Tag - natural alternatives

organic and sustainable gardening differences

The Differences Between Organic, Non-Organic and Sustainable Gardening

It’s safe to say that as gardeners, we all care about the environment, but it can be confusing trying to understand which fertilizer or pest control will be both effective and safe for the environment. Do I need to ‘go organic’ to be a sustainable gardener? What’s the best approach for my garden environment? In this post, Jessica Peace, trainee gardener at Dolphin Square and horticulture student, takes a look at glyphosate, and the different pest and disease controls and [...]

frog pond

How to Make a Frog Habitat That Protects Against Slugs

Frogs, toads, and newts are hugely beneficial garden creatures, which feed on a wide range of insects, spiders, and small invertebrate animals, including many garden pests such as slugs. (more…)

christmas tree

10 Ways You Can Put Your Old Christmas Tree to Use in the Garden

In the UK, around 8 million real Christmas trees are purchased every year - but after the Christmas season, many are simply discarded on the streets and eventually find their way to landfill. The Local Government Association estimates that disposal costs the taxpayer £100 per 40 trees with each 2-metre tree generating around 16kg of carbon dioxide as it decomposes. (more…)