Native Plants and Balconies

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Planning a garden on a balcony is often a challenging prospect, but using native plants can both help, and cause further frustration. Balconies are a very different environment from the...

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Foragings:: The latest news, resources, designs and more

News Bringing natural life into buildings:: Eco-architect Dr Ken Yeang's attempts to introduce more nature into architecture are highlighted in this article. “Many buildings have been ‘de-natured’. Human beings have simplified and fragmented nature.” Loft ambitions: why green roofs are the future...

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House Hunting

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. My family recently started house hunting. We’ve been apartment dwellers for years, but the situation is right for us to purchase a home since, among other reasons, we’re planning on staying...

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The Thrill of Seeds

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. I confess, I’ve never been very good with plants. This despite having a fair grasp on their workings; having taken horticulture and plant classes while getting my Landscape Architecture degree. I...

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Friday Film:: How best to create a wildlife-friendly garden?

There are over 3 million gardens in Greater London which offer an 'untapped potential' to make the city more resilient to climate change and better for wildlife, according to the London Wildlife Trust. How do we begin to exploit this...

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Summer Wildlife on the Balcony Habitat

This past summer produced a large number of wildlife species on my city balcony. I've briefly written about my balcony in the past, but this year I had more plants, the older ones were more established and I surveyed...

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