THE DISCOVERY OF BIOCHAR

From Henry Brighouse our sustainable blog writer –

In the film ‘The Martian’, an astronaut (Matt Damon), stranded on Mars has to stay alive until another space mission from Earth can rescue him. His only option is to create soil, a biological medium in which he can grow food. All he has at his disposal are a few potatoes going to seed, a climate controlled tent, the discarded toilet bags of his departed comrades (definitely
biological), Martian dust and water. The story, naturally, has a happy ending.…

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GARDEN DESIGN – Creating the desired atmosphere in the garden

We believe that gardens play a crucial role in our lives – and can have a significantly positive impact on how we think and feel. Yet creating an outdoor space which enables creativity, play and relaxation needs an expert eye, a delicate balance and plenty of experience. In this blog we share some of our key tips for creating your desired atmosphere in the garden, and how they help to bring another dimension to your outdoor space and your life.…

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DECKING: A KEY INGREDIENT IN GARDEN DESIGN

Most people want to spend time in their garden. They want to enjoy their surroundings – to eat, drink and relax outdoors. Now gardens are so multi-functional they need designated areas for socialising and recreation – and decking is one of the most popular ways to make this possible. The important role decking plays in a contemporary garden design cannot be underestimated – and in this blog we explore how it can be incorporated effectively, and why it’s such an instrumental aspect of many gardens and outdoor spaces.…

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