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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.
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...
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!
Essential tools for your polytunnel

Essential tools for your polytunnel

Having the right tools and materials in your polytunnel saves time and effort, and needn't cost a fortune.
The first year in a polytunnel: planning, beds and seeds

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...
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?
Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting

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