What can gardeners can do to lessen our impact on the environment?

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Recent changes to our climate have meant shorter winters and warmer summers which will definitely affect our gardens and how we garden. Some growing seasons will be extended, which can obviously be a bonus but obviously that will bring mean more mowing, weeding and pruning jobs. Good for Greengage staff but not necessarily for our environment. As gardeners, we can ... Read More

Building a wildlife pond

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Ponds are a fantastic way of increasing biodiversity in your garden. It is not just aquatic species that benefit but also other species as they provide water during dry spells and shelter amongst the plants. They are really important for insect life, many species use ponds as nursery grounds for their larvae and provide food for predators. They can be ... Read More

Magazine feature in Somerset life August 2019

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We haven't had our allotment very long but were delighted when a writer from Somerset Life, Andrea Cowan visited the allotments at Lytes Cary. It was a hot Saturday morning and we were with our children and our dog Honey. She was very interested in how we involved the family in our passion and took the lovely photo below of ... Read More

No dig gardening

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We were incredibly fortunate to be given tickets to go and see Charles Dowding give a talk in Corsley Reading Room about the work he is doing at his Somerset home on ‘no dig gardening’. It was a really interesting talk on a subject we have been researching and experimenting with and naturally we took the opportunity to ask him ... Read More

Nature based play

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With a growing tendency for children to be fixated with screens and obesity rates increasing, gardens and gardeners can play a role to encourage children to get outside to access nature and do some serious active playing. Not only will they have a great time but active children become active adults and an early introduction to nature and conservation will ... Read More