Tag - london gardens

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 [...]

BEST SMALL TREES FOR BEES

Best Small Trees for Bees Britain's bees are in decline, ahead of our WORLD BEE DAY  celebration with North London Beekeepers on Sunday 20th May, we've been gathering together plants and pest busting techniques to bring the bees buzzing back.   We know the struggle of gardening in London with limited space, so we've put together a list of small, spring flowering trees, you could grow in your garden, balcony or even a container on your doorstep; adding trees to your outdoor space can [...]