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What should I expect from my wildflowers? 🌱 🌺🌸

What should I expect from my wildflowers? 🌱 🌺🌸

The image below shows seedlings at 8 weeks - this is roughly what you’d expect but obviously very much depends on soil conditions and, of course, t...
What activities can I do with the kids in the garden?

What activities can I do with the kids in the garden?

    👭👬Kids just love the outdoors and nature in general, so here are some suggested activities that can be done outside or inside - if the w...
What is World Bee Day?

What is World Bee Day?

United Nation's World Bee Day is celebrated every year on the 20th May. Anton Jansa, a Slovenian pioneer in beekeeping and an expert on bees in ge...
Sunflowers, did you know? …

Sunflowers, did you know? …

  We all love sunflowers, they're seen as 'happy' flowers and are great 'mood lifters'!🌻As they are so loved we thought we'd put a few facts togeth...
What is Earth Day? …

What is Earth Day? …

  🌎Earth Day is celebrated each year on the 22nd April, more than a billion people around the world mark the day by taking part in activities like...
🌺🌸🌼 How and when to sow my wildflowers?

🌺🌸🌼 How and when to sow my wildflowers?

March to May or September to October are ideal times to sow wildflowers. Although wildflowers can thrive in poor ground, they do need fine soil to...
🌻When's the best time to sow Sunflowers?

🌻When's the best time to sow Sunflowers?

The best time to sow is April and May, Sunflowers are easy to grow and make a good introduction for children to gardening. For best results grow i...
Nigella, Love-in-a-mist or Devil in the bush!

Nigella, Love-in-a-mist or Devil in the bush!

Whatever you choose to call it, this delicate member of the Buttercup family has been a firm favourite in cottage gardens since Elizabethan times! ...
Wasps - love them or loathe them?

Wasps - love them or loathe them?

Wasps regularly annoy us towards the end of summer and early autumn! However, although they can be incredibly annoying they can also be very impor...
Autumn - a great time to sow your wildflowers! 🌺🌸🌼

Autumn - a great time to sow your wildflowers! 🌺🌸🌼

Celebrate autumn! Now is a great time to sow wildflowers for an early spring display! 🌺🌸🌼 Here are a few tips to help you keep on top of what can...
What are the best flowers for Bees?

What are the best flowers for Bees?

With everybody turning their attention to the health and well-being of the planet, we find ourselves looking into different ways we can help keep f...
How can I help bees in hot weather? 🐝🐝

How can I help bees in hot weather? 🐝🐝

  Create a 'pit stop' for the bees! Many of us have bird baths, which is great, but very often the sides are too steep for our insects to drink fro...