National Gardening Week 2016

By Friday, April 8, 2016 8 0

Start something beautiful, in National Gardening Week


Hi readers, we’re very excited to tell you about one of our favourite times of year. Starting next week, from the 11th to the 17th of April, it’s National Gardening Week across the UK! In partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, National Gardening Week is an opportunity to get out and get your garden in a tip-top state, just in time for Summer, as well as see some of the country’s best gardens!

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Birdwatch with the RSPB, this weekend!

By Thursday, January 28, 2016 1 0

Contribute to a national Birdwatch, in your own garden!

Are you a fan of nature, in all it’s glory? Maybe you’re thinking of picking up a new casual hobby? Perhaps you’re a science fan, and would like to help a project on a huge scale? Well then look no further than the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, this weekend!

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English Tourism Week – 10 Gardens to Visit

By Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1 0


This Saturday (14th March) sees the start of English Tourism Week. A week-long celebration to help showcase everything that’s great about English tourist attractions.

With the weather starting to improve as we head into early Spring, it’s definitely a good time to start getting out and about this year. So, here’s our guide to the 10 English gardens you should try and visit during the next few weeks.

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National Nest Box Week: How to get involved

By Tuesday, February 10, 2015 0 0


It’s no coincidence that the start of the 18th National Nest Box Week (14th – 21st February) coincides with the national day of love, Valentine’s Day. Well, traditionally February is the start of the new breeding season for birds, so making a love den for our feathered friends has never been more important, especially with the recent decline of many national nesting places.

So, if you’re wanting to get involved, here’s a few tips on how to go about it


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10 Gardening events to visit in 2015

By Monday, January 26, 2015 0 0


It may seem a little early, but 2015 is already set to be a spectacular year for gardening. To celebrate this claim, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the 10 gardening events we think you should visit this year.

Although we do love a traditional RHS show, we hope we can show you what else there is on offer out there. What do you think?

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The RSPB Birdwatch Weekend: 5 birds to spot in your garden

By Wednesday, January 21, 2015 0 0

Wildlife in your garden is certainly not restricted to the warmer months of the year. Even throughout winter there’s a hive of activity happening out there.

With the RSPB’s annual Garden Birdwatch taking place this weekend, we thought it would be a great time to talk about what birdlife you’re likely to see and how you can attract even more.

Previously, we provided you with some advice on how to create a bee friendly garden during summer, but what about during the winter?

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Hey Lancashire, don’t let a ‘washout’ ruin your Bank Holiday Weekend

By Friday, August 22, 2014 0 44

  For most Lancastrians, the words Bank Holiday Weekend and ‘Washout’ have become an all too familiar sound over the last few years. So, it’s little surprise that this weekend is likely to be much of the same, albeit with a few bright spells to act as a glimmer of hope. Well, at least it’s consistent.


The weather may have already waterlogged your Bank Holiday plans, but never fear as we’ve got a bucket full of alternative ideas . . . Go on, have a butchers!

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The 10 walled gardens you need to visit this Summer

By Thursday, July 17, 2014 0 43

Rich in history, mystery and charm, Britain’s collection of walled gardens are simply otherworldly. Whether they’re privately owned, or in the capable hands of the National Trust, most venues are open 7 days a week during high summer, so there’s no better time to get out there. With beautiful afternoon teas and reasonably priced entrance fees, as well as a little bit of architecture and some plant-life, the difficult task is surely choosing which one to venture to.

Once again, we’ve spread our wings across the length and breadth of the nation, to help highlight the 10 walled gardens you really do need to visit this summer . . . Take a look!

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Our 5 Favourite Family Cycle Routes in the UK

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2 0

OK, we kinda’ missed the boat when it came to National Cycle Week, probably because we were too engrossed in England’s latest World Cup tragedy. Nevertheless, and rather belatedly,  we’ve compiled a short, but rather sweet, list of our five favourite family cycle routes in the UK.

There’s clearly no better feeling than the summer breeze running through your hair whilst you furiously pedal through an enchanted forest with the rest of your clan . . . would you care to agree?

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