Attracting Birds to your Garden

It's wonderful to watch and identify all manner of birds who have chosen to pop into the garden for a drink and a stickybeak. From tiny, cheerful…

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Getting to Know Poisonous Plants

Do you like to spend time in the garden with your children or with pets?  Do you like have vases with flowers to enliven your living areas?  If so,…

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Good Flies

Not all flies are bad!  We are used to being concerned when we see a blowfly, thinking it carries disease, or being annoyed by those pesky common…

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Update on Frogs

It’s been eight years since the Year of the Frog was declared and a new international conservation action plan launched. Back then 500 zoos around…

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Artificial tree hollows for animal habitat

In the modern age, trees are usually viewed in terms of amenity and safety, with unsafe trees being removed entirely. What is generally overlooked is…

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Green Roofs

Green roofs are rooftops equipped to grow gardens. This innovative infrastructure offers an excellent prospect for inner city gardening. Like any…

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Why Sustainable Gardening?

Some people might ask why SGA talks about sustainable gardening rather than just gardening. The fact is that horticulture in the hands of home…

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Insect Hotels

Supporting Biodiversity?  or just Garden Art? Ever wondered where all those bugs go in the winter or when it rains? They don’t pack their bags and…

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Bee Alert and Bee Very Alarmed!

Some good news from the European Union this week where a two year restriction on the use of neonicotinoid chemicals, the world’s most used…

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Worms and Worm Farms

So, most of us have had a pet of some sort over the course of our lives, our pets bring us joy, love, laughter, and good times. But imagine owning…

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