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Gardening is about creating joy and this quote from Alfred Austin (an English Poet) sums it up quite well.
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.”
The cold snap recently which has brought it’s fair share of snow & frosts.
There’s still plenty to do in your garden and this time of year is great for general maintenance and planning for the months ahead.
To Avoid Silver Leaf is a fungal disease that affects some trees and... More Infection – prune apricots, cherries & plums in the summer
Avoid walking on after ice & snow & frosts
Flowers & Shrubs are woody plants that add shape & structure to yo...
Prune climbing roses
Carry out some formative tree The selective cutting down/paring of plants or in the case o...
Start planting garlic & shallots
General Gardening Tips
Clean out greenhouse
Essential Gardening Tools
Essential tools that you need for hassle free gardening:
Fork – gloves – hoe – The selective cutting down/paring of plants or in the case o... shears – rake – trowel – watering can – wheelbarrow
The Alternative Gardening Plan
If you’re lucky enough to have a very low maintenance garden or you’re very much on top of things and the above doesn’t apply you could instead:
Watch Day time television
Just look in your garden & admire a winter wonderland
Listen to the sights & sounds of nature & watch the world go by
Tell us about your alternative ideas of how you may be spending your time in your garden, it could be something unusual or downright wacky.
You save money because after initial investment, costs are minimal
Gives you the opportunity to do your bit for the environment
Transforms your garden into a more exciting, vibrant and healthier place
You’ll feel an incredible sense of achievement as your garden starts to change and take shape
Overall you’re developing a garden that is starting to function as nature intended
Read our full Blog Post and find out how easy it is to do
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an organisation that could help you to bring back the exhilarating sights and sounds of nature to your garden?
The Wildlife Garden Project are a volunteer organisation who dedicate themselves to helping you do your bit to create the right conditions and encourage wildlife to your garden.
They provide support in the form of various types of resources and tools, in order to help you play your part, however small. Feel free to donate to this talented team who work tirelessly to benefit all of us.
Please watch and share this great video footage below – Help us and “The Wildlife Garden Project” to turn your garden into a safe haven for the great British hedgehog
Help the Hedgehogs and Help Your Garden!
Unfortunately hedgehog numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate
This is about all of us working together to enrich our lives by telling others about what wildlife we’ve seen and sharing with others what we’ve seen. The more unusual or surprising, the better.
We would love you to help us out with this by:
Letting everyone know via our comments at the bottom of this page which wildlife you’ve seen – when you saw it – what was their reaction?
Please email your wildlife pictures to us
Comment Options: (1) There’s a green button called “Post Comment” (2) There’s a blank comment box above that
The best pictures could appear in this blog at some future date and we would give you full accreditation.
You can make a positive difference by making your garden more wildlife friendly regardless of what size it is.
What’s In it For You!
New sights and sounds in your garden that will enrich your environment
A feel good factor & a great sense of achievement
Increased wildlife activity in your garden that makes it much more interesting
From a child’s point of view making such changes to your garden would turn it into an adventure play ground where they would interact more & are more likely to help you out
Wildlife Watch is about all of us working together to enrich our lives
Mind Blowing Gardening Facts!
Tomatoes, there are more than 10,000 varieties and it has 31,760 genes, this is 7,000 more than human beings. They belong to a family of plants that include the potato, pepper and deadly nightshade. DNA mapping is important as scientists can use it to produce better tomatoes
Reference: Nature.com Journal, see full results
Straight forward definitions of Gardening Terms
Take the Gardening Quiz Challenge
Have a bit of fun and see how you get on!
Our gardening quizzes are a great way of learning more about gardening, they are fun & give you the opportunity to pit your wits against our Question Master, George.
All the information can be found fairly easily on our website from the following areas:
Particular Web page content – Particular Blog Content – Our various videos – Gardening glossary definitions, as well as:
Hints, regarding where you can find the answers
We tell you your exact score & whether you’ve passed or failed
Highlight the correct answers, once the quiz has been completed
Give you the option to proudly share your results on Facebook and twitter
You can also issue challenges when sharing your quiz results
#1 Who are the Wildlife Garden Project?
#2 What are one of the Benefits of Aerating your Lawn?
#3 How Many Spines does a Hedgehog Have??You'll find the information in our "How to Help Hedgehogs" Video
#4 What is Beneficial Pest Control?
#5 If a Tree Surgeon Employs Staff What Requirement are they Bound by Legally??You'll find this information in our Blog "12 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Tree Surgeon"
#6 How Many Varieties of Tomatoes are There??You can find the answer in the section, Mind Blowing Gardening Facts
This is a great scheme run by Severn Trent Water, take a look at their water saving ideas & products for your garden & their water efficiency tips advice
Check out Sound Bites if your serious about organic food and products that are environmentally friendly
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