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Ban Glyphosate in East London

The East London Garden Society is running another petition to ban the use of Glyphosate within the area. Currently ...

The Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree

The oldest tree in London, The Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree, is soon to be no more. Tower Hamlets Council plan to ...

Millwall Park Viaduct

What would you do with the abandoned Millwall Park Viaduct?

Cambridge Heath Community Garden

A group of residents has transformed the derelict and litter-strewn land on Cambridge Crescent and Clare Street into a ...

Plant the High Street

An event that took place along Homerton High Street on 20 July 2019 in association with the National ...

Canal Club

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Index of Articles

Aminopyralid Contamination

Every day there are new cases of carefully nurtured crops maimed and wiped out by this dreadful chemical.

Battersea Roof Gardens

London’s highest vegetable patch, a herb garden and yoga lawn are among features expected to be included in the designs of a ...

Benefits of Growing Mustard

Technically, many popular Asian greens including Mizuna and Tatsoi are mustards but ...

Big Changes in Hackney

Hackney Council have made several major improvements to its parks and facilities ...

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Proposals for the development of The Bishopsgate Goodsyard and pressure for a Forest Garden ...

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)

Milan, a major city in Europe, is on the right road in dealing with what was one of the most polluted cities in the world ...

Britain’s Parks are at Risk

There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces ...

Calceolaria Uniflora

Along the craggy peaks of the Andes from Chile into Argentina and down into Patagonia grows a strange alpine plant known scientifically as ...

Composting

Regular composting, also known as “cold composting”, involves placing a variety of ...

Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Situated in E2, it is one of the best established community gardens in east London ...

Dicamba Herbicide Wreaks Havoc

The rapid emergence of glyphosate‐resistant super‐weeds has led to the development and use of even more toxic herbicides, including ...

What is a Food Forest?

Forests are ecosystems with a diversity of plants, animals, and fungi. They were designed by nature to provide a perfect ...

Forest Garden Plan

The Shoreditch Forest Garden has transformed into The Great Eastern Parks Route.

Forest Man

The man who can save an island ...

Garden of Edible Delights

Maddy Harland on growing an extraordinary range of food when a field of poor soil was ...

Gardening is Good

We had the premier of our film ‘Gardening is Good’ on ...

Gardens

What does the word ‘garden’ mean to you?. Let us all imagine our best garden image and ...

Good Sensory Garden

An east London garden and how it transforms ...

Homemade Herbicides

Kill the weeds without killing the Earth.

How to Harvest Oregano and Marjoram

Oregano, also called wild marjoram, is a well known culinary herb which is best known for its use in ...

How to Prune Tomatoes

Pruning tomatoes is an optional technique to keep plants tidy, manipulate fruit size and speed ripening.

Insects in the City

Can cities save our bees? Away from intensive agriculture and sheltered from the effects of ...

Invasion of the Species

If you are thinking of having a eucalyptus for ornamental reasons, beware. These trees cause ...

Kohlrabi: A Growing Guide

This mild cabbage like vegetable is great for salads and stir‐fry. Kohlrabi looks like a ...

Lawns as Polycultures

When we let our lawns grow wild, allowing dandelions, plantains and all other kinds of weeds to exist, we facilitate a polyculture. This has ...

Limehouse Triangle

We are always challenging what effect local authorities have on areas within their remit in respect of the climate.

London Flower Show

Gardening is the second largest hobby in the United Kingdom and has many benefits as noted by the medical profession. It also ...

London’s Loss of Trees

As the number of trees felled in London increases, one entrepreneur calls for vigilance and says technology can help map London’s ...

Losing Touch with the Natural World

Research suggests that British people are becoming increasingly detached from wildlife, the countryside and nature. Seven out of ten ...

Problems of Monocropping

In the 1940s, the Green Revolution changed agricultural practices. The beginning of the Revolution is often attributed to ...

Monsanto’s ’Roundup’ banned by France

After an arm of the UN’s World Health Organization identified the main ingredient in ...

My Gardens

Azezzun Zahraah has been using gardens at various boarded up houses in Woolmore Street. It was ...

Natural Weed Killer Recipes

Here are 17 tips for killing weed and grass by Joan Clark, Editor of Tipsbulletin, Hometipsworld Network.

New Rooftops Must Be Covered In Plants or Solar Panels

A new law passed by the French Parliament decrees that rooftops on new buildings constructed in ...

Perennial Crops

Perennial crops ensure that there are living roots in the soil 100% of the time. This prevents ...

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

When the summer flowers have faded and there are a few remnants still going it’s time to ...

Reducing Pesticides

All too often, pesticides are allowed onto the market before their impact is fully understood and harms to our ...

Safeguard Our Growing Spaces

With cities becoming more densely populated, fewer people are likely to have their own gardens in the future. Community gardens are ...

Saving Belmont Wharf

All too frequently we as residents are blighted by libraries and police stations closing and urban green spaces made over for ...

Sparrow Hedges

It’s always a pleasure to hear birdsong from the sparrow, which is now an endangered species. They are ...

Spitalfields City Farm Community Garden

There is a garden in the east end of London producing approximately 2,000 meals a month and ...

St Matthews Row Garden

Approximately ten years ago, The Easts London Garden Society began campaigning for the locked, derelict garden ...

Tomatoes

One of the most grown foods in a London garden are tomatoes. When home grown, they ...

Volunteer Gardeners Required

Cranbrook Community Food Garden needs local people to contribute their time on a regular basis and ...

Watering Roof Gardens

Water is the single most important thing in a garden and getting water to plants in a roof garden presents ...

Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife has become a mainstream issue for the public and gardeners since the best-selling book ...

Woodberry Wetlands Nature Reserve

Sir David Attenborough was the guest of honour at the opening of a new nature reserve next to the ...

Work with Mother Nature

A film that highlights the failure of our chemical dependent food and farming system which is degrading our soil and polluting water.

World’s First Vertical Rain Garden

A vertical garden, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, has been completed on ...

The Zoo Beneath Our Feet

The gardener has a long and touchy‐feely relationship with the soil. As every good cultivator knows, you assess the earth by ...

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