By Andrew Shaw
The Boughton House gardens in Northamptonshire are spread over 100 acres of landscape and contain more than a mile of canals.
Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, and his son John are credited with designing much of gardens, and a huge project of restoration by their present day descendants, the Dukes of Buccleuch, has been underway for…
Historic move for New Covent Garden’s Flower Market after 43 years
On Monday 3rd April, the Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market – the UK’s biggest, specialist flower and plant hall – is headed for a new home. Remaining in Nine Elms, in the heart of London, it will relocate half a mile down Nine Elms Lane from its…
The autumn relaunch of the Earthworm Watch survey is aiming to inspire gardeners to record the biodiversity beneath their feet.
A national citizen science project being conducted by Earthwatch Institute and the Natural History Museum in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain, it has involved gardeners, families and schoolchildren in recording soil properties and undertaking worm counts in urban…
Gardeners are being asked to sign up to Earthworm Watch
Gardeners are being asked to sign up to Earthworm Watch, a citizen science survey organised by Earthwatch, the Natural History Museum and the Earthworm Society of Britain. It’s well known that earthworms increase soil fertility and carbon storage by mixing in dead plant material. However, data about earthworms is severely…
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