Secondly, when it comes to decorating an outdoor space, something that’s alive, and that you have to put a conscious effort into maintaining vastly outstrips most other options, though a mix of sources for ornamentation will always look better that all of one and none of the other.Many ornamental plants are also edible, and many plants considered food crops can be beautiful with the right care, a big teepee of striped rattlesnake beans, big pepper plants drooping with metallic red sweetheart peppers, golden sweet peas, cucurbits and their flowers, and so much more!With a little clever plant selection and a nice conversation at your local extension office (in the US at least) you can create a native and transient pollinator garden, doing your part to support wildlife and farmers all around you.And clinical studies have shown that access to, or even just a view of a lawn or garden can reduce the time spent recovering in a hospital. Not to mention they are a great form of physical and sensory therapy, helping the ill, infirm, and elderly by giving them a reason to be outside. Not to mention sensory gardens designed specifically for senses like sound and touch and scent and even taste for those of us who are deprived of our sight or any other major sense.Lastly, small scale agriculture, arboriculture, and horticulture is a great way to keep people connected with our greatest source of food.
Get business updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Law firms, landlords, tradesmen and IT suppliers are among those left out of pocket as a result of the demise of the Wigan sportswear firm, a fresh report reveals.JJB crashed into administration last month, which saw 2,200 jobs lost and 133 stores closed.Rival Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, bought 20 stores in a deal that will protect 550 jobs in the UK, including at its warehouse.But the remainder of the stores and the JJB Sports brand are still up for grabs, with administrators in the Manchester office of KPMG still in talks with a number of interested parties.Now, a statement of affairs report filed at Companies House details the level of JJB’s debt at the time it failed.It shows sportswear giant Adidas, whose address is given as Pepper Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, is owed more than while Umbro, listed at Cheadle Royal Business Park, Cheshire, is owed Nike is also ownedThe report reveals JJB had of stock when it went bust.It adds that customers had unredeemed gift vouchers worth at the time the business entered administration.The report states the retailer’s unsecured creditors are unlikely to receive any of the money they are due. JJB was founded in 1971 by Dave Whelan, who sold it in 2007. His new firm, Dave Whelan Sports, is owed nearlyIn total, landlords were left out of pocket.