Eco-friendly

  1. 7 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    7 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Discover the best ways to recycle your Christmas tree to benefit your garden and the community.

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  2. A Beginner’s Guide to Allotments

    A Beginner’s Guide to Allotments

    You’ve had your name on the waiting list for months, you get the phone call and – yes! - you are, at last, an allotment holder. Now you need to plan. 

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  3. Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    As the sap rises, we all get the itch to garden. That itch turns to an urge around the end of March and many plunge headlong into the wonderful world of Grow

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  4. Pop Veg – Creating a Veg Patch with a Raised Bed

    Pop Veg – Creating a Veg Patch with a Raised Bed

    Who would have thought that a major hit in 2005 by pop-combo Westlife could be attributed to your back garden veg plot? Oh yes, I can exclusively reveal that the song ‘You Raise Me Up’ (you know the one - big ballad typ

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  5. Power Your Shed with A Solar Power Station

    Power Your Shed with A Solar Power Station

    Get the most out of your shed, workshop, summer house or log cabin with a solar power station or solar lighting kit. 

    Offering more than just light, you can charge devices, run 12v appliances and work on your laptop - all without the need for an electrician.

    Read on to find out more.

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  6. How can gardening help hedgehogs?

    How can gardening help hedgehogs?

    The hedgehog is one of the most familiar of Britain’s wild animals. Known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ for their love of feasting on those pesky worms and slugs, hedgehogs can be spotted roaming our gardens at night but sadly the number of them in the

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  7. Working wonders with Botanical PaperWorks

    Working wonders with Botanical PaperWorks

    We spoke with Kelly from Botanical PaperWorks about what they do, the importance of eco-friendly products and practices, and some great tips for saving water while you garden. Check out the interview below!

    Our interview with Botanical PaperWorks

    1. You are a world-leading producer of eco-friendly seed paper. How did your interest in this area begin?

    It actually all began with a mother-daughter duo, Mary Reimer, a teacher and Heidi Reimer-Epp, a marketing and business professional. Before the time of recycling, Mary was looking for ways to reuse leftover paper from her students and discovered eco-friendly papermaking. The two were excited to try new ideas and it eventually became a full-time passion. After creating Heidi’s wedding stationery and receiving much praise over the creativity of the seed paper, a business was born.

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  8. 9 foods that you can re-grow from your kitchen

    9 foods that you can re-grow from your kitchen

    There is great satisfaction in re-growing veggies (also fruit!) from scraps. Following a few basic guidelines, you too can now watch as your foods regenerate themselves. Apart from the fact that you may save yourself (even small amounts of) money,

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  9. A quick guide to making your allotment bee friendly

    As you sit in your shed with a welcome cup of tea after a tough session on the allotment, you might spare a thought for the humble bee. These days, bees are having it pretty tough and their numbers are falling dramatically. What has this got to do

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  10. Urban Food Week - Edible Open Gardens Day

    Urban Food Week - Edible Open Gardens Day

    This week is is Urban Food Week in London, which is run by Sustain and is a collaboration between Ethical Eats, Capital Growth and others.

    Throughout the week various bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be offering food and drink created

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