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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 ...

Please Help Save Our Parks

Hackney Council has applied to build on Shoreditch Park. Worryingly, the justification is that the tennis courts they propose building on ...

Children’s Bee Learning Centre

Please support this campaign to launch a children’s bee learning centre.


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Ban Glyphosate Based Herbicides

A petition to ban the use of Glyphosate Based Herbicides in the Borough of Tower Hamlets is now active, so please add your support.

Bethnal Green Gardens Area

See the latest news about work to commence on the gardens.

Please help save Bethnal Green Gardens by signing this Petition. 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 ...

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 ...

EU to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides

The most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months to protect both wild and honeybees that are vital to ...

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 ...

Grant from The Greener City Fund

Friends of Meath Gardens have obtained a grant from the Mayor’s Greener City Fund that ...

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 Re‐use Old Compost

Traditional gardening books often tell you to replace the compost or soil in your pots each year, but ...

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 ...

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 ...

Make London a National Park City

The matter of London becoming a National Park is being addressed yet again. Under the present rules, London is ...

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 ...

New Park in East London

A new park has been opened as the centrepiece of a £250m ‘village regeneration’ housing scheme in ...

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 ...

Our Life is Threatened by Air Pollution

Other major world cities have a committment to ban diesel engines. London should do the same. All life is threatened by air pollution ...

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 ...

What if London was a National Park City

It’s a fascinating concept and a wonderful notion to make London a National Park since it would have a ...

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 ...

World’s First Vertical Rain Garden

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

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