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PLANT SURVIVAL GUIDE – FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

It’s a little nerve racking, you’ve sown, dug, planted, grown and now you’re going on that well deserved holiday - how will your plants survive? We go through this every year so let us pass on our own plant survival tips! THE NEIGHBOURS First point of call, knock on your neighbour’s door; a little visit from them with a watering can a couple of times a week will do wonders - just make sure you remember them as you’re stocking up [...]

JOIN IN THE BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT

The ‘Big Butterfly Count’ finishes on August 12th, so if you’ve not begun counting already then you still have time to join in the WORLD’S BIGGEST butterfly survey. WHY GET COUNTING? Well apart from a bit of fun - and doing something alongside David Attenborough, a big advocate of the count - the health of the butterfly population is a pretty much spot on way of telling the health of the UK’s wildlife at large. Butterflies have an incredibly rapid response [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]