National Gardening Week 2021 is taking place between Monday 26th April and Sunday 2nd May 2021 and is a celebration of gardening aimed to raise awareness of the difference garden and gardening can make to the lives of everyone in the UK. Recent research has shown that gardening more frequently may be linked to improvements in well being, perceived stress and physical activity. The study...
Herd of Elephants with safe water source in Kenya (© Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) On a planet amid climate change, water shortages are fast becoming a fact of life and Kenya faces this persistent challenge every year, with the dry seasons becoming less predictable and often longer, with devastating effects. To highlight this crisis further, between 2016 and 2017 when Tsavo was gripped by a...
We all deserve a better year. Life has become very strange but thankfully we have been able to take solace in our gardens. Thank you for your support for Strulch and for the garden centres that you visited once they opened. Gardening is good for us and has kept us looking forward. We have just launched our new website which will be easier to use. Geoff and I have decided we would like to...
Strulch Garden Mulch used to keep moisture around plant roots. Gardeners told to fill their water butts and prepare for a scorching summer that could rival 1976 Sarah Knapton The daily Telegraph today is predicting a hot summer as the last time we had warm conditions in February was in 1976 when we had a scorching summer. I remember it well as we were growing runner beans on a very small...
Strulch Garden Mulch will keep mositure in the soil. Water is a precious commodity and it seems we are experiencing the hottest summer since records began! This is bad news for gardeners trying to keep plants from shrivelling up! Apart from a daily rigorous watering regime what else can we do? Mulching will reduce moisture loss considerably. Ideally, you would have done this earlier in the...
Strulch Garden Mulch at The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show. Strulch - The Yorkshire Gardening brand visits the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Geoff and I, the makers of Strulch Garden Mulch, visited the Chelsea Flower Show specifically to see The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden. It is a magnificent garden that looked like it has been there for...
A nest of eggs made from Strulch Garden Mulch Over the years we have received lots of feedback about the benefits of using Strulch Mulch - some of them not so obvious. A customer sent me this charming picture of eggs nestled in Strulch. An unintended consequence of using Strulch Garden Mulch but very appropriate for Easter. I know birds also use Strulch in their nests as I have seen the...
Alice Bowe’s article in The Times recommends Strulch garden mulch to make winter flowers last longer
Spring gardening, protect lupins and delphiniums from slug damage with strulch garden mulch Beast from the East or Pest from the West? The bad weather has certainly delayed Spring in Yorkshire! Today has been much warmer and tempted us to get into the garden. Geoff has topped up the Strulch, protecting new shoots from slugs and preventing weed germination at the same time. Gardening is very...
Report Recommends Gardening Is Put at The Heart of Government Policy In a recent article on the Daily Telegraph, their Chief Political Correspondent, Christopher Hope, shared how a report from the Conservative Environment Network recommended gardening needs to be put at the heart of Government Policymaking. The report which is backed by the Prime Minister Teresa May, is also supported by us...
Our Strulch garden mulch has been recommended in the November edition of The English Garden to use around chrysanthemums. The magazine, which is out in October 2017 in the UK, has a large article about growing chrysanthemums during the autumn and winter months. Strulch is mentioned on page 77. The article is written by National Collection holder Judy Baker, who is descried as the champion of...