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
Foliage plants: how to use green foliage plants in your garden
Designer Alasdair Cameron offers five tips on how to work with foliage and a green colour palette in the garden
October. The autumn chill sets in
Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder.
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.