Building a Log Pile

Log piles provide a home or a refuge for many species: invertebrates; amphibians such as frogs, toads and newts; and small mammals such as hedgehogs, mice, shrews and voles. All of these creatures predate on garden pests. With a rich biodiversity such as this you won’t feel the need to resort to garden chemicals, which disrupt…

Read More

Say No to Peat

Why Peat has no place in our gardens Peat stores carbon, so digging up peat releases that carbon. A loss of only 5% of UK peatland carbon would be equal to the UK’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Water from our uplands filtered through peat bogs is of a higher quality than water from degraded bogs,…

Read More