Category Archives: Environment

Do I Need Planning Permission for Wheelie Bin Stores?

New Home Present

Planning regulations can be confusing at the best of times. It might seem obvious that you’d need planning permission for some home improvements, but do you need it for bin stores? You’ve spotted the ideal bin store. It suits the style of your garden perfectly and it hides unsightly wheelie bins out of sight. But […]

Summer Staycation: Create A Garden Getaway

Summer Staycation

2021 promises to be the year of the Summer Staycation. If you intend to holiday at home this year, your garden could be the best place to do it. You won’t have to drive anywhere, you’ll save a fortune on hotels and parking and you can escape to your own piece of paradise every weekend. […]

Why Wheelie Bin Storage with a Planter is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Wheelie Bin with Planter

Do you look out of the window at your lovely garden only to have your view spoiled by your clunky wheelie bins? Do you wish your garden was the focus at BBQs and not your wheelies? In short, a wheelie bin store with planter might just be the answer to your prayers. In fact, we think wheelie […]

10 Ways To Make An Eco-Friendly Garden

eco friendly garden

With winters becoming wetter and longer and summers becoming hotter and shorter, we can be in no doubt that climate change is affecting everyday life in the UK. If you are concerned about climate change and its damaging effect on the environment. You can take steps like switching to renewable energy, lowering carbon footprint and […]

Summer Gardening Quarterly Update

Summer Quarterly Gardening Update

Whether your summer garden is a small haven or a larger landscaped space, it needs maintenance all year round. In the summer months, the warmer (and wetter) weather means that everything starts to grow and come alive. That means you need to stay on top of it.  But which jobs should be your priority? Here’s our guide […]

How To Grow Microgreens At Home

Microgreens

When it comes to superfoods, microgreens are hard to beat. However, buying them can be expensive. What many people don’t know is that growing these tiny shoots of goodness at home is relatively easy. Even without a greenhouse or fancy lighting equipment, you could harvest your first crop in as little as seven days. In […]

What is a summer garden MUST HAVE!

Wheelie Bin Cleaning

Long warm summer days and light nights make our thoughts turn to BBQs in the garden with friends. What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than enjoying a few cold beers or a glass of wine or two in your lovely outdoor space? But what if there’s something that’s making your garden look (and […]

How to Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Hedgehogs This Autumn

Autumn is approaching and before long, the nights will be getting darker and we’ll be getting ready to light the bonfire. But spare a thought for the wildlife that seek a safe haven in your garden, especially hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are busy preparing to hibernate at this time of year, so it helps if you can […]

Give Your Wooden Storage Units Some Maintenance

If you’re looking into buying a storage unit for your wheelie bins, garden tools, kids’ toys and everything else you don’t want cluttering up your lawn. Chances are you’ll opt for something made from wood. Wood is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, and it can add a certain something to your garden. But remember, it is a […]

The UK’s Top Eco-Friendly Destinations

It can be easy to forget carbon footprint as your thoughts turn to warm evenings and a cocktail or two. But if you’re not jetting off to sunnier climes, don’t worry because there are plenty of eco-friendly places you can visit here in the UK. Here’s our guide to some eco-friendly destinations that you won’t […]

Deadly Shrubs You Do Not Want in Your Garden

If you’re a keen gardener, you want the best looking, most vibrant and fragrant plants in your garden. Not something poisonous, smelly or just downright dangerous. Here’s our guide to some of the most dangerous plants on earth that you definitely don’t want in your flower bed! Skunk Cabbage As you might guess by the […]

How Gardening Helps the Environment

If you love gardening, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not only great for your physical and mental health, it’s pretty good for the environment too. This is because plants help purify the air, and so the trees, shrubs, vegetable crops, flowers, and herbs in your garden actually help reduce pollution. Plants release oxygen […]

How to Protect Your Garden from Heavy Rain

If you’re a seasoned gardener, you’ll probably be heard telling people rain is good for the garden when they complain about it. But in recent weeks, we’ve had a lot more rainfall than average, and this can do a lot of damage to gardens. Here are some tips on how to give your garden some […]

Things to Do in Your Garden Before You Jet Off On Holiday

So you’ve checked and double-checked that you have your tickets and passports. You’ve cancelled the newspapers and made sure your home is secure, but what about your garden? If your garden is your pride and joy, you don’t want to come back and find it full of dehydrated plants and weeds. To make sure all […]

What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Way to Barbecue Food?

Ah, the barbecue. The preserve of the meat lover. What is it about grilling meat on an open flame that makes it so delicious? The smell, the juices, the smoky flavour? Okay, now I’m hungry! But as you’ve probably figured out, burning fuel to cook your delicious food and releasing a lot of smoke into […]

Why You Need a Summer House in your Garden

Summer House

Admittedly, the Great British Weather may have been kind to us recently. However, our summers are known for being changeable, to say the least. We Brits tend to love our gardens and we love spending time in them, even though the weather conditions prevent us from doing so for a large part of the year; […]

How You Can Help Protect Forests

Protect forests

The trees that surround us every day, in our woodlands and forests are under threat and you can protect forests easily! Climate change, land development, pollution, population growth and tree diseases and pests. However, if we don’t act to protect them now, it’s bad news for the planet, and for us. The biggest threats to […]

Get your Greenhouse Ready for the Spring

Spring Greenhouse

Spring is a good time to clean your greenhouse to get rid of any pests and diseases it’s harbouring before spring arrives. This spring, it’s likely to contain far fewer plants than it does at other times of the year, and there’s not too much to do in the garden either, so you’ll have plenty […]

How to Help Birds Survive in the Winter

Birds in Winter

Winter has reared its ugly head again, birds often have the worst of it in winter. As the UK braces itself against snow and ice, spare a thought for the wildlife, especially birds, that have to survive in severe weather conditions. In the winter, it’s a lot harder for them to find food for energy and […]

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly Home

Having an eco-friendly home doesn’t have to be expensive. You might think you have to build one from scratch out of recycled timber and glass-like something on Grand Designs. But the truth is, just making a few small tweaks can really reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. Here are our top tips on […]

Grow Your Own Christmas Dinner

christmas veg

Many of us wouldn’t think of looking any further than Tesco for our Christmas dinner meat, veg and all the trimmings, but by far the best way to get the freshest produce is to grow your own. Why not make a resolution to make your Christmas dinner full of homegrown produce next year? Here’s how: […]

Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

sustainable gardening

Gardening is good for your physical and mental health, but did you realise that many things you might use in your garden are bad for the environment. Like weed killers, pesticides, and artificial fertilisers to name just a few? We explore how you can make your gardening more sustainable. What is sustainable gardening? Nature actually […]

Would You Be Able to Identify Poisonous Plants?

poisonous plants

Even if you’re a keen gardener, you might not be aware of exactly which species of plants can actually be harmful or poisonous to humans. These plants are an important part of our ecosystem and many are a food source for insects and birds. They contain substances they need for their own survival which sometimes […]