Wilde ideas on eco-friendly gardens

Pop star turned gardener Kim Wilde has launched a new initiative to help people in Cumbria make their gardens “greener”.

The green-fingered singer has teamed up with the National Trust and the Yorkshire Bank to encourage people to make their gardening more environmentally friendly and therefore save money.

Simple ideas that people can try in their back gardens, allotments and school yards include composting, worm farms, rain water collection and growing their own vegetables.

Kim says: “The Greener Gardens campaign combines two topics close to my heart – gardening and the environment. People are already taking steps to make their homes greener, but they aren’t necessarily thinking about what they can do in their gardens. We want to show people that there are simple and easy changes they can make, but if enough of us get on board with these small steps we can make a big difference.”