Attenborough takes action for butterflies

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Since creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

A perfect match

Halesowen News: A perfect match

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

There are some combinations that make life feel better - strawberries and cream, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, gin and tonic.... but for me, one of the classic combinations which will always bring a heavenly note to summer is the pairing of clematis and roses.

Sett up your defences

Halesowen News: Sett up your defences

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Walking up my garden a few weeks ago, I discovered great clumps missing from my lawn, and that the resulting holes had been used as some sort of animal toilet.

Jim joins the judging panel

Halesowen News: Jim joins the judging panel

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

An interview with horticulturalist Jim Buttress, about the problems of staging a TV gardening competition - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A blooming great 50th anniversary

Halesowen News: A blooming great 50th anniversary

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

An interview with Alan Titchmarsh as he celebrates 50 years in horticulture - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Go and grow eco

Halesowen News: Go and grow eco

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tips to make your garden more eco-friendly - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Gardening Gifts for mum

Halesowen News: Gardening Gifts for mum

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Tips on how to choose some of the best mum-friendly gardening gifts - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Lawn care after the flood

Halesowen News: Lawn care after the flood

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Tips on how gardeners can revive their waterlogged lawns and bring them back to their former glory - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Perk up your patio

Halesowen News: Perk up your patio

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Tips on how to prep your patio ready for spring - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A touch of texture

Halesowen News: A touch of texture

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Tips on how to create a textured garden, combining lustrous hard materials with carefully chosen plants - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Lest we forget the great war growers

Halesowen News: Lest we forget the great war growers

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Refreshing memories of a horticultural society set up by a group of First World War prisoners - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A flood of ways to save waterlogged plants

Halesowen News: A flood of ways to save waterlogged plants

6:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

Tips on how we can protect our plants from the worst of the weather - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Fall in love with the great outdoors

Halesowen News: Fall in love with the great outdoors

6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

A look at some romantic gardens for the perfect date on Valentine's Day - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Taking the spade work out of veg growing

Halesowen News: Taking the spade work out of veg growing

2:35pm Friday 24th January 2014

A look at the positives of applying Charles Dowdings' no-dig approach to gardening - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Join the feeding frenzy

Halesowen News: Join the feeding frenzy

6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Tips on how to purchase the best bird feeders - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Plants by post

Halesowen News: Plants by post

6:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

A look at how ordering plants from mail order suppliers can be a risky business - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Stump up for a better garden

Halesowen News: Stump up for a better garden

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

Tips on how to create a stumpery in your own garden - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

New year, new garden

Halesowen News: New year, new garden

6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

Tips on how to to replicate in your own garden in the New Year with innovative ideas on designs - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week

Festive decorations - The natural way

Halesowen News: Festive decorations - The natural way

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Tips on how to make pretty decorations, with a bit of help from your home, the garden as well as the kids this Christmas - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

The best books for garden-lovers

Halesowen News: The best books for garden-lovers

6:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

Tips on some of the best books to admire and inspire gardeners this Christmas - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

How to treat your Christmas tree

Halesowen News: How to treat your Christmas tree

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

Tips on how to buy and take care of your Christmas tree - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A swift improvement

Halesowen News: A swift improvement

6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Tips on how to grow a front garden instead of paving it for car park space- plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Cranberries for Christmas

Halesowen News: Cranberries for Christmas

6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Tips on how to grow cranberries for Christmas - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Grab a gardening gift

Halesowen News: Grab a gardening gift

6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

Tips on how to select Christmas gifts for gardeners - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

It's tulip time

Halesowen News: It's tulip time

6:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

Tips on how to beautify your garden's borders by planting tulips - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Slug it out

6:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Tips on how to protect your garden from infestation of Spanish slugs - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Saving plants from the winter chill

Halesowen News: Saving plants from the winter chill

6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

Tips on how to prepare your plants for the winter and protect them from frost - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

The magic touch

Halesowen News: The magic touch

6:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

With almost half of Brits admitting there's not enough physical affection in their relationship, experts tell Abi Jackson how we could all feel the benefits of a little more touch.

Dividing interests

Halesowen News: Dividing interests

6:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Tips on how divide plants to maintain them better - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A lifeline for wildlife

Halesowen News: A lifeline for wildlife

6:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

Tips on how gardeners can help to halt the decline of wildlife through a new campaign - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Original boxes sometimes worth more than toys

Halesowen News: Three of the Dan Dare space related boxed toys that sold in a lot for £620.

12:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

Original toy boxes in good condition are sometimes worth more than the toys inside, a toys specialist has revealed.

Turning Japanese

Halesowen News: Turning Japanese

6:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

Tips on how to grow Japanese maples - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

The core of apple problems

Halesowen News: The core of apple problems

6:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

Tips on how to improve the harvest of Apples - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Green therapy

Halesowen News: Green therapy

6:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

Tips on how horticultural therapy could help alleviate the plight of dementia sufferers and their carers - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

The grass will be greener...

Halesowen News: The grass will be greener...

6:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

Tips on how to choose the best lawn seeds - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Forcing bulbs for the festive season

Halesowen News: Forcing bulbs for the festive season

7:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

Tips on how to grow bulbs indoors - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

It's action stations for Autumn

Halesowen News: It's action stations for Autumn

7:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

Tips on how to tend to your garden as Autumn approches - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

It's always the season for colour

Halesowen News: It's always the season for colour

7:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

Tips to plant late-summer blooms to keep your garden looking hot - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Let the kids go wild

Halesowen News: Let the kids go wild

7:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

Tips on how to encourage your children - and wildlife - into the garden - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Save your garden from a drought

Halesowen News: Save your garden from a drought

7:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

Tips on how to make your garden more drought resistant - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - July 27

Halesowen News: DVD Review - July 27

7:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Allotment holders urged to get fruity

Halesowen News: Allotment holders urged to get fruity

7:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

Tips to plot-holders on growing fruit plants on these fertile spaces - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Keep plants happy while you're on holiday

Halesowen News: Keep plants happy while you're on holiday

7:00am Saturday 20th July 2013

Tips on how to ensure that going on a summer holiday doesn't mean neglecting your garden- plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Days out in glorious gardens

Halesowen News: Days out in glorious gardens

7:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

Tips on how to find inspiration, colour and beauty this summer by visiting our country's glorious gardens - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Lumley counts on butterflies

Halesowen News: Lumley counts on butterflies

7:00am Saturday 6th July 2013

Tips on how to attract butterflies to your garden - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Is your garden a gold mine?

Halesowen News: Is your garden a gold mine?

7:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

Tips on how to analyse the worth and value of your old garden junk - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Don't go animal cracker

Halesowen News: Don't go animal cracker

7:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

Tips on how to protect your garden from pests, rodents and nuisance animals - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Blast away the blackspot

Halesowen News: Blast away the blackspot

7:00am Saturday 15th June 2013

Tips on how to alleviate the problem of the rose disease blackspot - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Soggy, boggy bliss

Halesowen News: Soggy, boggy bliss

7:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

Tips on how to grow bog plants in damp and soggy grounds - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Gardening gifts for guys

Halesowen News: Gardening gifts for guys

7:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

Tips on buying gardening gifts on this Father's Day - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.




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