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Compost toilets in the UK: introduction

Compost toilets in the UK: introduction

An introduction to compost loos, which are set to become more popular as the cost of mains water rises.

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Planning Permission for Polytunnels (Wales)

Planning Permission for Polytunnels (Wales)

Do you need planning permission for polytunnels? Unless you live in a National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or similar, garden polytunnels usually don’t – but visit the Welsh version of...

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More tools for your polytunnel

More tools for your polytunnel

Here’s another set of really useful polytunnel / greenhouse tools. Some are obvious enough, some less so - but they're all pretty much essential!

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Essential tools for your polytunnel

Having the right tools and materials in your polytunnel saves time and effort, and needn't cost a fortune.

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The first year in a polytunnel: planning, beds and seeds

If you’re thinking of putting in a polytunnel here are some tips on how to plan everything – including filling it with your first plants. Don’t just jump in! There are some important...

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Greywater: treating and recycling wastewater

Greywater: treating and recycling wastewater

Reusing greywater can reduce household water usage by up to 30%. But is it cost effective in the UK?

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Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting

Collected rainwater can do more than just water the garden - it can supplement or replace the mains supply.

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Water boreholes and wells

Water boreholes and wells

If you use a lot of water and don't want to rely on the expensive mains supply, you might consider drilling a well or borehole.

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Water security: how safe is your supply?

Water security: how safe is your supply?

A look at how to reduce your dependence on expensive mains water.

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Growing Under Cover: an introduction

Growing Under Cover: an introduction

Being able to grow under cover is crucial in any plot. But which is right for you - growing under plastic, or under glass?

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Putting up a polytunnel

Putting up a polytunnel

Polytunnels are easier to erect than flat-packed furniture, and provided you get a tight fit on the cover they are immensely strong.
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