How to put on a festive feast for birds!  

The cold snap of winter means steaming roast dinners and hot cocoa are back on the menu – and you can share the festive celebrations with the birds outside your window! Many of the foods we eat are also big hits with the birds, especially during the colder months when there are fewer natural food sources available and they need extra calories to stay warm.  Try sprinkling some of these treats on your bird table and see what turns up. Maybe your local robin, or a swirl of…

the Story of the Tomato at Chelsea

The ever-popular tomato certainly deserves respect! Its history has been littered with adventure, travel and even wartime propaganda! Burpee Europe and Pennard Plants will be joining forces this September to celebrate the ‘love apple’ with a display at the Chelsea Flower Show. Based around the forthcoming book ‘Ten Tomatoes That Changed The World’ by William Alexander, it will explain why…

E5 OR E10?

With the introduction last week of E5 and E10 petrol options many will be wondering what can be used in petrol driven gardening tools.E10, the cheaper option and introduced to reduce CO2 emissions, is made up of 90% regular unleaded and 10% ethanol, hence why it is called E10. On the other hand, E5, the dearer alternative, is made up…

Wildlife is welcome!

Actively attracting insects, worms and birds to our gardens and pots can help save the planet Gardeners at a national horticultural charity are encouraging us to attract wildlife into our gardens to help prevent irreversible extinctions and save the planet this ‘Organic September’.Leaders at Garden Organic say that without a collective effort to halt a worrying decline in wildlife, vital…