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Perennial Crops

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

Reducing Pesticides

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


Index of Articles

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 ...

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 ...

Council Tower Block on Limehouse Triangle

Tower Hamlets council has breached its own planning rules to get rid of a biodiversity green space and ...

Cranbrook Community Food Garden

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

Forest Man

The man who can save an island ...

Garden Bridge should be scrapped

Three months ago, the Garden Bridge Trust admitted its future was in doubt after publishing accounts which showed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Letter to Mayor John Biggs & Reply

A letter was sent to John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, from the East London Garden Society, regarding the amount spent on ...

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 ...

Parks and Green Spaces

A landmark meeting has been held in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to inaugurate a Parks and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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