gardening

21 Mar 2017
FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden...
22 Sep 2015
Housing Association residents recently attended a special presentation lunch at the Wroxeter Hotel to celebrate their success in Severnside Housing’s Annual Gardening Competition.   The competition, which recognises residents who make the most of their outside space, has always been popular and so it proved again this year with a fantastic number of entries!   There are a whole range of...
leaf mould cage
09 Sep 2014
As Autumn strips our trees naked and carpets Shropshire with fallen leaves you really should see this not as a problem but an opportunity.  Leaves are a wonderful resource with which to make a rich leaf mould.  So if you want to try something new in the garden this Autumn, why not make your leaves work for you. Leaf mould is not the same as compost.  Compost is produced by bacterial decomposition...
Martin Wilson School
08 Jan 2013
Staff from Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia have been helping a local school to protect the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill. As well as offering general advice on facilities management and environmental education activities we have a programme of practical help in place to get our schools to recycle more and waste less, including provision of a...
Seasonal compostable items
03 Dec 2012
With Christmas now only three weeks away, many of us will be racking our brains desperately trying to think of an affordable and unusual gift for our nearest and dearest.  Well for a keen gardener or anyone with an interest in the environment, a compost bin can make a great present and is a definite improvement on socks or slippers! The Council have set up a scheme for residents to get them at a...
home compost bin
12 Nov 2012
To encourage more people to home compost this autumn, Shropshire Council is working in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and getcomposting.com to offer reduced-price compost bins, from just £16.  Better still, there is currently a special ‘buy one get one half price’ offer whilst stocks last. Simply visit www.shropshire.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. Home composting not...
Autumn leaves
05 Nov 2012
Many of us are missing a trick if we don’t continue to home compost through the colder months. Adding more waste now will help the natural bacteria to thrive and keep the composting momentum going at a time when decomposition naturally slow down. Home composting is easy all year round. Autumn and winter are great for gathering materials for composting. The wealth of carbon-rich matter will...
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