National Tree Week 2013 runs from 23 November
through to 1 December ... get involved!
National Tree Week is the UK's largest celebration of trees, and is organised by The Tree Council.
Running from 23 November to 1 December it heralds the start of the British tree planting season.
This countrywide event is a chance for people of all ages to get involved in all manner of fun tree-related events.
In addition to The Tree Council, events are being organised by local authorities, community groups, schools and tree wardens – so there's likely to be something happening near you.
The main purpose of this week is to raise awareness of the importance of trees and to inspire hundreds of thousands of people all over the country to plant around a million trees in their local communities.
'Giving Nature a Home' is the RSPB's
largest ever campaign
The Royal Society For the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has selected leading online plant retailer, Ashridge Nurseries, to launch a new Nature Friendly Collection of native British plants. This is to help support the charity's largest campaign in its history; Giving Nature A Home.
Ashridge Nurseries has also pledged to donate 15% of its sales from the Nature Friendly Collection to the charity to support the campaign.
Bristol-based author Andy Hamilton included two lavender recipes in his award-winning book, Booze for Free.Yes, lavender is pretty. And yes, lavender smells nice. But if you are wondering what use all those lavender plants for that you bought from us.... did you know it makes a cracking pint too?
With a catchy title like that, and with lavender as an ingredient, we could hardly ignore it...
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to hedging
plants – but by focusing on what you really need, you
can make it all a bit easier...
The winter planting season is well under way, and one of the oldest forms of planting is hedging.
We give a few pointers below on what to consider when choosing a hedge for your garden, allotment, orchard, farmland – pretty much anywhere in fact.
Way back in 1975, National Tree Week was launched to raise awareness of the huge role that trees play in all of our lives.
It is also scheduled to coincide with the start of the winter tree planting season, when there are plenty of opportunities nationwide for individuals and communities to get involved.