Category Guides

10 Mar

Reducing Single-Use Plastic

Waste and litter is a big problem in the borough and nationally, but you can reduce the amount of plastic you use, particularly single-use. The more consumers make these kinds of choices, the more brands and supermarkets respond by removing plastic.


4 Mar

Bringing Butterflies to your Garden

The main focus of our campaign has been bees and pollinators, however butterflies and caterpillars are important friends and an integral part of the UK ecosystem. By having plants rich in nectar we’re also encouraging butterflies to pay a visit.


3 Mar

Wildlife Gardening – What to do in March

March is the start of meteorological Spring, Hurray! Many animals and creatures are awaking after Winter and desperately need some food and somewhere to nest.


26 Feb

What’s the big deal with Grass lawns?

Lawns may appear ‘nice and neat’, but manicured lawns like we see all over the UK are not that beneficial environmentally, due to the sheer upkeep of mowing, fertiliser, herbicide and pesticides etc needed to keep them looking pristine.


23 Feb

10 Easy Pollinator Plants to Grow

Spring is coming, a great time for planting and planning, so with that in mind here are 10 easy to grow RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ approved plants for your garden.


21 Feb

Wildlife Gardening in a Small Space

When I rented my first house in Wigan it had a tiny tiny tiny paved yard. While I wasn’t in a position to pull up the flags, I wanted my own green space. It is possible, and importantly, it’s possible on a budget.


20 Feb

How to Grow a Mini Wildflower Meadow in your Garden

There are a few types of wildflower meadow but we will focus on the easiest ones, to get started in your own garden without being an expert. It will take a little time, as our garden soil is often too rich for wildflower species, but if you start early it’ll be worth it.