Got an awkward shaded corner in your garden or yard where not much grows? I know I do. Trying to put sun-loving plants in a shaded or partially shaded spot will generally result in a headache, and a waste of money and time.
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
For some, gardening can seem quite expensive and risky (what if it dies?!) But there are few easy ways to encourage wildlife in your garden, of all sizes, without having to spend too much money.
Here are some of our best tips for wildlife gardening on a budget, with ideas that are cheap, free or may even make a few pennies!
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.