Category: Environment

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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.

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How to Reduce Flooding with Your Garden

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?

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Reasons to Grow an Apple Tree (or 2)

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

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An Ode to Dandelions

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.

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The Danger of Pesticides

Pesticides are created in labs solely to kill off the undesirables, such as; slugs, snails, fungi, ants, some plant diseases, and aphids to protect crops and gardens.

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All About Bees

I knew it was Spring a little before the calendar did. It was the moment the wind blew a fat-bottomed bumble bee towards me. It made me chuckle and feel fuzzy inside, that the Winter is over and warm light is coming.