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…

Brits interest in gardening soars as we prepare to welcome guests into our gardens

Chris Beardshaw, garden designer, TV presenter and author reveals his tips for plants, flowers & quick-fix garden ideas to wow friends and family this season Interest in gardens and outdoor spaces has grown significantly over the past year as we have potted, planted, weeded and seeded our way through the pandemic. The trend looks set to continue as many people…
Making an insect hotel

Go greener for 2021

After a testing year which has only been made bearable for many of us by turning to nature, isn’t the new year a brilliant time to repay this debt and make some green resolutions, asks the RSPB? Most new year pledges focus on altering our lives in a way which just doesn’t work for us and it’s easy to give…