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
Plant a pollinator garden
A pollinator garden comes in many sizes. They can be window boxes, planters on a patio or family gardens – every little helps.
Gardening in August
August is often one of the hottest and driest months of the year, reliably bringing the summer to a glorious close.
Join the Big Butterfly Count
The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.
Lawn maintenance in October
October is an important time for autumn lawn maintenance, especially in colder areas of the country where this month may be the last opportunity to give your lawn some care before winter sets in.
Wildlife gardening jobs for October
From feeding to creating habitats, find out what you can be doing for wildlife in October.
Protecting your plants from wind
You’ve put so much effort into your garden, the last thing you want is for your plants to be damaged in the wind. Here are our top short-term tips on how to protect your plants.
How to keep your greenhouse heated during the colder months
Greenhouses keep vulnerable plants protected during the colder months - here's our top tips to keeping the heat in your greenhouse.
Most gardeners love to grow Sunflowers but do you know how to harvest the seeds?