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Gardeners can play a key role in preventing flooding after heavy rain, according to the RHS which is calling on everyone with a garden to do their bit to soak up excess rainwater.
Help prevent Flooding after heavy rain
Torrential rain and thunderstorms have caused flash flooding in the south-east this summer, and extreme weather events are set to become increasingly common. Yet gardens can play a massive role in reducing the risk of flooding by soaki...Read more...
It’s National Allotments Week this week and we’re all Growing Together – this year’s theme for the annual celebration of all things allotment-related run by the National Allotment Society.
National Allotment Week
Allotment sites all across the country are opening to the public and welcoming in local communities to see for themselves how plots are open to all sections of society, from the unemployed to the professional, young or old, all races and rel...Read more...
It’s all too easy to hit the gardening doldrums in August, so concentrate all your efforts on keeping the display at its peak. Here’s our list of jobs to be getting on with this month.
- Keep up with watering concentrating on hanging basket and container displays, plants in the greenhouse and newly-planted seedlings.
- Top up ponds in hot weather using rainwater wherever possible – tap water...
Just one in four of us come across hedgehogs regularly in our gardens according to a wildlife survey from the RSPB. That’s a drop of three percent on the previous year – showing that populations of our favourite mammals are still in steep decline. The charity asked 280,000 people to keep records about wildlife they saw in the garden over a year.
You've got more chance seeing a Fox in Your Garden than a Hedgehog?
The results included foxes for the fir...Read more...