Category Archives: Urban Meadows

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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Sustainable games

“Sustainable development satisfies the needs of the present generation without compromising the chance for future generations to satisfy theirs” Brundtland Report (1987) In 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), (Rio de Janeiro) most of the world’s … 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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Popley fields – a perfect habitat corridor

Project: SINC at Popley Fields, Basingstoke Back in 2007 a large area which was already a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), needed to be re-created for Great Crested Newts at Popley Ponds, Basingstoke, before redevelopment of the adjacent … Continue reading

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Mess or Meadow? Urban Councils Create Wildlife Highways

What would you say if a green area in the car park was left repeatedly unmown or it looked as if the Local Council wasn’t doing it’s job properly by not cutting an area in the park? Would you complain? … Continue reading

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Olympic magic has just begun

With only a year to go before the 2012 London Olympics, preparation is underway on the finishing touches to the surrounding landscaped areas. We are exited and proud to be chosen to grow and provide bespoke wildflower meadow turf for … Continue reading

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Public Spaces into Wildflower Meadows

With much in the news at the moment about Councils cutting costs it is hardly a surprise to read in Horticulture Week magazine this week, that one council is beginning to transfer maintenance of public spaces in villages and towns … Continue reading

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Wildflower Turf in Public Areas

With such a lot of our wildflower turf going to local councils to be laid in public areas, we have begun to notice a common problem emerging.  It happened in Cardiff and it has happened in the village of  North … Continue reading

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Green Walls

As architects of urban developments are forced to address a growing requirement for more environmentally friendly solutions, the innovation of green walls is fast catching up with green roofs as a way to reduce the carbon footprint and visual impact … Continue reading

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