Saturday, 21 April 2018
Monday, 16 April 2018
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Companion planting is an organic method of maintaining a natural balance in your garden by combining plant varieties that have a mutual benefit to each other Benefits such as helping with pollination, helping to improve crop yields and controlling pests naturally.
For more information on good planting combinations please visit:
Gardeners World at:https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/companion-planting-combinations/
Thompson and Morgan at: https://www.thompson-morgan.com/companion-planting-guide
First Tunnels at: https://www.firsttunnels.co.uk/page/Companion-Planting-Guide
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Garden Organic has produced simple easy to follow grow your own cards which can help you get the best from your garden. The guides include; vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and green manures.
Please visit Garden Organic to view and download the excellent free growing guides.
Monday, 19 March 2018
Please find details of a stakeholder meeting organised by our new coordinator Ged Pickersgill.
"All interested parties in the Green Heart Den project are invited to attend our 1st stakeholder meeting at Green Heart Den, Marsh Street, Barrow in Furness on Thursday 22nd March at 1pm.
Organisations who occupy planters and keyholders are welcome as well as members of the public.
This is a great opportunity to discuss the project moving forward and a chance to showcase exciting ongoing opportunities that your organisation may wish to be involved in" - Ged.
For more details Ged can be contacted at:
Mob: 07922 222 670
Mob: 07922 222 670
Monday, 12 March 2018
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Feels a little like spring this morning so time to check our lawn mower in preparation of the first cut of the new season. Generally grass will begin to grow in early spring and, weather permitting, you could be able to mow your lawn in March with a high cut and when the grass is dry.
For more detailed information on caring for your lawns throughout the growing season please visit:
RHS mowing guide at https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=425
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Once it has warmed up a little more we will once again begin to put the fun, interesting and informative wildlife habitat training we received from Cumbria Wildlife Trust into practice on our wildlife banking areas.
The Woodland Trust wants to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So they are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.
If you are interested you can find out more about the Trusts free tree packs and how you can apply at: http://www.woodlandtru.st/hE0ow
Monday, 26 February 2018
It seems such a long time ago since we were working with the help of the Neighbourhood Management Team to install and repair the reptile fence following the habit surveys prior to construction of the grow your own scheme.
A lot has changed since then..........