Organic gardening does not use man-made pesticides or fertilizers or other dangerous chemicals. It's natural and rewarding, and is simpler than you think! This section provides useful links and advice on organic gardening - from creating an organic garden to maintaining it.
Did you know? Organic vegetables are commonly thought of as having more nutritional benefits than nonorganic vegetables. In particular, many green gardeners claim that organic vegetables are better for people because they are not exposed to harmful pesticides and fertilisers.
"There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." - Minnie Aumonier
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Bucket of Worms is a website giving information on composting with worms, from building your own wormery to worm and wormery care. They sell composting worms online along with products to help you care for your worms/wormeries. Bucket of Worms also sell the easy to use and successful Worm Works Wormery. www.bucketofworms.co.uk
From their handmade Adirondack chairs, Hay Rakes and Trugs to their Seaweed, Neem and Wildflower seed pack everything Natural Gardener offer is natural, sustainable, biodegradable or recyclable. Almost everything they use comes from the soil and will return to it, that's why 'Nature's Natural Cycle' is their trade mark and objective (nature wastes nothing, and they think it's a pity we did not learn from that wise old lady earlier!) Natural Gardener are also actively engaged in the principle that people need sustaining too, so they are integrally involved with ladies in Sri Lanka, who make their coir pots, the Widemarsh Workshop, who make their garden furniture, the Uplift programmes who produce the recycled planters and many other things. Hey, that sounds pompous! Natural Gardener don't wear sandals all the time and just eat tofu - they're simply trying to stop today being paid for by tomorrow. www.thenaturalgardener.co.uk
Garden accessories and art for the contemporary. A range of fresh gardening ideas including planters made from recycled materials. Perfect for those who appreciate style in small spaces. Garden Beet also stocks fabulous eco gifts for funky indoor and outdoor gardens. Take a peek. www.gardenbeet.com
Growers of a wide selection of organic fruit trees - Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries, Quinces, etc.Soil Association certified. Delivered to you bare rooted when dormant between November and March - the best time to plant trees. Collection also welcome. Can be ordered any time of the year through Walcot Nursery’s website www.walcotnursery.co.uk, which also provides much advice on choosing and growing fruit trees. Detailed paper catalogue available - phone 01905 841587. Helpful, friendly advice always given.
Boston Seeds stock a large range of lawn and grass seeds suitable for gardens, play
areas, sporting fields, grazing, fodder and game cover. In addition they
supply hundreds native wildflower and plants as seeds, bulbs and plantlets
as well as a huge range of seeds mixes for differing uses and habitats. All
their seeds are from known provenance sources and grow in accordance with the
Flora Locale Code of Conduct. They have worked on specialist biodiversity and
recovery projects for organisations such as the RSPB, Woodland Trust and
Nature England. www.bostonseeds.com
Buzz Organics was established primarily to supply biological pest controls to hobby and allotment gardeners and has continued to develop and expand ever since. Their products include: Biological pest controls, barriers traps and pheromone lures. Horticultural products and services, gardening DVDs, professional soil testing service and testing kits, cloches and tunnels, organic flower and wild meadow seeds animal barriers, GroundGuard ground protection kits. Wild bird foods. www.buzzorganics.co.uk
The wall mounted boot rack - a space saving way to store wellies, boots, hiking boots, all sorts of boots or shoes. www.wellyracks.com
Tasty herbs and gorgeous Cottage Garden plants grown in a hairy coir pot available direct from The Hairy Pot Plant Company. The pots are made from coconut husks combined with organically grown latex and are planted straight into the ground where they biodegrade naturally. They grow the plants in reduced peat compost and in a sustainable and eco conscious way. Buy the pots and plant your own, choose from their extensive range of herbs and herbaceous or pick one of their fantastic gift collections at www.hairypotplants.co.uk
Henley Garden Offices design and build a range of pre-fabricated, energy efficient Studios and Rooms with high levels of insulation. Using Eco–Friendly PEFC certified wood and components, their Garden Offices and Studios allow you to easily create spacious high quality living spaces with unique contemporary décors. www.henleyoffices.com
Reviews and feedback
Bucket of Worms. "I just wanted to let you know that I received the worms exactly when youpromised, and the Cubs had a very fun evening building their womeries. They've all been taken home for 'observation', and several parents have asked me for your website link as they are now interested in starting their own composting bins. Thanks again for your help," - Lesley
Bucket of Worms. "I have purchased worms from other worm distributors online and in my opinion a bucket of worms is first class service quality of worms speed of delivery and most important healthy worms i certainly will be dealing with you again first class." - Alfred