Do I Need Permission To Build A Pond?

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If you’ve ever sat beside a gurgling river or stream and watched the wildlife coming and going, you will know how much life depends on water. Without water, there is no life. In the UK, we faced massive droughts through the summer this year, and we were getting quite concerned about the wildlife in our … Read more

Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens

Do Gardens Need Shade

This year has seen one of the sunniest years on record. The UK has had a huge drought and hit 40C (104F) for the first time in living memory. While the idea of hanging out on a sunny beach sounds rather blissful on a drizzly day, it’s not been all sunshine and rose (sorry for … Read more

Saving Energy At Home: Do Dimming Lights Save Energy?

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In case you haven’t noticed by now, the UK (and the rest of the world) is in a bit of an energy crisis. The prices are going up and we’re faced with the impossible choice between not using energy, or making up the surplus with either fossil fuels (coal, etc) or nuclear energy. I’m not … Read more

Is Rain Barrel Water Safe To Use On My Vegetable Garden?

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Collecting rainwater in barrels or water butts is something that most gardeners do without thinking about it, but is this rainwater collected actually safe to use on your vegetable plot, and should you be giving any consideration to how you’re collecting water? I took a deep dive into this topic when it came up as … Read more