Watch as Sunderland students explain the benefits of opening their new eco garden

Watch as Sunderland students explain the benefits of opening their new eco garden

Register to our daily newsletter Five months later, the students have harvested a wide range of produce including sweetcorn, lettuce, onions, carrots, beetroot, sprouts and potatoes, some of which have been taken home by the students while other vegetables are used in the school canteen. Students have created eight planting beds, a polytunnel for growing … Read more

The finalists will be announced at Lancashire’s largest business awards competition

The finalists will be announced at Lancashire's largest business awards competition

Organized by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and billed as “the one they all want to win”; The BIBAs have been putting companies through their paces since the competition began in January. Over 498 applications were submitted by 271 companies, with 108 applicants reaching the interview. They have been facing the jury … Read more

Master gardener: How to start your fall vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Master gardener: How to start your fall vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Tom Ingram Ask a master gardener “I have friends who have been gardening for a long time and they all seem excited to start their fall vegetable gardens. In fact, they are already starting sowing, although it is only July. Is that correct?” —DD Yes, although we’ve recently transitioned into summer, it’s time to get … Read more

From washing machines to grills

From washing machines to grills

(Pexel) Whether you rent or own, making your home a nicer and more comfortable place is high on most people’s agenda. There’s always something to do: from fixing loose closet doors to freshly painting the bedroom. Whether you have smaller DIY projects to do or you want a complete makeover of your space, the good … Read more

Mystery Plant: There’s something cheesy about this type of grass | Home & Garden

Mystery Plant: There's something cheesy about this type of grass |  Home & Garden

John Nelson “I’m as cheesy as Kansas in August.” Nelli Forbush in “South Pacific”, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Well, it’s not August yet, and this plant isn’t exactly corn. But it’s close. This is a weed that you can see basically everywhere in the eastern United States, from Florida and Texas well into the upper … Read more

How to make a garden bird box attractive – new research

How to make a garden bird box attractive - new research

When large tracts of forest are swallowed up by urban sprawl, or when households replace tall grass with artificial turf or rehabilitate buildings to repair cracks and crevices, wildlife populations are deprived of potential sites to rest, breed and winter. For this reason, conservation groups are urging homeowners to create wildlife-friendly habitats on their own … Read more