As energy costs show no signs of long-term decline, we all need to consider how we can afford to pay our winter heating bills and, at the same time, continue to protect the environment. The great thing is that there are a number of attractive and stylish solutions available to help stay warm, keep those […]
A recent health check on Britain’s wildlife has revealed that more than 60% of British species have declined in the last 50 years and 10% of British wildlife is at risk of extinction. Hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels are among the species seeing the biggest decline. Sir David Attenborough called the findings “a stark […]
Combining wonderful photography with practical gardening advice, The London Garden Book A-Z takes us on a journey through London’s best gardens, inspiring us to break away from the usual definition of gardens and seek out the amazing creativity in any space from roof tops to roundabouts.
Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing your plants with valuable nutrients. Unless you’re a chef or an Olympic athlete who eats twelve egg whites for breakfast, it’s not practical to start a whole season of vegetable seedlings in eggshells. But, if […]
Cleaning and maintaining a home can create a huge amount of rubbish and manufacturers, shops and councils are all realising that waste is just that, a waste. Even so, we still seem to be filling bins at an unprecedented rate, throwing out nearly a tonne of rubbish from our homes each year. While we all […]
Australia’s community and environment forum zoom in on some scary stats and remind us that, yes, we need to reuse and recycle, but one of the best ways to live a low-impact lifestyle is not to produce the waste in the first place. This is where composting comes in. If we can channel food waste […]