Award-winning gardener Chris Beardshaw on mother nature’s recycling plants
Do you ever feel like your garden could be greener? Many of us have made our houses more eco-friendly but lack the knowledge to make our lawns, borders and hedges grow in a more sustainable manner. Yet there are many simple and effective steps we can take to make our gardens more environmentally sound such as using a watering can instead of a hose, installing a waterbutt to collect rain water, making our own compost or creating a wormery.
Worm composting is a method of recycling food and garden waste into a rich, dark, soil conditioner. Not only is it a low-cost way of keeping your garden in tip-top condition without the use of chemicals, it’s also a great way of keeping those trips to the tip to a minimum.
Yorkshire Bank and the National Trust have teamed up to encourage people to make their gardening more environmentally friendly and save money in the process with their ‘Greener Gardens’ campaign. So to start you off, check out this HowTo video guide with award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw as he shows you how to create your own wormery, as we take a worm’s eye view of the sustainable stewardship of our gardens...