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
Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can provide a rich habitat for a range of wildlife. However, without care ponds can soon become an eyesore with overgrown plants, weeds and water that is ...
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 overwinter Dahlias by Vitax Garden World
Some lift dahlia tubers and store them over winter, then replant the following spring. Others in milder areas leave them in the ground. So what is the best solution to ensure a repeat performance nex...
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
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.
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
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
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...
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.