Archive | March, 2010

Chillies are hot stuff

31. March 2010

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Chillies are hot stuff

Currently one of the “must have” designer plants are CHILLIES. They can be grown as decorative plants or for their wonderful fruits. Chillies are doing well in the UK as the traditional growing season lengthens combined with longer periods of intense heat.They come in a range of delicious colours and different intensity of spice but […]

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Bedford Square beckons

29. March 2010

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If you have been following my recent blogs about Bedford Square in London then you will be interested to know the latest news. Yesterday I received a friendly e-mail invite from a company called InferMed who have offices in the area.Their Vice President read my blog about not being able to get inside this residents […]

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British Summertime brings out the bees

27. March 2010

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British Summertime brings out the bees

Just wanted to share the scene this morning at The Village allotment of two bumble bees soaking up the nectar of a pretty Hellebore. A positive signs that spring has arrived.The temperature is getting warmer and the days much longer since tonight we change to British Summer time . The beginning of getting out into […]

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Bananas grow in National Trust garden of the future

26. March 2010

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Bananas grow in National Trust garden of the future

The apple orchards have been replaced with orange groves, the turf covered over with gravel and the summer borders replanted with cacti. This was one of the headlines this week announcing climate change predictions for our future gardens by the National Trust. The UK’s most important gardens are to be examined by the National Trust […]

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Flowers at Bedford Square

25. March 2010

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Flowers at Bedford Square

This blog follows on from my last post about the beautiful squares near where I work in Bloomsbury, Central London, very close to the British Museum. A rather weird thing has happened that I would love to share with you. My favourite one is Bedford Square which as I mentioned before is sadly not open […]

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Blooming London

20. March 2010

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Blooming London

Every day – depending on what our unpredictable English weather delivers – I visit either Russell or Gordon Square located in the heart of Bloomsbury to get my daily green fix. They are located very near to where I work at the University of London and are like a magnet, drawing me out of the […]

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Palm Trees for 2012 Olympics

17. March 2010

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Whether they are planted in a garden or a public place, palm trees can be a truly impressive spectacle. This fact has been underlined by councillors in Southend, who have revealed that they hope planting palm trees on the town’s seafront will help to attract tourists exploring England during the London 2012 Olympics.Millions are being […]

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Grow your own in local skips

8. March 2010

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Gardeners are being encouraged to grow carrots in skips on building sites and tomatoes in hospital car parks under new plans to increase the amount of land available for grow-your-own vegetables. The Government is setting up a national “Landbank” that will link keen gardeners with public or private land available in their area where they […]

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Spring in a box

7. March 2010

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Spring in a box

Beautiful sunshine tempted me into the garden early this morning but a biting wind soon sent me back indoors. I suppose this puts me into the category of fair weather gardener? My enthusiasm to get gardening is not just down to the sunshine today. I have been inspired by a beautiful leaflet I just received […]

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Met Office weathers climate criticisms

6. March 2010

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Met Office weathers climate criticisms

The Met Office is in the news this week . Firstly they published an influencial review of more than 100 scientific studies that track the observed changes in the Earth’s climate system. The aim is to restore faith in scientific data following recent adverse publicity centred around the University of East Anglia Climate Change e-mail […]

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