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July 12, 2017

There is a world of difference between the flavour of tomatoes bought in a supermarket, and those that are homegrown.  This great wee article describes some of the types of tasty vegetables that can thrive growing in containers.  Call us so we can help you find the bes...

May 28, 2017

Water is important for both land- and water-based wildlife.  Introducing water to your garden can be as simple as adding a bird-bath...but don't worry if you are tight on space - a pond in a bucket can be just as effective (see below - picture taken in this week's glor...

May 4, 2017

This month we published an article in the spring edition of the Ulster Teachers' Union (UTU) News, summarising key findings of a huge body of research from both sides of the Atlantic, showing how the value of gardening is built into our physiology and psychology.  Clic...

April 26, 2017

Amazing image - visible even from space - of the "super bloom" of wildflowers with which California's deserts have erupted, following years of drought.  Great to see the resilience of nature brought alive by the time-lapse of images from the end of last year to this mo...

March 30, 2017

Pandas.  Cute, cuddly, photogenic.  Worms...less so.  But in terms of survival, which should we be more concerned about?  This is a great article that explains how if pandas go extinct, it will be very sad, but arguably without earthworms in our soils, life could vanis...

March 8, 2017

Click here to view the shortlist for the 2017 "Tree of the Year".  This one is the Ding Dong Tree, in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh in Scotland.  Which one would you vote for?    

 

March 1, 2017

...and contribute to valuable research", with the OPAL Soil and Earthworm Survey.  The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is a UK-wide citizen science initiative that develops activities and resources to help folk (of whatever age, background or level of ability) to...

February 23, 2017

A great post from the Gardening Channel on how to turn waste organic material into black gold!  (See previous blog post of some of the work we did at Phoenix Integrated before Christmas) 

http://www.gardeningchannel.com/composting-101/  

January 22, 2017

This article on the Eartheasy website made for interesting reading.  Yet more reasons to get out there and water, weed and reap!  

http://learn.eartheasy.com/2014/09/6-unexpected-health-benefits-of-gardening/ 

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