Environment

Support World Environmental Day with The Posh Shed Company

Saving the planet and reducing plastic pollution have become two key concerns recently, following hard-hitting documentaries bringing further awareness to the matter. The Posh Shed Company is committed to the idea of protecting the environment ...

The market is abuzz: garden retailers respond positively to LifestyleGarden®’s new Eden Project & DuraOcean® ranges

LifestyleGarden® is not a brand to do things by halves, which is why the company has kicked started the 2020 pre-season in style with not one, but two, true industry firsts. Here the company explains how the market has responded, and what it means ...

Sustainability matters: how LifestyleGarden® is setting a new standard for sustainable business

It’s a point of principle for many businesses to be as environmentally friendly as they can be, however there is one company that is priding itself on setting a new benchmark, and that is LifestyleGarden (under its parental company, ScanCom ...

LifestyleGarden® launches DuraOcean®

Our planet is facing a plastic pollution crisis. Each year we produce 300 million tonnes of plastic waste – that’s nearly the same weight as the entire world population. Predictions show that unless something is done to reduce this, we will have ...

Creating a sustainable garden

Growing ornamentals and edibles, planting trees and even having a lawn in the garden all make a positive impact on the environment, but some of the products used around the garden can unbalance the benefits these bring.   There are some ...

Scientists to study health and genetics of reintroduced red squirrels in Highlands

The health and genetics of red squirrels reintroduced to woodlands in the Scottish Highlands by conservation charity Trees for Life are to be studied by scientists at the University of Edinburgh.   Trees for Life will send hair samples ...

Caged flowers could save rare bee in one of its last strongholds

A first-of-its kind project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.   The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the ...

Gardeners invited on springtime slug hunt

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on gardeners to help locate a beneficial garden slug that could be on the verge of extinction in the UK. The Yellow Cellar Slug, which feeds on decaying rather than live plant material and has been ...

RHS confirms first new insect order in Britain for 100 years

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has added a new insect order to UK fauna after finding and identifying webspinners (Embioptera) at its flagship garden.   What is thought to be the country’s first colony of Aposthonia ceylonica – a ...

Unique rewilding training aims to boost employability in rural economy

A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy.   ...

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