1How green is your roof – over recent years the idea of using green roofs on public buildings, commercial properties and private houses has grown in popularity, with valid environmental reasoning behind the enthusiasm. There are a number of excellent websites from which to get further information and guidance on this developing concept that are worth considering, no matter which category of roof you happen to own. Go to www.greenroofcode.co.uk , www.greenroofguide.co.uk and www.thegreenroofcentre.co.uk for more information.
2Wildlife shelters – recent research and investigations by a number of leading gardening and wildlife experts is beginning to suggest that the new generation of man-made animal and insect shelters, that have become so popular over recent years, are not as effective as might be suggested by company adverts. The latest advice is to create and maintain a garden that is naturally attractive to animals and insects so that they can find their own shelters and breeding locations. Visit www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk for more advice on how to attract and keep wildlife in your garden.