Also included in the survey are lots of other types of wildlife including toads, badgers, snakes and bats. Last year around 70,000 gardens were surveyed and the survey involved nearly 100,000 people and this years survey will take place between 4th and 11th June.
‘Make Your Nature Count’ is intended to build a national picture of the animals that set up home and shelter in British Gardens.
To take part simply visit this link .
If you’d like to find out more about the wonderful wildlife products, shelters and food available from The Recycle Works, please take a look at our website.
We had some recent feedback from a customer about our FSC wooden raised beds… read on to find out how they found them to use. To view the full range click here.
….We thought we would share with you some photographs – we purchased several of your Standard Raised Beds recently and they look really great in our garden!
We live on a modern estate and didn’t want to start digging up the grass to create a conventional vegetable patch, so we searched for some alternatives.
These photos go to show that you don’t need to have acres of land in order to start having your own home grown fresh produce. We even have three chickens as well.
The event, which represents the 11th year of the international campaign designed to promote composting, began on Sunday May 1 and will run to Saturday May 7.
- Home composting is among the activities being targetted as part of this year’s campaign
In the UK, the Week involves councils, retailers and community groups across the country holding initiatives and campaigns around issues such as home composting and the use of peat-free compost.
At its core, the concept of ‘passing on’ aims to involve those who have never composted before by offering advice on how to get started or provide additional information on compostable items to those that have already undertaken some composting.
And, other efforts such as using peat-free compost for the first time, as well as providing more background for gardeners, particularly those with no green waste or minimal space, looking to use wormeries.
The 2010 International Compost Awareness Week was run with the theme of ‘Give It a Grow’, with main focus being the promotion of home composting.
Information for councils, retailers and community groups is available through the WRAP ‘Recycle Now Partners’ website.
A huge thankyou to Chris Sloley for this article.
The Recycle Works is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of FSC Wooden Compost Bins with lots of different sizes available. To view the whole range and current special offers – click here.