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Free seeds from RHS and Cafe Direct

10. June 2010

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The RHS are celebrating Biodiversity by offering free seeds if you join the Variety for Life campaign and if you’re one of the first 1,000 each day for 10 days (from 8 June) http://www.rhs.org.uk/biodiversity Cafe Direct have been inspired by the care and pride their smallholder farmers put into growing tea, coffee and cocoa. They […]

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Climate Change Garden Design

9. June 2010

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Climate Change Garden Design

Climate Garden Design was established in 2008 to create bespoke exotic gardens in the South East of the UK. They specialise in gardens which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. This is achieved primarily, through successful cultivation of a wide variety of fascinating architectural plants. Plants such as these are largely hardy, easy to […]

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Start something green today

8. June 2010

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Start is a new initiative to help people across the UK lead more sustainable lives and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like. They are involved with the Eco Garden Party being held by Prince Charles this September.”A Garden Party To Make A Difference” will give guests a […]

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Do garden plants prefer rainwater?

7. June 2010

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Do garden plants prefer rainwater?

The sun has disapeared behind cloudy grey skies in the UK.This has brought some much needed rain to very dry gardens in the South East and made me reflect again on how important rain is to our gardens. Gardeners take rainwater for granted and often we squander this valuable resource. It is not only free […]

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

6. June 2010

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UN Video for 2010 Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life – Biodiversity is our life 70% of plants are threatened by extinction as a result of climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1VYmpTikgw&feature=related

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Summer at Kew Gardens

5. June 2010

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Summer at Kew Gardens

Summer appears to have finally arrived in the UK with beautiful dry sunny weather. Today I decided to check out my favourite “green space” in London  – the 300 acres that is Kew Gardens. Wandering around Kew is like being a child in a sweet shop. Eveywhere you look there are wonderful sights and smells […]

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London goes bananas

3. June 2010

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London goes bananas

It was a beautifully sunny and warm day in central London yesterday with temperatures around 23c. The trees and plants were looking wonderful in the bright light. I was working in offices near Bloomsbury most of the day but managed to get a walk round Gordon Square at lunch and then Russell Square after work […]

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Prince Charles hosts garden party to make a difference

2. June 2010

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Prince Charles hosts garden party to make a difference

Prince Charles has announced that from September 8th – 19th, Clarence House will host the ‘Garden Party To Make A Difference’ as part of the prince’s Start initiative which promotes sustainable living. “Start essentially gives us more control over our own lives by giving us fresh (and sometimes forgotten) ways of making our resources go […]

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Loose the Lawn?

2. June 2010

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Loose the Lawn?

“Lose the Lawn” is an American campaign that is gaining momentum as  water restrictions force gardeners, expecially in California, to re-think how they maintain their green spaces. http://www.losethelawn.com/ http://www.seabreezenurseries.com/FireYourLawnGuys.htm

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Eco Charlie gardens grow greener

31. May 2010

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The chemical gardening season is currently in full flow and I have noticed how every other ad on the TV promotes a range of horrendous potions which are supposed to keep your garden looking good. Surely gardening is about being connected to the earth and nature? Scattering a cocktail of chemicals around the garden seems […]

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