Benmore Botanical Gardens – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017

Benmore Botanical Gardens – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017 A forest bursting with colour Benmore botanical gardens boasts some of Scotland’s most impressive specimens of really big conifers. The trails take you amongst giant Californian redwoods, Douglas fir and Western hemlock, and even through a big tree… This is good habitat for native red squirrels,…

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Barbecue Safety

Barbecue Safety Barbecues are involved in many hundreds of accidents that occur in the garden each year. Last time figures were collected through the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System (HASS/LASS) in 2002, an estimated 1,800 people visited A&E in the UK having had an accident involving a barbecue. The most common types of barbecue-related…

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5 A DAY tips

5 A DAY tips Getting your 5 A DAY is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals.  Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A DAY at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of berries or a chopped banana. Add…

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