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
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.
Garden jobs for December
Winter is a great time for gardeners to take stock, tidy up, protect plants and plan ahead. Here is a winter gardening guide by Countryfile
Eight plants to help bees through winter into spring
Provide a source of pollen and nectar for any bees that are active during the winter months. By BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
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.