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
Brown stink bug among 'future threats' to gardens
Gardeners are being urged to be on alert for the stink bug insect and other pests set to arrive in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.