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
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...
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.
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.