How trees help the environment

Trees are an invaluable resource on this planet, helping the environment by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air. Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. Trees also shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enough trees are planted in cities, the overall microclimate … Continue reading How trees help the environment

DIY Succulent Garden Wall [Video+Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Succulents are a great way to add freshness to any space. From table centerpieces to suspended terrariums, these small thick-leaved desert plants have made their way onto the home decor scene in more ways than one. If you’re looking to add some color or interest to a wall in your home, a succulent wall garden might be just what you need. Instead of framing a … Continue reading DIY Succulent Garden Wall [Video+Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Burying tea bags in your garden supports garden life

If you are a tea drinker, you may be pleased to know that used tea bags come in handy, especially in the garden, for all its nutrient-rich content. There are a number of reasons why you should no longer fling those used tea bags in the garbage. Instead keep them for your garden and let them support the growth and maintenance of your yard. Even … Continue reading Burying tea bags in your garden supports garden life

Blooming Green: Pick your own flowers at England’s only PYO cut flower business

A fruit farm specialising in seasonal, organic flowers has opened its gates to England’s only Pick-Your-Own flowers service. Held every Friday afternoon, from 12-4pm, at Loddington Farm in Kent, Blooming Green are allowing the public to come down and pick their own flowers and foliage. From July to October, people can simply grab a PYO container and take their pick of the bunch. A PYO container, supplied … Continue reading Blooming Green: Pick your own flowers at England’s only PYO cut flower business

The Wild West End Garden: Improving air quality in London’s busy shopping district

A communal garden, featuring garden plants known to purify air, is set to transform a busy London shopping area – bringing peace, tranquility and improving air quality. The Wild West End garden, which won a gold medal at the Chelsea flower show last month, has been transplanted into the busy retail heart of the capital. Situated on Old Quebec Street at the Marble Arch end of … Continue reading The Wild West End Garden: Improving air quality in London’s busy shopping district

Create a bee-friendly garden

Gardens play an important role in the conservation of bees, offering some of the most important habitats for the bee population to survive and thrive. If you have a garden, there are are a number of ways that you can support bees including planting bee-friendly plants, avoiding pesticides and creating a bee hotel. The below video gives five top tips to help you create a … Continue reading Create a bee-friendly garden

Indie Ecology: Former chef turns food waste farmer, helping London restaurants to be more eco-friendly

Indie Ecology is helping the restaurant industry to be more eco-friendly, using a natural and pesticide-free process to produce compost. The food waste farming initiative offers London’s top chefs the opportunity to work with the latest soil technologies and eco-tech solutions to deliver what their kitchens need, and their own fully-managed food chain that they control from seed to plate. Indie Ecology was set up … Continue reading Indie Ecology: Former chef turns food waste farmer, helping London restaurants to be more eco-friendly

Climate Victory Gardens: Green America urge people to grow gardens to combat climate change

Green America is urging people in the US to use their gardens as a force for change, to combat climate change, by planting “Climate Victory Gardens”. Victory Gardens were originally planted during World War I and II in the US, as part of the nation’s efforts to feed their communities at home and support troops overseas. By 1944, nearly 20 million victory gardens produced 8 million tons … Continue reading Climate Victory Gardens: Green America urge people to grow gardens to combat climate change

Garden aboard a barge, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden, opens for Chelsea Fringe

The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden – a floating oasis of wildflowers and grasses housed on a barge in London’s Maida Vale – will be open to visitors until 27 May. The Floating Meadow is decked with a lively and vivacious display of seasonal plants. Built with an elegant frameless structure, the installation offers a perfect opportunity to observe the Chelsea Fringe festival of flowers, gardens and gardening along … Continue reading Garden aboard a barge, The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden, opens for Chelsea Fringe

How to prepare Soil for a Vegetable Garden — ecogreenlove

The greatest factor that will affect the overall outcome of your gardening is the quality and condition of your soil. Every gardener knows that the foundation of great produce all boils down to a well-tended and prepared soil. From the use of fertilizers, a tiller or cultivator, adding compost, and determining the most feasible gardening bed option, all of these would add up to create … Continue reading How to prepare Soil for a Vegetable Garden — ecogreenlove