Create your own Backyard Getaway [Visual] — ecogreenlove

The stress we’re facing these days is at an all-time high. A health crisis is gripping the country and the world, and we want nothing more than to get away from it all. The problem is, getaways are out of the question for now. It’s never too late to create an oasis right there in your backyard. If you’re interested in creating a backyard getaway … Continue reading Create your own Backyard Getaway [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Cambridge University Botanic Garden hosts Festival of Plants online

Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s annual plant festival takes place online this week. The three-day virtual tour, which started on 26 May and ends today, centres around three key themes – Plant Science, Horticulture and Conservation, with features talks, tours and events made available daily. Videos, activities and tours from the festival can be viewed online, and will be available to view to anyone who missed … Continue reading Cambridge University Botanic Garden hosts Festival of Plants online

Grow Your Own Herbs: Getting Started with Seed Germination and Herb Starters

Are you looking to grow your own herb garden? There are three ways you can do this – from seed, planting a cutting or replanting a potted herb plant. Planting from seeds can be a long process as most herbs take some time to mature from seeds. That said it also rewarding watching the seeds grow into a seedling, as you nurture it. Growing from … Continue reading Grow Your Own Herbs: Getting Started with Seed Germination and Herb Starters

No Mow May: Plantlife survey reveals how to get ten times more bees on your lockdown lawn

Simple changes in mowing Britain’s lawns can result in enough nectar for ten times more bees and other pollinators, a new Plantlife survey has found. All lawn flowers in Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey – undertaken by citizen scientists across the UK who took part in last year’s #NoMowMay which urged them to “leave their mower in the shed and let the flowers grow” – combined … Continue reading No Mow May: Plantlife survey reveals how to get ten times more bees on your lockdown lawn

National Garden Scheme launches Gardens and Health Week with new virtual garden visits

The National Garden Scheme has launched Gardens and Health Week championing and demonstrating the benefits of gardens to everyone’s health and wellbeing. A series of Virtual Garden Visits relating specifically to Gardens and Health are now available to view on the National Garden Scheme’s website as part of Gardens and Health Week. Some have been filmed in hospital or other health-related settings, and there are … Continue reading National Garden Scheme launches Gardens and Health Week with new virtual garden visits

Shell on Earth: Food industry by-product whelk shells recycled for use in gardens and landscaping

If you are looking to add a little something to the soil of your house plants or outdoor plants to help with drainage in your house plants or outdoor plants, to help with drainage, check out Shell on Earth’s whelk shells, a by-product from the food industry. The West Wales-based family run business takes the crushed whelk shells generated at its seafood processing factory and … Continue reading Shell on Earth: Food industry by-product whelk shells recycled for use in gardens and landscaping

Marie Antoinette’s private garden at Versailles is being restored to its natural glory

Marie Antoinette’s more natural private garden at the Palace of Versailles is set to be restored to its former glory, as part a $2 million, multiyear restoration project. The garden, located just to the west of the Orangerie, was originally a labyrinth installed by Louis XIV in the mid-17th century, but by the time Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, resided at Versailles in … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s private garden at Versailles is being restored to its natural glory