Category Archives: Bees

Growing your own Annual Wild-Flower Mini-Meadow Guide

Now the New Year is firmly (or should that be soggily?) bedded in, it’s high time time to start making plans for the garden. Looking forward to another year of mowing that pointless piece of lawn out front, or constantly … Continue reading

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Open Garden Squares: Alara Permaculture Forest Garden

Alara (yes them of the scrumptious organic breakfast cereals!) have transformed one of the more unlikely spaces around Kings Cross into a Forest Garden, growing surely some of the most exotic food in London. On an otherwise grim industrial park, … Continue reading

Posted in Bees, Food, Organic Techniques, Permaculture, Sustainability

Reducing water use and effort spent watering

It’s a while yet, but soon you’ll have a bunch of thirsty vegetable plants on the plot, requiring your attention and just the right amount of water! Actually, if you remember, last spring was exceptionally dry: it was the driest … Continue reading

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MP Calls for ban on neonicotinoids to aid bees

Bees are back in the news: during a debate in the house of commons today, MP Martin Caton called for neonicotinoids to be banned pending research into their effects on bees. Neonicotinoids are a group of relatively new, but extensively … Continue reading

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