Category: Environment

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Dealing with Weeds, Naturally

Weeds’ comes up a lot in our garden work. We are advocates of using a chemical-free approach wherever possible and resorting to not weeding if we have to. If you do feel like you need to remove some, here a few tips to make your life easier!

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12 Reasons to Volunteer With Us

Here are some of the most common garden pests and diseases you see in the UK, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them without using dangerous pesticides or herbicides. There are plenty of more natural alternatives that will help with pest control and keep your garden wildlife-friendly.

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How to get rid of Garden Plant Pests and Diseases naturally

Here are some of the most common garden pests and diseases you see in the UK, how to identify them, and what you can do to control them without using dangerous pesticides or herbicides. There are plenty of more natural alternatives that will help with pest control and keep your garden wildlife-friendly.

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What happens to litter?

If you’re on the fence about litter picking, here is a quick overview of what happens to litter that stays on the ground. Every bag you collect prevents all of this.

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How to Help Hedgehogs in your Garden

Sadly the decline of the hedgehog population continues, and it is thought that there are now less than 500,000 left in England.

Loss of habitat from building, increased traffic on the roads, and use of pesticides means it has never been more important to look after our spikey friends.

Luckily, it is relatively easy to make small changes in our gardens to do just that.

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10 Weeds We Love

Here are my top 10 weeds, and why we love them, where they pop up, what to know about spreading, management, and their benefits.

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7 Native Flowers for your Garden

More studies are showing lately that a mix of native and non-native (with a majority of native / northern hemisphere plants) is considered the ideal if you want to attract wildlife into your garden. Here are a few great easy choices!

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Gardening for Bees

This post is based on our popular social media series, Gardening for Bees. We’ve collected it all together, in one post so it’s full of quick tips and ideas if you want more bees (and pollinators) in your garden!

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Gardens as Wildlife Corridors

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

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The Benefits of Garden Hedges

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.