With the recent announcement from the UK government to deliver 14 new “garden villages” built outside existing settlements, it made me question how green are these villages actually going to be? It reminded me of an article I read in the CIEEM Bulletin, InPractice magazine from June 2016, discussing the case for high-density housing vs … Continue reading How Green is your Garden Village?
The RSPB are running an incredible campaign to encourage people to ‘give nature a home’. Whether it’s in your own back garden, or your entire neighbourhood. With the launch of inspiring TV adverts, the RSPB are offering a free information pack jammed with 20 ways to make your garden more wildlife-friendly, with advice and tips on … Continue reading Give Nature a Home – RSPB Campaign
In the UK alone we have lost up to 97% of our native wildflower meadows since the 1930's. Bees, in particular, have been hit hard with this loss, whilst also being put under attack by pesticides, monoculture and intensive farming, including the loss of hedgerows as vital wildlife corridors. You'll be surprised by how many crop plants … Continue reading Create a wildflower meadow in your garden