Plant of the Week ~ Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel)

This week we are taking a look at the delightful Rumex acetosa (Sorrel). Easily mistaken and mistreated as a weed due to its resemblance to dock plants (which are valuable plants in their own right), sorrel is a plant you definitely want to make the most of in your garden. 

Plant of the week ~ Salix (Willow)

This week we are taking a look at one of my favourite trees ~ Salix (Willow). Blossoming in spring, willow is a great plant both aesthetically, for human use and as part of a wildlife garden.

Plant of the Week ~ Symphytum officinale (Comfrey)

It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at the wonderful Symphytum officinale (Comfrey). This herbaceous perennial can grow up to 1.2 metres in height and flowers from late spring to early summer. Great for wildlife and human use, comfrey is definitely a plant you should consider growing. Let's find out why.

Plant of the Week ~ Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

Producing it's pretty blue blooms from late spring to early autumn, chicory is a lovely addition to the garden, whether it be for the visual appeal, its benefits on the soil or the nourishment it provides both humans and insects. Let's take a closer look at this delightful plant.

Plant of the Week ~ Sambucus nigra (Elder)

It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at the wonderful Sambucus nigra (Elder).  Growing to a maximum of 15 metres tall, elder grows as a small deciduous tree or shrub and is one of our delightful natives.

August/September at Wildlife & Eco Gardens – talks, events and stalls!

August has already been a busy month for us at Wildlife & Eco gardens, attending numerous events such as the Northern Green Gathering (You can read more about the talk we gave, or watch the full talk on our blog post "Day out at Northern green gathering"). We have more events coming up in September … Continue reading August/September at Wildlife & Eco Gardens – talks, events and stalls!

Day out at Northern green gathering

On a rather windy day with sporadic rain we set out into the Derby countryside looking for Bradley Nook farm, the home of Jay, a delightfully friendly farmer who was recently in the news and on Country file for rescuing his herd of "beef" cows by giving them away to Hillside animal sanctuary. This year … Continue reading Day out at Northern green gathering