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Green Roofs Guest Blog

19. December 2012

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Is it Time to Rethink Green Roof Planting?       Latest research suggests sedums may not be best This is the first Guest Blog from Tijana Blanusa,  a  researcher  at the RHS who specialises in Sustainable Gardening. I recently published the results of my research that sedums may not be the best performers for helping […]

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Roof gardens reach new heights

17. September 2012

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When space is limited, sometimes a gardener must take to the roof. Around the world resourceful gardeners are turning what would otherwise be an overlooked and underutilized area into a place of beauty and serenity. Plus, you’d be amazed at the amount of fruit and vegetable you can coax out of these small spaces.Making the […]

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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

11. February 2012

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Rooftop gardening helps combat climate change

A recent RHS study has shown that rooftop gardening can help combat climate change by lowering surrounding air temperatures. RHS scientist, Tijana Blanusa, who undertook the RHS research, says: ‘With our climate getting warmer, gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects.’ ‘Getting planting right in urban spaces, which can […]

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RHS Autumn Show highlights roof gardening

4. October 2011

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 Today is the first day of the annual RHS Autumn Show which showcases the best of autumn gardening and is held in the beautiful  RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster until Wednesday 5 October . http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-London-Flower-Shows/RHS-London-Autumn-Harvest-Show I will be going along to listen to an interesting speaker from London who has caught my attention lately as she is encouraging a […]

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Bright Farms for the future

4. September 2011

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Bright Farms is an innovative US company that designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the food supply chain. Food production is now the largest consumer of land and water resources on our planet and accounts for 20% of the worlds carbon emissions. Watch their clever video […]

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Supermarket rooftop veg garden

10. March 2011

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Food from the Sky, is an unusual exercise in the principles of permaculture and sustainable gardening and they have built a roof top garden on a supermarket in North London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/09/supermarket-rooftop-vegetable-garden

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Food from the Sky

21. January 2011

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Food from the Sky

Food from the Sky  is  a pioneering food growing and educational project in Crouch End, North London on the roof top of Thornton’s Budgens supermarket ” A new template for the future” They have just launched seed2seed – a year foundation course for individuals wanting to “Grow Life and Food in our most cemented places!” […]

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Green roofs sprout in USA and Canada

2. December 2010

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Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in US cities with major initiatives in Chicago, Portland and Washington.According to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities roughly 10 million square feet of green roofs were built in 2009, compared to a million in 2004. Toronto, Canada has become the first city in the Western Hemisphere to mandate green […]

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Green roofs and gardeners help urban ecology

3. October 2010

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Green roofs and gardeners help urban ecology

“With our climate getting warmer gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects of climate change.Getting planting right in urban spaces, which as we all know can be very limited, is particularly important and can have a major effect in not only helping reduce urban temperatures but will also […]

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Grow your Own Tomatoes

16. August 2010

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Grow your Own Tomatoes

This is a great year for tomatoes. I am busy harvesting a bumper crop from my little space in The Village Allotment on the South Coast. Green or red – it doesn’t matter what colour – they all go to making chutneys, salsas, sauce or are eaten in delicious home grown salads. Anyone can grow […]

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