Category Archives: BEE Responsible Gardening

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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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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BEE Responsible Gardening

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”  Albert Einstein     That’s a scary statement – but it’s pretty much true.   So we really need to help maintain the bee populations globally.

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Overly developed flowers

When is a flower not really a flower?   Tulips, Daffodils, Dahlias and Pansies come into this category for me, and I am talking about gilding the lily.  I know growers want to introduce new varieties to sell, which is great, but some of the varieties coming into Garden Centres I think, concentrate on what might make this a real

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