Alloments – Get your own and grow your own.

Got an allotment? We’ve got you covered. Well aren’t you the lucky one, in some areas of the county waiting lists for allotments can be up to years long. You need to get to our site at Spudulica.co.uk for all those allotment essentials. If you want an allotment you need to go to your local […]

How to get your garden summer ready – 2022

Lets get your garden summer ready – Summer is about to begin and we all want to spend more time outdoors, why not follow our simple hints and tips to make the most of your outdoor spaces this summer. How do I get my garden ready for plants? Make sure your prepare the area you […]

Helping local wildlife in autumn/winter

As the days get darker earlier and the temperature drops drawing the year to a close your garden wildlife might need a little helping hand. Some animals like hedgehogs hibernate, if you see any little ones out and about it might be a good idea to contact a local wildlife charity for advice. Local to […]

Autumn Hunt with the Kids

Why not get those wellies on and go for a weekend or evening scavenger hunt with the kids? Grandkids? Or even big kids! You could have a competition who sees all the items first? Or split up the hunt so that everybody has something to look for. In autumn there is so much to see […]

Bog garden

Following on from previous blogs about waterlogging and dealing with too moist areas; its time to celebrate these damp and wet areas by creating a bog garden.  Adding a new bog area will increase local ecosystems and biodiversity. Bog gardens are also great for a transitioning from a pond back to a drier part of […]

helping local wildlife in summer

Helping your local wildlife in the heat. Your garden is not the only one that might need a bit of extra care in the summer heat. Your local birds and wildlife may be finding it harder too. Here are a few easy and simple jobs you can do to help. Bird baths – providing water […]

Make your own bee house –

Why not add another place in the garden to help your local bee population? Why not make a bee house? It is easy to do maybe get the kids invloved. Find a suitable casing with an open end. A recycled 2l bottle would work with the top and end cut off. Just cut a section […]

Common garden pests

Green fly and Black fly – Aphids are 5mm green or black in colour. They can be found on new growth and the underside of leaves. They eat the sap of the plant and slow the growth. Easiest way to get rid of them is to knock them off the plant and squash them. Lily […]

Welcoming bees to your garden

I am sure you have all heard that we need to protect our bees, but do you know why? Bees are the worlds most important pollinator for food crops. Bees help plants re produce and contribute a to most ecosystems for all living things. Not even counting the delicious honey they make! Did you know […]

Winter Wildlife – What can you do at home?

Winter Wildlife in the garden Cold weather, freezing rain, coupled with shorter days and longer nights make winter a hard season for wildlife. In your urban garden you can help local wildlife, a few quick actions can help birds, hedgehogs, butterflies and insects. Ready for a new spring season for these creatures to help your […]