1. Keeping on trend during 2017. Six ways to help the environment in which we live.

    Six reasons why we should all do our bit for the environment

    It’s no longer a new idea to each do our own bit for the environment. There are few people who don’t recognise the importance of safeguarding all the wonderful things that exist on the planet Earth. Climate change might not be a trendy term but it does encompass a lot of the thoughts behind energy-saving, water preservation, wildlife protection and flood prevention, not to mention recycling, tree-protection and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. There will always be sceptics but most people can recognise common sense when it is on display. Read more
  2. Six ways to help you beat the January blues.

    The January blues are a well-known phenomenon.

    It's January and the partying is well and truly over. For those at work, it is as if the festive fun never happened. What’s more, the nights are still very long, the weather is chilly and the holidays probably seem a long way off. Most people who are working set off on their commute in the dark and come home after dark, so the winter can feel everlasting. Add into the mix the recent excesses of festive foods and of course over-spending, it’s hardly surprising that people can feel depressed. depression, January, blue, blues, depressed, bed, thoughts, anger, sad, new year, unhappy, motivation Can't get out of bed? You might be suffering from the January blues Read more
  3. 10 things to do in the January garden.

    What to do in the January winter garden

    Remember the mild weather on Christmas day? Folklore suggests that if mild weather prevails over Christmas, there will be cold weather at Easter, which falls on 16 April this year.  Luckily, the old superstition that a Christmas without snow will be followed by illness and many deaths (‘A green winter makes a fat churchyard’) seems to be without any factual foundation, although it is generally believed that cold weather helps to kill off bacteria and unwanted bugs. Read more
  4. RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. Join in and rejoice

    RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch: Five reasons to participate

    If there’s one huge advantage of the winter season in the garden, it’s birds! It’s such a great time to see these feathery friends without too much undergrowth or cover obstructing the view. Attract birds to your garden by leaving out some food and water and you’ll be amazed just how quickly they flock to your patch. There’s no better season to start feeding birds, just in time to participate in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch which takes place from 28-30 January. Start feeding now to ensure you have a regular flow of visitors before you need to record them. Read more