I started gardening because I was an environmentalist. I was concerned about Food Miles, and recycling, and I wanted to create an organic, peat-free garden.
Creating a butterfly garden is easier than you think, and even a kitchen garden can attract butterflies and other insects.
Here is a basic run down of what you’ll need, and what you’ll need to know, to grow some easy culinary container herbs.
That means the front garden, with its low-maintenance carpet of perennial edibles, is going to have to work a bit harder.
Peat-based compost is contributing to the destruction of peat bogs and to global warming.
Soil tends to be forgotten until it turns into mud, or you squelch along through sodden grass, or watch priceless fertility washed down the drain.