YOYO Magazine

At last, it’s half term and children everywhere are getting excited about Halloween! It’s great fun to dress up in spooky costumes, go trick-or-treating or enjoy ghostly games—and I have some top tips to make this year’s celebrations extra special. The perfect pumpkin The perfect pumpkin or...

The Italians have long been among the world’s most ingenious and technologically advanced inventors. Let me tell you about eight of their best inventions and how, when it comes to innovative solutions, the Italians just keep on giving. Great invention 1: Aqueducts If we go all the...

Say goodbye to the sunglasses and high-five your Mackintosh, the rainy season is now well and truly upon us. The kids still need their daily dose of fresh air, though, and the dog still needs a snaffle about the woods. All this can result in...

The weather in the UK for the last few weeks has been changeable to say the least! One minute we’re basking in sunshine and cracking out the old flip flops, the next we’re reaching for our wellington boots and sticking the heating on. We’re not...

Whether you’re a true sun-worshipper or prefer things a little cooler, none of us can fail to notice the effects of this long, hot summer on the parks and gardens all around us. Normally lush, verdant lawns are now arid and dappled with brown patches—but...

Of all the plants in your garden, container-grown plants are among the most vulnerable. Restricted to the soil that is contained by their pots, their roots cannot branch out in search of more water or nutrients than is in their immediate vicinity. This means that...

As far as supporting wildlife in your garden goes, there’s nothing more simple or effective than providing a steady supply of fresh water. This modest step will help all sorts of beneficial wildlife—from birds to hedgehogs, butterflies to bees—especially during a summer as hot and...

Water is one of the essential building blocks of life. Yet, while water is essential for all living things, it is especially essential for plants, since they use, and consist of, far more water than animals. Human bodies, for example, are a measly 60% water...

There’s nothing more important when you’re growing your own fruit and veg than keeping everything well-watered – and the recent heatwave has been quite a challenge for gardeners and growers up and down the country. It’s so vital to keep the soil consistently moist right down...