Wildlife & The Environment
To ensure that they pose no unacceptable risk to human health, wildlife or the environment, most garden pesticides need to be approved for sale by the HSE.
To ensure you are using a registered product please look on the product for the approval number that starts with “MAPP xxxx” or check HSEs garden database for a list of products that are authorised for use on particular plants or areas in the garden.If you have an article of interest please contact us
Gardening in October
October can be a glorious month in the garden, with clear blue skies and crisp days. Everywhere you look, the autumn leaves are a blaze of rich warm reds, oranges and yellows, a last extravagant expl...
How to Compost Fallen Leaves
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year as the leaves of deciduous trees change from green to shades of red, flame and gold, colouring the landscape and garden.
Growing apples in pots and containers
Even in the smallest gardens it is possible to pick your own delicious apples straight from the tree; simply grow one in a large pot.
14 top tips for getting your garden ready for autumn
Getting ready for autumn, for the majority of us, means looking forward to curling up with a cosy blanket and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. But don’t head indoors until you've run through our check...
Bring back to store compost bags
For eco-conscious consumers, recycling is a priority. However, compost bags are not easy to recycle and mostly end up in landfill.
Gardening in September
September is pleasantly warm enough to enjoy pottering in the garden, with the relentless heat of previous months usually behind us.
Gardening in August
August is often one of the hottest and driest months of the year, reliably bringing the summer to a glorious close.
‘Worst mistake’ gardeners can make during a heatwave
Gardening experts have shared their top miscues to avoid when gardening in hot weather.
Gardening in July
We never know quite what the weather will be like in July, so when the sun shines, take every opportunity to get out and enjoy your garden!