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Summer Garden Guide: June tasks With the Summer season upon us, there is so much that you can do in your garden! From caring for spring-flowering plants, to making sure your fruit and veg are harvested on time, and even keeping an eye on those sneaky pests that always find their way in. Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month. Download the printable June edition Download Download May, June &

Following on from our showcase of Outdoor Learning projects and funds throughout the UK, we recently spoke with the guys over at Buglife about outdoor learning and how attitudes towards it have changed over recent years.  We looked at the different aspects of outdoor learning, including the environment, wildlife, and conservation to get more of an idea about the work being carried out. Our interview with Buglife 1. How do you think attitudes towards outdoor learning have changed over recent years? After a long period of risk adverse avoidance of

We recently spoke with Alexandra over at The Middle-Sized Garden about growing techniques, gardening tips, and effective seasonal gardening. Check out what Alexandra has to say below! Our middle-sized garden interview 1. What challenges have you faced owning a middle-sized garden? The biggest challenge is that the garden is big enough to be quite a lot of work, but not quite big enough to have everything you want in it. For example, we’d love to have a greenhouse, but would have to re-design a part of the garden to get

We recently spoke with Clare over at Grubby Little Faces about attitudes towards gardening, seasonal planting, and the importance of people becoming more and more involved in growing their own food. Check out what Clare has to say on the matter below!   1. When did you first form an interest in gardening? I grew up amongst a family of gardeners. My parents & both sets of grandparents had beautiful gardens, which they spent a lot of time looking after. My parents used to take my brother and I around garden

Outdoor learning is a huge part of education and development and is becoming more and more important as people take more of a stance to produce their own food and become more self-sufficient.  But this doesn’t just end at gardening. We look at some fantastic projects, funds, and schools that are actively promoting outdoor learning to help encourage more people to get outside. Whether it is for gardening, learning about ecosystems, or simply participating in community events, these projects are helping to make a difference in their communities.   Check out

Summer Garden Guide: May tasks With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’. May promises to bring with it some warmer days, warmer evenings, and hopefully a bit less rain! So now is the perfect time to finish getting your garden ready for summer by moving plants from greenhouses into the soil, and getting your houseplants in order. Download our Summer Garden Guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.

As gardeners we all value the natural environment, and while our focus might be on plants, trees, lawns and flowers, it’s important not to forget that other creatures like our gardens too. Squirrels, bees, blackbirds, sparrows and starlings are all common sights in most well-kept gardens but there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other visitors who we can enjoy – and help. Hedgehogs, field mice, frogs, toads and newts, lizards, slow worms and grass snakes as well as lesser spotted birds like tawny owls will all make use of

Children are spending less and less time outdoors – and it’s having an impact on their development, well-being, and mental health. A recent study revealed that 74 percent of children spend less time outside than prison inmates. Although prisoners get at least one hour a day in the open air, the survey of parents found that nearly three-quarters of 5-12-year-olds were inside almost all the time, playing on screens. Research for Persil’s Dirt Is Good campaign shows that those children are not learning essential skills. They aren’t exploring parks or

Spring Garden Guide: April tasks With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’. As daffodils start to bloom, you can dust off the gardening tools and turn your attention to the outdoors. This is the month for planting and pruning so follow our guide to discover what to sow, what to prune, and how to give your garden the TLC it needs after the long winter months. Download our Spring garden guide, print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what

The times when teachers take their class outside are etched in children’s memories. Escaping a hot stuffy classroom can do wonders for children’s concentration and open air learning is sure to refresh teachers as well. Schools are waking up to the idea that gardening is not just a fun way of taking the odd lesson in the summer – it can provide real benefits to children’s educational achievements. Evidence is mounting that designing, planting and maintaining a school garden can improve science results, social skills, and children’s attitude towards healthy

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