Category Archives: Ecology

Trends in Garden Design – Sustainability

Sustainable garden design has become a very popular trend within the garden design sector. The environment provides us with many elements we perhaps take for granted. Natural resources which are both renewable and non-renewable. How about the air we breath? It also … Continue reading

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An innovative approach to maintaining difficult sites

As with the case with road verges could it be conceivable to convert difficult to manage areas of green spaces to a wildflower meadow? This was the suggestion by Angus Lindsay from The Landscape Group recently in an interview in the October … Continue reading

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Road verges – a valuable meadow resource

Native plants could be described as the backbone of local ecology. With a low maintenance option that will give colour throughout the spring and summer, and provide form into the autumn months, wildflowers are surely the perfect answer to road … Continue reading

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When is a wildflower meadow not a wildflower meadow?

Do we need to worry how we use the term wildflower meadow? This was the question posed by Miles King, well-respected Conservation Director of the Grasslands Trust. As with the majority of things in life it depends upon your point of view.  … Continue reading

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Wildflower of the Month…

Every month we will post a little blog containing a brief description accompanied by a little bit of ecology, on a specific wildflower! It is our pledge to promote all varieties of wildflowers! So which flower will it be this month? Introducing … Continue reading

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Does a wildflower meadow offset your carbon footprint?

We have surely all by now, come across the statistic that wildflower meadows have declined by 97% since the Second World War, and that the majority of the ancient hay meadows which have survived are in desperately poor condition. Something that is … Continue reading

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Wildlife-rich grasslands; one our most threatened habitats…

What are grasslands exactly….. Wildlife-rich grasslands were at the heart of the English landscape. It has been suggested that they have been in existence for over 6000 years, created as a result of human activity. This means that although they are … Continue reading

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A little wildflower green roof

If you are wondering whether installing a small wildflower meadow will make a difference to the local wildlife in your area, then the answer is most definitely yes is will. Any suitable habitat even 1m² will make a difference, and you will … Continue reading

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Open spaces – improvements for local communities

In recent years the fundamental importance of open spaces with regard to the well-being of individuals in urban areas, has been increasingly recognised… A fine example of this can be seen with Marsh Lane in Leyton, as part of on-going improvement works funded … Continue reading

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The first sustainable Olympics

Its comforting to think that something as prestigious as the Olympics puts an emphases on biodiversity and sustainability. In order to fulfil this ideal ‘The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012’ was set up on January 2007. This is an … Continue reading

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