The Big Garden Birdwatch enables scientists to compare year-on-year data and create a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK. The popularity of the Birdwatch has grown year-on-year and now over 40 years later it is the world’s largest wildlife survey, with around half a million of us regularly taking part. Joining in with the Big Garden Birdwatch is simple and enjoyable. Here's how to get involved.
Whatever the season, a well-chosen houseplant will brighten up your home. Houseplants are extremely popular and there is a good reason for this. Not only do they brighten your home, they can potentially benefit your health – and that of your family. Learn more about the best spot for your plant, how to care for it and help your houseplants flourish.
There is nothing more satisfying than growing, harvesting and eating your own potatoes. Most of the nutrients found in a potato come from the skin, so growing your own [...]
In our Kid's Corner blog post this month we show you how to create your very own cress head character! What do I need? 2 eggs 2 [...]
Christmas comes but once a year! Here is our guide to choosing and caring for a real Christmas tree this festive season. Read more about why you should choose a real Christmas tree this year!
Originating from Mexico, the Poinsettia or Christmas Star is the ultimate Christmas houseplant with its vibrant coloured leaves. All of our Poinsettias are British grown. Learn how to choose and care for you Poinsettia here.
Looking for a lovely Christmas activity that doubles up as a gift too! Our special gingerbread recipe is an easy and fun recipe to do with the kids on a cold winters day. Read more in our Christmas gingerbread men recipe blog!
Wild birds come into our gardens in search of food and for shelter to nest and raise their young. Feeding the birds and providing a home for them is good fun and kind and caring too! Learn how to paint your own bird feed feeder and nest box with Burston today!
What you'll need: Leaves, berry stems, pine needles etc. Gloves Acrylic craft paint (use bright vibrant colours) Black card/thick paper Large sheet of paper [...]
Autumn is upon us Autumn is upon us, leaves will start to fall, the cooler weather will descend and we will look into the garden with a somewhat depressing [...]