Bees are an essential part of a British summer and vital to the production of fruit and other crops. But like so much of our native wildlife, bees are under threat from the use of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. How can you help?
When was the last time you saw Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and her family in your garden? According to a recent survey, there’s a good chance it was over a year ago…
There are nearly 130 species of slugs and snails in the UK and many are garden pests that can quickly wreak havoc. So how do you keep them off your prized plants?
We’ve all become aware of the need to reduce our use of plastics and think carefully about how we dispose of them – and when we garden, being out with nature trying to get the best from our environment, we’re probably more aware of this than most.
It’s Easter, spring has almost sprung, and that can only mean one thing: a trip to the garden centre. So what grand designs do you have for your garden and your hanging baskets or pots this year? (more on hanging baskets…)
In December 2016, there were countless reports of daffodils appearing days before Christmas. Have you noticed the seasons changing when it comes to gardening?
A fine spring when apple trees were in blossom and insects were busy pollinating, followed by plenty of rain to help the fruit swell has led to a bumper harvest this year. And don’t I know it.
Nothing beats the taste of home-grown tomatoes, but are you watering your plants frequently enough? (more on watering tomatoes…)
It might not be the case everywhere, but in many parts of the country it seems we could be heading for a drought. So how can you make sure your garden doesn’t suffer? (more on drought warnings…)
Month two in The Lobby – and it’s been a busy 31 days, with plenty of meaningful debates on all manner of topics, impartation of knowledge, some trivia, and even a smattering of humour. (The Lobby in March…)
If ever there was a reason for eating in season and growing your own veg, it’s now.
Whether you’re a beginner or someone who’s owned and looked after a garden for years, there are always questions that crop up, so where do you go to for advice? (more on gardening advice…)
Now that Twelfth Night is almost upon us, those of you who bought a real Christmas tree will probably be wondering what to do with it. (more on recycling your Christmas tree…)
More and more people are choosing fake trees these days, but if you prefer the real thing, the choice can be overwhelming, so what should you pick? (more on choosing a Christmas tree…)