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.
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.
How to grow waterlilies
Waterlilies are probably the most popular – and easiest to recognise – pond plant. Large lakes and ponds look stunning, covered with their floating leaves and their flowers in summer and autumn.
Deadheading is the term used for the removal of flowers from plants when they are fading or dead.
Starting A Wildlife Garden
Germander speedwell is an excellent nectar source for solitary bees and can be grown in the garden.