The Garden Bridge Trust
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
It is important to clean bird baths regularly.
Bird baths are more than just ornamental splash pools. They're also a site where animals socialise and intense rivalries play out. And bird bath design, location and cleanliness can have a big impact.
Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
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A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
Hard surfaces increase the risk of urban flooding.
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A proliferation of concrete is increasing the risk of urban flooding. The solution? More gardens.
The tea and crumpets vision of Englishness that Capability Brown brings to mind does him an injustice.
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Essential reading for green-fingered urbanites and guerrilla gardeners.
Annoying, right? A juvenile Noisy Miner.
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There are birds we love to hate, such as the Noisy Miner. But much of the annoying behaviour on show may be a result of human-induced changes to habitats.
To lawn or not to lawn, that is the question.
As summer rolls on once again you're despairing at a brown lawn. Perhaps you should embrace a shabbier backyard.
There’s something in the tree air and it’s good for you.
There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
What’s hiding in your garden this summer?
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
Garden cities are the best of town and country combined and could be part of the answer to the housing crisis.
Who’s the moss?
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In a country known for its eccentric tastes, is this simply another flash-in-the-pan fad?
Sandra in The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Why so many are utterly compelled by shows about extremely mundane, even retro exercises such as baking, sewing and throwing pottery.
Gardening can tackle stress, low self-esteem and depression.
Small birds such as this superb fairy-wren can benefit from a bird-friendly garden.
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Some Australian birds are pushing out other species, and even damaging trees. The good news is we can help stop the spread of these birds, by putting native plants in our gardens.
Tanna Island locals replanting crops, only days after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu.
Food has been scarce for many rural people in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam -- but overall, they now have greater security of food supply than they did in the past.
Serious poisoning by plants is very rare in the UK so the death of a gardener in Hampshire after brushing against a deadly flower was extremely unusual. Despite the British countryside’s genteel reputation…
There has been a bit of a kerfuffle down at the village hall. Has the vicar cheated in the beetle drive again? Or has Miss Perkins’s fabled home-made jam turned out to be Hartley’s? Worse still, I’m afraid…
Are you feeling inspired from watching the Chelsea Flower Show? Do you long for an immaculate, well-designed garden, full of well-behaved plants, brimming with colourful flowers and attractive foliage…