Mosquitoes are mostly active at night so it can be a real nuisance in the house hiding away in curtains and drapes particularly in the bedrooms. Who hasn’t heard that telltale whine as you drift off to sleep? It is possible to open windows and let fresh air in if you also take certain steps […]
What Is Scabies? Scabies is a skin condition characterized by a distinctive red rash and unbearable itching that worsens at night. Scratching of the rash creates open sores that can become infected and the skin may also blister. Globally, Scabies is estimated to affect around two million people at any one time. The condition is […]
You must have been living in a cave if you don’t know about the crisis in the world’s bee population. To be fair, most people have heard of this but don’t actually realize the impact that the lack of our favorite little pollinators could have on our food. It’s not as simple as a scarcity […]
If you have ever had to manage the aftermath of itchy mosquito bites on young children then you will know how miserable it can make them, particularly if they have been bitten multiple times. And boy is it challenging to stop them scratching that itch! You want your kids outdoors in the sunshine having fun […]
There are so many reasons to avoid the use of chemical pesticides in your garden. You might be worried about the effect toxic treatments are having on the environment You may be fearful for the health of your children and pets particularly if you are growing fruit and vegetables You might be worried about other […]
Insects can get a bit of a bad press. Creepy crawlies are not for everyone but most insects are essential to sustainable biodiversity and usually have a very important role to perform. How can insects be beneficial to the gardener? Some insects such as honey bees and bumblebees are pollinators of flowers and other garden occupants […]
Make your own homemade mosquito repellent with some of our suggested recipes In the 21st century, ecologists and biologists will tell you it’s all about the insects but don’t you just feel sometimes that all the wrong insects seem to be proliferating. The demise of the honey bee is a worldwide crisis but why is […]
Apart from the fun of growing, cultivating and harvesting which kids adore, what type of activities can be built into the seasonal learning calendar to help our kids have fun in the garden?