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
Advice On Weed Control
Advice on selecting the right garden care chemical for effective weed control.
Advice On Safe Spraying Of Garden Insecticides
Advice on the safe spraying of garden insecticides. Watch this video for advice on how to use garden insecticides in a way that protects bees and other pollinators.
How To Use Slug Pellets Safely And Effectively In Your Garden
Watch this animation to find out how properly stored and applied slug pellets are a safe and effective way of controlling slugs.
Water And Aquatic Wildlife
To protect your water and aquatic wildlife gardeners need to be aware of how to prevent any water pollution arising from the incorrect disposal of garden care chemicals.
Safe Control Of Slugs And Snails
Slugs and snails are often recorded by the Royal Horticultural Society as the number one pest problem in UK gardens. Natural predators like birds, frogs, ground beetles etc can help to control them an...
Bees And Gardens
Bees are vitally important to all of us as pollinators of crops and flowers. Gardens provide a place where bees can forage and find pollen and nectar. Bee health is affected by a variety of factors wi...
Garden wildlife jobs for July
Find out how you can give the wildlife in your garden a helping hand in July by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
How to reduce plastic garden waste
Plastic waste in the garden is a problem. Here we look at how gardeners can reduce plastic use in the garden and offer some tips on how to get closer to a zero waste garden. Article by www.gardensillu...
Gardening in September
Although September is the start of autumn, we can still be blessed by lovely, warm weather.