Enjoying nature at home
As the weather changes we may want to spend more time engaging with nature. Here are our top tips to do this safely, whilst social distancing:
- Listen to natural sounds: As the weather gets warmer more migratory birds return to the UK so listen out for bird song. You may also hear other natural sounds, like the wind in the trees. Listen to recordings of natural sounds, such as whale songs, to relax.
- Collect and explore natural materials: make the most of any leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, shells, bark, seeds or grasses. Use them to create some art or display them around your home.
- Take a virtual tour: we’ve updated our list virtual nature visits, to include links to animal cams: Virtual Nature Visits
Tips on growing plants and vegetables at home
Studies have shown that growing plants boost mood and reduces stress. Lots of people living in London have limited space to grow plants so we’ve put together some tips for growing plants in your home.
- Farm On Your Balcony: provides a step-by-step guide to balcony farming, delicious recipes and restaurants around the world.
- The Royal Horticultural Society has a range of growing guides to help you find the perfect vegetables to grow at home.
- The Which? guide to the five easiest vegetables to grow: Make growing your own simple by starting with the easiest vegetables to grow.
- Gardeners World has some great times about how to grow low-maintenance veg and fruit. Read their guide here: https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/low-maintenance-veg-and-fruit/
- Country Living: Discover the 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden. Read their guide here:https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a20120884/most-cost-effective-vegetables-grow-home-garden/
Growing plants indoors
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