A bunch of flowers - unless plucked from your own plot - will likely have a hefty carbon footprint. The Ecologist's Green Living writer, Hazel Sillver looks at how to enjoy fresh flowers all without damaging the environment.
Now is the time to plant things that will provide bees and butterflies with food next year. But fear not, this doesn’t mean your garden has to start looking like a field. Hazel Sillver suggests three planting schemes of biennials and perennials for an elegant nectar border.