‘Beehaus’ by Omlet – a new design of hive

With increasing interest in urban beekeeping, it was only a matter of time before someone through away the rulebook and created a designer beehive. Omlet, the makers of the world famous Eglu chicken house, have launched a product that they are calling the Beehaus. Commentators in the … [Read more...]



Flower of the month – Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers or Helianthus are a great way to bring fresh, bright colour to the back of the border in autumn. Flowering into early October, Perennial Helianthus are hardy, vigorous plants with small to large yellow flowers. They can grow from three to seven feet tall, depending on the … [Read more...]



Plant of the month – Sedum

Sedum spectabile or ice plant, is a wonderful flower for adding autumn colour to the border and is loved by bees and butterflies. Growing to a height and spread of around 45 cm, Sedum Spectabile enjoys full sun in light to well drained soil and is hardy enough to survive British … [Read more...]



Keeping Honey Bees

A garden cannot thrive without bees and bees increasingly need gardens in order to survive. Beekeeping has seen a sudden surge in popularity, probably due to press exposure over the last year or two about the plight of Britain's honey bees. The British Bee Keeping Association has seen a 25% … [Read more...]



Plant for Life Challenge

PlantforLife challenges Britain’s gardeners to help save four butterfly species on the verge of extinction PlantforLife and The Butterfly Conservation are teaming up to try and save four of Britain’s butterfly species by launching a public awareness campaign providing simple gardening advice to … [Read more...]



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