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10 Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

More than 85% of the world’s plant species, including many fruits and vegetables that we take for granted, rely on pollination by insects such as bees to exist, so it is little wonder Albert Einstein said “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years”.  Sadly, the global bee population has been…

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The Kingfisher Guide to the Perfect Hanging Basket

The hanging basket has become synonymous with British summertime, enhancing many a high street pub and inner city lamp post, as well as house frontages across the country.  A basket full of cascading seasonal blooms can transform even the smallest outdoor space, the most dilapidated building, the drabbest wall. Unlike some types of gardening, a hanging…