You may not know what a wildlife corridor is; it’s a more technical term usually reserved for natural green spaces, not our gardens. But we have the opportunity to add these green spaces and help wildlife
It’s well known that plants and trees, including hedges, reduce co2 in the atmosphere. However, it’s less known that they reduce noise pollution and even lesser-known how plants are mitigating against flooding, which is an increasing issue in the UK.
Most Wiganers will have seen a flood or 2… at least! I know where I am by Saddle Junction in Wigan Town centre, it floods quite severely at least once or twice a year, cutting off roads and damaging houses.
So how can we help to tackle flooding at home?
Ever thought of having your own apple tree? Here are some reasons why it’s a great idea, and easier than you might think!
You might be thinking that sounds great growing a tree…. but you don’t have the space for apple trees! Well, fear not
Today I hope to inspire you into living within a more connected way with nature. I hope to open your eyes to the potential already here in abundance, in a friendly way.
When February turns to spring, out bursts our famous early pollinating butterflies, bumblebees, honey bees, beetles and a whole variety of other helpful insects. They are hungry and weak after winter, so for them, the bold and ready sunshine dandelion is the first stop.
Peat is commonly found in standard garden compost that you buy, and you may not have considered it at all before, but it’s very damaging to the environment.
It comes from ancient Peatlands. They built up over thousands of years and used to cover large areas of the UK.