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Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth

Getting the best results from your compost and growing broad beans - Pumpkin Beth

Every year I run Compost Trials to discover the best quality peat-free composts on the market. Dalefoot Composts have produced the top performing composts in all of my Trials, over the past seven years. One of my favourite products is Dalefoot’s Double Strength Wool Compost,…

Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! - Pumpkin Beth

Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies!1.1 Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’1.2 Knautia Macedonia1.3 Dahlia ‘Classic Rosamunde’2 Herbs and edible plants for bees and butterflies2.1 Thymus and Origanum vulgare2.2 Allium schoenoprasum2.3 Agastache ‘Blackadder’2.4 Fruit Brilliant plants for bees and butterflies! The furry bees, colourful butterflies, mysterious moths,…

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

Compost Trial: Growing Broad Beans - Pumpkin Beth

My Big Butterfly Counts for Butterfly Conservation in 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

My Big Butterfly Counts for Butterfly Conservation in 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Butterfly Conservation Big Butterfly Count 20191.1 Big Butterfly Count 2019 Dates1.2 Why count butterflies?2 How to take a Butterfly and Moth Count2.1 Butterfly and Moth Identification2.2 Counting Butterflies and Moths3 Results of my 2019 Big Butterfly Count3.1 How to Submit the results of your…

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count 2019 - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Butterfly Conservation Big Butterfly Count 20191.1 Big Butterfly Count 2019 Dates2 How to take a Butterfly and Moth Count2.1 Butterfly and Moth Identification2.2 Counting Butterflies and Moths3 Results of my first 2019 Big Butterfly Count4 Results of my second Big Butterfly Count of 20194.1…

Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond2 Bees3 Beetles4 Bugs5 Butterflies6 Hoverflies7 Dragonflies and Damselflies8 European Rose Chafer9 Flies10 Moths11 Newts12 Algae Wildlife in my Wildlife Pond The reason we created our wildlife pond was to support and encourage wildlife. I’d love to be able to…

Contents1 Creating a Wildlife Pond1.1 My Old Wildlife Pond1.2 Problems with My Old Wildlife Pond2 My New Wildlife Pond2.1 Making a List of Important Features2.2 Collaborating with Pond Specialists2.3 Avoiding Old Problems in the New Pond2.4 Creating the Pond2.5 300gsm Protective Matting2.6 Firestone 1.02mm PondGuard…

My New Wildlife Pond - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Creating a Wildlife Pond1.1 My Old Wildlife Pond1.2 Problems with My Old Wildlife Pond2 Designing My New Wildlife Pond2.1 Making a List of Important Features2.2 Collaborating with Pond Specialists2.3 Avoiding Old Problems in the New Pond3 Creating My New Pond3.1 300gsm Protective Matting3.2 Firestone…

Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common - Pumpkin Beth

Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count 20201.1 How to take a Butterfly and Moth Count1.2 Butterfly and Moth Identification1.3 Counting Butterflies and Moths1.4 I saw these butterflies during my first Big Butterfly Count at Bookham Common1.5 I saw these butterflies during my second Big Butterfly…

How many moths will you discover this Moth Night? - Pumpkin Beth

How many moths will you discover this Moth Night? - Pumpkin Beth

Moth Night 2019 Moth Night is a fun event; it’s free to take part and open to everyone. Most moths are night flying insects; they’re out and about doing their thing, while we’re usually tucked up indoors. Consequently, many people miss out on seeing even…

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

I love our planet, I love plants and nature. I want to protect our environment. I want to live more sustainably. Sustainability is not a new desire for me, it is something that I have always aspired to. Firstly though I must tell you that I am far from perfect, I make mistakes and I am always learning. I want to improve, I want to make changes to live more sustainably and to live ethically. I want to learn more and give more to our planet. I want to do more to improve things and make things…

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

I love our planet, I love plants and nature. I want to protect our environment. I want to live more sustainably. Sustainability is not a new desire for me, it is something that I have always aspired to. Firstly though I must tell you that I am far from perfect, I make mistakes and I am always learning. I want to improve, I want to make changes to live more sustainably and to live ethically. I want to learn more and give more to our planet. I want to do more to improve things and make things…

More pictures of the wildlife I've seen around my pond - Pumpkin Beth

More pictures of the wildlife I've seen around my pond - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Wildlife Around my Pond1.1 Bees1.2 Beetles1.3 Aquatic plants1.4 Butterflies1.5 Hoverflies1.6 Dragonflies and Damselflies1.7 Moths1.8 Newts1.9 Snails Wildlife Around my Pond I am so grateful for my little pond; this small area of water attracts many insects to my garden. As well as planting up…

An Update on my Green & Blue Bee Brick and Bee Block - Pumpkin Beth

An Update on my Green & Blue Bee Brick and Bee Block - Pumpkin Beth

A couple of years ago, back in the late summer and early autumn of 2017, I discovered an award winning Cornish company, called Green & Blue. I was keen to try two of this company’s products, namely their Green & Blue Bee Bricks and their…

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

I love our planet, I love plants and nature. I want to protect our environment. I want to live more sustainably. Sustainability is not a new desire for me, it is something that I have always aspired to. Firstly though I must tell you that I am far from perfect, I make mistakes and I am always learning. I want to improve, I want to make changes to live more sustainably and to live ethically. I want to learn more and give more to our planet. I want to do more to improve things and make things…

What Moths will you find on Moth Night 2020? - Pumpkin Beth

What Moths will you find on Moth Night 2020? - Pumpkin Beth

Contents1 Moth Night 20201.1 Moth Night 2020 Dates1.2 The Theme of Moth Night 20201.3 August Moths1.4 Take Part1.5 Methods of Attracting Moths1.6 Sugaring1.7 How to Submit Your Moth Night, Moth Count Results1.8 See the Moths I spotted during my Moth Night, Moth Count1.9 Other articles…

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

Sustainable Gardening Ideas - Pumpkin Beth

I love our planet, I love plants and nature. I want to protect our environment. I want to live more sustainably. Sustainability is not a new desire for me, it is something that I have always aspired to. Firstly though I must tell you that I am far from perfect, I make mistakes and I am always learning. I want to improve, I want to make changes to live more sustainably and to live ethically. I want to learn more and give more to our planet. I want to do more to improve things and make things…