Galanthus elwesii 'Yvonne Hay'

VISIT The Garden House Virtual Snowdrop Festival

Friday 15th January – Sunday 28th February 2021  The Garden House in Devon is to offer snowdrop lovers across the UK a chance to enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular displays of snowdrops at their first ever Virtual Snowdrop Festival – providing daily treat and a welcome relief from lockdown. […]

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Seed Week 2021

Celebrate seed week – january 18-22

From 18th to 22nd of January, seed savers and gardeners from across the country will celebrateSeed Week, an annual online event highlighting the essential work of organic and agro-ecologicalseed producers and sellers selecting and growing the finest seed across the UK and Ireland. Lockdown seed boomEmpty supermarket shelves during lockdown […]

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

What will you see in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

World’s largest garden wildlife survey returns, 29-31 January 2021 Over its four decades, Big Garden Birdwatch has highlighted the winners and losers in the garden bird world. In 2020, nearly half a million people took part, counting almost eight million birds over a three-day period. For many people, garden birds […]

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Warm up the soil

At the end of winter about February or early March you could cover a small section of your plot with cloches or plastic sheeting (black is ideal but clear is also fine). This will have the effect of helping to warm the soil up and dry it a little. It […]

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Terry Walton is a convert to the benefits of using rock dust to grow healthy veg

Carbon Capture gardening with rock dust

After a year where new and experienced gardeners have found solace from Covid19 by spending their extra free time actively gardening, Carbon Capture gardening with REMIN volcanic rock dust (REMIN) is set to be the new trend setter for 2021. Organically certified REMIN is freshly crushed and finely screened, ancient […]

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Making an insect hotel

Go greener for 2021

After a testing year which has only been made bearable for many of us by turning to nature, isn’t the new year a brilliant time to repay this debt and make some green resolutions, asks the RSPB? Most new year pledges focus on altering our lives in a way which […]

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