No Mow May

Plantlife have set us all a challenge this May, but it’s an easy one: leave the mower in the shed and let your garden grow! A virtue shared with many ecologically and environmentally friendly approaches, this means doing less, not more. Less effort, less expense, more biodiversity and greater numbers of pollinators – what’s not […]

Grow It Yourself Tips – May

Gardeners start to get very busy in May… There are lots of seeds to be sown this month – both for vegetables and flowering plants. For example: dill, beetroot, sweetcorn, cucumber, sprouting broccoli, carrots, cornflowers, sunflowers, scabious, zinnias – and many more. You might even have produced some crops already, and it could be time […]

Gardening for Wildlife – May

Linda Bingham Gardening for wildlife April has been a month of chilly days and colder nights with regular frosts throughout the month. It was colder than March and the nights on average colder than January! I have been moving seedlings and tender plants in and out of my house and greenhouse so I cannot wait […]