Tag - garden

KEEP YOUR ROBINS ROCKIN’

STEP INTO THEIR CLAWS If you’re a bird in winter these are your problems - there’s hardly any food about; your water supply becomes a block of ice; there are less places to hide as half the leaves have dropped and your predators are even hungrier; oh, and it’s minus degrees and all you’ve got to keep warm in is your own body fat - which means you’ve got to find food, expose yourself to predators, keep near to your flock, [...]

KEEPING LIFE BUZZING ALONG

Bees are big pollinators, carrying and dropping off the pollen to keep Mother Nature chugging along. But recently there has been a dangerous decline in the bee population, primarily due to the loss of habitat and the use of harmful chemicals in pesticides, including neonicotinoids. Last month the EU ban of non neonicotinoids was announced; from 2019 neonicotinoids will not be used in pesticides on outdoor crops. Here at Capital Gardens we have always been committed to be sustainable [...]

KOKEDAMA – A QUICK GUIDE

Kokedama in English, literally means  "moss ball" and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan, where it is a combination of both bonsai and kusamono planting styles.   Kokodama encapsulates the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, which can be explained as an appreciation of nature’s imperfections and the transience of natural beauty. Characteristics of Wabi-sabi include simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation. Like Bonsai Kokedama [...]