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pet friendly plants

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 [...]


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…)


Why Do Garden Plants Turn Yellow?

Growing and nurturing plants from seeds to maturity is so rewarding. But since plants can’t communicate with us when something is wrong, if it starts to look unhealthy, it’s often difficult to work out where we’re going wrong. Yellowing leaves are a signal that your plant is suffering. There are various causes of yellowing leaves, and it isn’t always immediately clear what’s responsible. These are the most common reason your plants could be turning yellow: Water Frustratingly, yellowing leaves could be a sign [...]