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

Flower Flashes bring much needed colour, natural life and joy to the city streets of New York

Flower flashes have been bringing some much needed colour, natural life and joy to the concrete jungle of New York, transforming trash cans into larger-than-life flower vases and embellishing the subway system. The beautiful flower arrangements come courtesy of floral designer Lewis Miller and his team who create what they call “Flower Flashes” very early in the morning, which they aim to get finished before the … Continue reading Flower Flashes bring much needed colour, natural life and joy to the city streets of New York

Composting at Home [Visual] — ecogreenlove

There’s a reason seasoned gardeners refer to compost as black gold. Rich and dark, this earth-like substance composed of decayed organic material is a powerhouse of nutrients. When incorporated into the soil, plants are healthier, flowers bloom brighter, and pests don’t stand a chance. The best part? Compost can be made at home from ingredients you were planning to throw away, which means it’s not … Continue reading Composting at Home [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Depave: Tearing up concrete in cities and transforming them into green spaces

Depave, a Portland-based non-profit, is helping local schools and businesses to transform over-paved areas into lush landscapes to soak up rainwater and help prevent flooding. By tearing up concrete and asphalt in local neighbourhoods, with the help of community groups and volunteers, Depave is replacing areas of concrete jungle with community gardens that bring people together, provide play and learning spaces, provide places to grow food, … Continue reading Depave: Tearing up concrete in cities and transforming them into green spaces

Pop-up gardens greet commuters in a London Bridge tunnel

Daily commutes via London Bridge have got that much greener and that much better thanks to four temporary public gardens, created using materials recycled from the recent RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. The Stainer Street walkway has been transformed into a temporary urban oasis with four garden installations designed by Ula Maria, Tessa & Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble and Sarah Wilson. Each designer was allocated a … Continue reading Pop-up gardens greet commuters in a London Bridge tunnel

Gardening for Climate Change [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Have you noticed that spring is coming earlier, that plants are blooming at odd times, or that rains are more intense? If so, it’s likely you’re witnessing the first stages of climate change – and how we plan and manage our gardens will have to change. More and more scientists agree that we’re locked into a global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius, which is … Continue reading Gardening for Climate Change [Visual] — ecogreenlove

“Novice gardener” rips up grass lawn to create wildflower meadow

Self-proclaimed “novice gardener” Peter Thain has made his garden dreams a reality by transforming his front lawn into a beautiful meadow. Peter Thain, otherwise known as The Evening Gardener, was insistent on turning his front lawn into a haven for bees and wildlife, ripping up the grass lawn and sowing wildflower seeds in the process. The physiotherapist and lecturer, based in Cheltenham, has been posting … Continue reading “Novice gardener” rips up grass lawn to create wildflower meadow

Use your Coffee Grounds in the Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Used coffee grounds offer many benefits to plants, flowers, and vegetables—improving water retention, drainage, and soil aeration are at the top of that list. Coffee grounds also allow certain beneficial microorganisms to thrive and attract earthworms, which are a garden’s best friend. via Use your Coffee Grounds in the Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Use your Coffee Grounds in the Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove