‘For Peat’s Sake’

‘For Peat’s Sake’ campaigner Garden Organic is asking gardeners to complete a simple survey about their attitudes and habits regarding the use of peat in compost.The results of the survey will help them better understand how and why gardeners chose the products they do, and how they can encourage them to choose more environmentally friendly options.Today, 95 per cent of…

GROW FOR CRISIS

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. In support of their work a new campaign, Grow for Crisis, has been launched to encourage people to get into gardening and start their own fundraising campaigns.The campaign will officially start on 20 March (the first day of spring) and already has the support of celebrated gardener and ‘no dig’ guru Charles…

PRODUCT REVIEWS: GARDENING GLOVES

This month the KG Team have been trying out a range of gardening gloves suitable for light tasks around the garden (not suitable for pruning) BEST BUYWEED MASTER BAMBOO GLOVES With the environment in mind, these gloves are made from natural bamboo fibres which are naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, helping to reduce the bacteria that thrive in clothing and cause…

POTS WITH STYLE

If you want to grow your fruit and veg in pots that are functional as well as pleasing on the eye, here are our Best Buy and Top Pics for the April issue BEST BUYENAMEL POTS These indoor enamel plant pots come in five different sizes with each pot a different shade of pink  Dimensions: largest pot: Diameter 18cm/7in x…

Birdy it’s cold outside

The RSPB is urging people to feed the garden birds that have helped raise the public’s spirits over lockdown to help the birds pull through the cold weather snap.With many parts of the country braced for more snow and icy temperatures this week, wildlife charity the RSPB is appealing to the public to take some easy ways to help our…