Gardening for Biodiversity – from Bush Gardens to Gardening the Bush

An inspiring talk was given by Dr. Charles Meredith at SGA's Annual General Meeting recently.  He is a highly respected ecologist with extensive…

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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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How Sustainable is your Garden?

We talk a lot about sustainability, but what does it actually mean in relation to gardening? How can we contribute to a more 'sustainable' world by…

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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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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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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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Lizards

Generally when we think of backyard habitat, we think of beautiful birds and butterflies, fantastic frogs, persistent possums and a host of other…

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Bees & their role in your garden

EUROBEEAN and SKIPBEES... who’s who in the hive? Without honey bees, many of our crops don’t produce, or they produce very poorly. Honey bees…

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Plant a Tree

We've all heard the news - the planet is in strife. We're choking on carbon emissions, chopping down forests and doing untold damage to our fragile…

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