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
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...
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 a Changing Climate
Looking to the future. The changing climate will have a big impact on the way we garden. We're investigating ways in which we can manage these changes
Habitats for garden birds
Find out how to make your garden a haven for birds, whatever its size, by providing a range of habitats for them.
The RHS: Staking Trees
Staking newly planted trees is necessary to prevent wind rock and movement of the roots. Movement can tear new roots, slowing down establishment. A newly planted tree will take a couple of years to an...
How to attract birds to your garden in 4 steps
There are few greater or simpler pleasures than catching the dawn chorus as you wake to begin the day. Find out how to attract birds to your garden to enjoy the wonders of nature from your own home.
Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs
By Andy McIndoe. Andy is the resident adviser at Vitax on gardening projects, providing practical advice to help gardeners successfully create beautiful gardens.
Dealing with tree stumps and unwanted saplings
It is all very well getting a tree cut down, but you are still left with the stump and the roots in the ground.