Wild About Gardens: Campaign urges people to grow “a secret garden” for butterflies to support the environment

Take advantage of time spent at home by “pledging a patch to butterflies” in your garden or balcony. Gardens and balcony boxes can provide important places, homes and food sources for butterflies, according to The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS who have set up the Wild About Gardens initiative to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to … Continue reading Wild About Gardens: Campaign urges people to grow “a secret garden” for butterflies to support the environment

Sustainable Ideas for your Landscape Makeover — ecogreenlove

There are many factors to consider to create environmentally friendly landscape designs. But the basic principle is that you should let climate determine what plants to grow to prevent the use of too many fertilizers, pesticides, and water. So, if you are looking for some eco-friendly ways to improve your garden, these sustainable ideas will give you a landscape makeover that will work hand-in-hand with nature. … Continue reading Sustainable Ideas for your Landscape Makeover — ecogreenlove

Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Kew’s 25th annual orchid festival, opening next month, will celebrate the wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia, which is home to some 5,000 species of orchid. Kew Orchid Festival 2020 will showcase Indonesia’s rich biodiversity through wonderful orchid displays which each represent a different aspect of Indonesian wildlife and culture. Indonesia has a vast and varied landscape that includes an archipelago of more than 17,504 … Continue reading Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Food Forest: What it is and how to start one

A food forest is a food production system that mimics a woodland ecosystem with the  planting of edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals grown in a succession of layers. Just how a forest exists perfectly well without any human intervention whatsover – there’s no mowing, weeding, spraying, pesticides, fertilisers nor nasty chemicals involved – food forests attempt to learn from the natural environment of forests … Continue reading Food Forest: What it is and how to start one

Pocket Parks: New funding announced for community groups to create green spaces

Community groups in the UK wanting to create “pocket parks” in their area for use as children’s play areas, vegetable patches or community events can now bid for funding for green spaces under the government’s “pocket parks” programme. The £1.35 million fund was announced by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick as part of the UK Government’s plans “to improve the mental and physical health of local … Continue reading Pocket Parks: New funding announced for community groups to create green spaces

Big Soup Share sees young gardeners share 60,000l of homemade soup from crops they harvested

Children across the UK helped to serve up around 60,000 litres of homemade soup last month to share with friends, families and local communities, as part of a community gardening project. The Big Soup Share 2019, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening, saw 3,000 organisations host events in the UK where young gardeners could celebrate their harvest and share … Continue reading Big Soup Share sees young gardeners share 60,000l of homemade soup from crops they harvested

Gardening Trends around the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

This infographic looks at the different gardens and gardening trends of countries around the world. Through images, facts and statistics, we hope to provide insight into the lives of other people and different cultures, as well as giving some unique garden design inspiration! Read on to find out more. via Gardening Trends around the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Gardening Trends around the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove