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The benefits of bats in the garden

Bats can serve as pollinators

This is more true for other countries than the UK, but in some parts of the world, bats are pollinators for key species, just as bees are. And if bats disappear, the species that rely on their pollination services are also at risk. On the other hand, this is why planting species that bats rely on is crucial to their return. 

They control insects 

Rugs for the garden

Fab Habitat recycled plastic rugs are eco friendly and long lasting. They are also recyclable. NOW Carpets has launched its own range of designer rugs made from recycled polyester yarn, made in India. Tags: garden, eco friendly, recycled, craft, sustainability, decoration

Tips for keeping cut flowers fresher for longer

keep cut flowers fresh for longer by remembering a few key tips..like changing the water regularly, cutting the ends of and trimming any dying foliage

Salvage and reclamation - it's a woman's world

Using salvaged and reclaimed products is an inherently eco friendly way of doing up a house because you're using what's already there, even if it does have to be sanded, polished or painted. Choose reclaimed bricks for construction projects, while reclaimed baths, radiators, lighting and garden furniture are all readily available. Check out Retrouvius, Lassco, Masco, Skinflint Design and Trainspotters - the latter two do reclaimed lighting.

 

Eco-friendly wedding presents for green-at-heart couples

Eco friendy gifts are becoming a popular request from couples getting married or entering into civil partnerships. Choose from plants, trees, or beautiful items that will last such as glassware or ceramics.

Choose an eco-friendly carpet

choose carpets that last for decades, choose natural fibres, avoided plastic backing materials. And choose eco friendly felt wool underlay. carpets must be sustainable, eco friendly, hardwearing, from renewable sources

Cool for the gang - eco-friendly children's furniture

'When I think about why we made the chair, the feelings I have are that we're creating a space that is personal to the child,' says Jonathan Walter of Bark Furniture, referring to the new mini-me version of its Kustom chair that the company is making.

Fabulous sideboards - the best storage for your home

Sideboards or credenzas are super useful and attractive storage. The most eco are made from timber or reclaimed timber. Buy new or find them in vintage or antique shops as well as an auctions.