Category Archives: BEE Responsible Gardening

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If you love the sound of happy bees & butterflies buzzing & fluttering round your garden then download this design now.   It’s packed with wonderful plants that will feed your bees for much of the year.

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Bees V RHS – it’s time for the bees to win

Bees V RHS – it’s time for the Bees to win.   The Royal Horticultural Society is an amazing institution. It’s role is to promote gardening and educate current and future generations about gardening and all things horticultural.   No one can argue that it does not fulfil this role admirably. However, the RHS has created a monster in the world of horticulture

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The Trouble with Flower Shows…

The Trouble with Flower Shows…   What trouble, flowers shows are meant to inspire us, show us how to garden & display amazing plants in wonderful garden settings! Shows are the pinnacle of horticultural achievement, where they lead we should follow….   Or should we?

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Does your Garden Taste Good?

Does your Garden Taste Good? And why this matters.   Sitting in a garden in Summer watching bees buzz and butterflies flutter is one of life’s great pleasures. Not only is it a pleasure for us to watch (unless you are melissophobic or lepidopterophobic of course!), it is also hugely beneficial to all those insects too!   Bees have to work really hard

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Gardens are for life – not for show

Why Gardens should be for Life, not just for Show   Show Gardens are fantastic aren’t they! They represent all that is innovative, stunning (expensive!) and exciting, we wander through garden shows being wowed on every side by picture perfect paradises packed full of colour, scent and cool stuff! And it’s great, but then we all go home and I

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Real Gardeners Love Life – but what about the bugs!

Insect Friendly Flowers also attract bugs Why would you want to attract insects to the plants and flowers in your garden – all they do is eat them! That’s true, but it is absolutely vital to human survival that they do!     To explain, first we have to take a step out of your garden.  Humans are part of the great ecosystem

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Hedgehogs and why you need one

Why help hedgehogs?   Despite the fact they adorably cute and have been on this planet for about 20 million years, we’ve lost a third of our hedgehogs over the last 10 years. It seems likely from long-running surveys that there are fewer than a million hedgehogs left in the UK.   If that isn’t reason enough, hedgehogs actually play

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Hedgehog Holes – share and care people!

Sadly the time frame for getting enough signatures on this petition has expired, so you can’t sign this one….but we will have another go shortly. Hedgehogs need our help, just think if we all had holes in our fences they wouldn’t need to cross the road. All you need to do is click the image and add your name to

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How ‘green’ are Bedding Plants?

How ‘Green’ are Bedding Plants?   A strange title you may be thinking, of course bedding plants are green – they’re plants and all the plants we put in our gardens must be good for the environment surely?   In the UK nearly £1bn is spent on bedding plants each year – that’s a lot of money and an awful

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Who are flowers for?

Who are flowers for?   Flowers are for us to admire – right?   Well absolutely yes they are, but flowers aren’t just for us, many of today’s modern blooms however are created primarily to please the human eye – but are we forgetting who flowers are really for?   Let’s take you back a few hundreds of millions of

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