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

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

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