By Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Wildflowers have become scarce in the countryside because we've lost many traditional habitats like hedgerows, hay meadows and chalk grassland. Wherever you live in the UK you should be able to attract at least 6 bumblebee species to your garden, and perhaps as many at 10.
By the Horitcultural Trade Association. In February, the water companies said that a hosepipe ban could only be averted by above average rainfall in the south east. Since then rainfall has been above average, but still the restrictions came. Here are 10 things can and cannot do under a hosepipe ban.
By garden designer Sarah Layton. As a child I remember the joy of watching garden birds feeding, or bathing with their delicate feathers all fluffed up, of watching a butterfly flit from one colourful flower to another drinking nectar in the sun.
By garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin. Someone approached me the other day and said they were fed up with seeing all these crisp new concrete walls, bright colours and fancy flooring in relatively ordinary gardens. It got me thinking about how some people are fast getting into a cycle of replacing gardens every few years, almost as often as we replace kitchens and re-decorate our homes.
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