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Grow Your Own

Companion planting is a concept whereby the growth of some plants benefits others, e.g. flowers and vegetables, which is becoming more and more popular all the time. Certain flowers are planted next to, or among, rows of vegetables in order to attract beneficial insects like bees (both bumblebees and honeybees), butterflies and moths to assist with pollination or especially to keep pests out. This category includes ground beetles, lacewings and hoverflies. Other benefits include providing shade and additional nutrients. A good tip to ensure that bees (the best pollinators) find

We all love our gardens or would love to have one. There’s nothing better than being sat in your summer house and admiring our work. There is, however, a growing movement towards grow food from a very urban setting in the UK. From growing carrots to courgettes, tomatoes or even squashes, the function of our gardens is changing. There are many benefits from growing your own food. For one it will reduce your weekly shopping bill, but will also cut your carbon footprint. No to mention the health benefits from