Lighting without the light pollution

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Night sky
This is a hot topic locally, with a lot of complaints about the light produced by intensive farming methods used to force soft fruit for year round crops. At Greengage we love installing lighting and watching it transform a garden, often bringing a magical atmosphere. It can transform dingy areas, highlight favourite features or simply make it easier and safer ... Read More

Hot tubs, can we have one and still keep the green in Greengage?

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hot tub
Hot tubs are a clear Greengage family favourite and a real treat on trips away. We’d love one in our garden so have been doing our research. Obviously there are social and well being benefits but do they outweigh the environmental impact? We have a tricky decision to make. Any new purchase has manufacturing and delivery implications and hot tubs ... Read More

No Mow May

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cartoon bee
May has seen both the UN’s World Bee Day on May 20th and a campaign called 'No Mow May. This is to be followed by 'let it bloom June' and then 'knee high July'. May is a busy month for bees and beekeepers alike, when typically, the weather is warm and hot and nectar and pollen are abundant. Plant life charity Plant life ... Read More

What to consider when choosing a patio

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patio
With the advent of warmer weather and the news we can now entertain again in our gardens. It is a good time to take a look at the space you have. Being able to entertain in an attractive and functional space is not a necessity but can definitely enhance your experience. There are so many ways you can use patios ... Read More

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

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miniature greenhouse
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. This can 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 do ... Read More