Gardens and Gardening

Guildford in Bloom 2021 Competition Winners Announced

Guildford in Bloom, in their 40th year, were delighted to be able to hold their annual gardening competition this year after taking the competition online during the pandemic. In line with the increased interest in gardening during lockdown, the entries in all categories were of an extremely high standard, making …

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Gardening for Good Health

Gardens and greenspaces have been hugely important to many people during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many people finding their refuge through gardening. Here we explore some of the health and mental wellbeing benefits of gardening. Stress relief Gardening is a fantastic stress reliever and can cultivate feelings …

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Turn your garden into a pollinator paradise

Our gardens are an increasingly important habitat for wildlife. They are a significant source of food, water and shelter. There are so many amazing creatures just outside our back doors, and every garden, no matter what size, can be a haven for wildlife. You can attract more birds, butterflies, bees …

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Crondall Open Gardens Supports Phyllis Tuckwell

Come and enjoy some of the most beautiful, relaxing and interesting local gardens at this year’s Crondall Open Gardens. This popular outdoor event will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday 27th June, and will raise funds for local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Share the enthusiasm of Crondall’s wonderful …

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Feed the bees this summer – 5 flowers to plant for a bee-friendly garden

Honeybees are wonders of nature. You may see them buzzing happily from flower to flower at this time of year — but that’s just one pollination pitstop, as honeybees can cover an impressive three miles in one trip foraging for sticky nectar! Their hard work doesn’t stop there; a strong …

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Nearly 1 in 10 UK butterflies extinct: How the public can support pollinators at home, during No Mow May

Five species of butterfly have become extinct in the last 150 years. And a 2021 report from Butterfly Conservation Europe found that, in the United Kingdom, nearly one in ten (8%) of resident species have become extinct, and since 1976, overall numbers declined by around 50%. UK butterfly numbers are …

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Encouraging wildlife in the garden

If you are looking for a cost-effective and low maintenance option to support and encourage all types of wildlife such as frogs, newts, dragonflies and bathing garden birds, it is possible to create a pond using a buried bucket or trough, with stone steps or a wooden ramp for in …

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Sun Blind Installations

SBI Ltd is a well-established company that was founded in 1998. We cover all aspects of Awning Veranda Carport Shutter Garage Door, supplies, installation servicing, and repair work. We are a family-run business and have teams of professional advisors and installers all over the country. The company supply and install a …

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Our Love Affair for Lawns

We’ve always had a love affair for lawns, in fact some would say that the British are obsessed with their lawn. Large or small, neat or natural, most people want some green space in their back garden. But how best to use your lawn? And how can you keep it …

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