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Pet-Friendly Plants for a Family Garden

Us Brits are well-known for our huge love of our pets, other nationalities seem bewildered by the time and money we invest in our dogs, cats and other beloved animals. We go to great lengths to ensure our pets are happy, healthy and content in their lives – from controlling their diets to buying them an array of toys and treats. If your pet loves to explore the back garden, but you are concerned that your plants may be dangerous [...]

Gardening Tips for the Older Generation

Gardening is one of life’s simple pleasures, and it’s a great activity for people of all ages. Now that over half the world’s population live in cities, gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature. Recent studies have also found that it’s a great form of exercise, and can even burn more calories than a gym session. (more…)

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Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

The verdict is in: gardening is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness. So what is it about pulling up weeds, pruning unruly shrubs and tending to seedlings that makes us feel so good? (more…)