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
How to plant a tree
Tony Kirkham, head of arboretum, gardens and horticulture services at Kew is responsible for the collection of 14,000 trees. Here he shares how to plant and care for trees
A guide to garden wildlife
As you spend more time working outside, it's not unusual to find yourself becoming more aware of just how full of wildlife your garden is.
What do robins eat?
Your garden is a valuable habitat for wildlife and you can support the natural world around you. Little changes make a big difference to our wild friends.
Keep bird baths topped up
Bird baths will quickly evaporate or become full of algae growth which can stagnate the water.
Why use organic and natural pesticides?
Organic and natural methods are very popular with home gardeners who want to decrease their dependence on chemicals in the garden.
Bee Safe Garden
Always use Garden Care Products as directed on the label and they will not harm bees
Controlling Garden Pests With Wildlife In Mind
You can make your garden a wildlife haven by growing a wide variety of plants that provide food and shelter or all kinds of creatures. However you do need to look after your garden to create a rich ha...