From the sprouting of seeds to the blooming of flowers or the falling of leaves, many of us are in such a rush through life that we seldom stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes.
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This week we take a look at what many people may consider a weed, Plantago sp. (Plantain). Most 'weeds' have a use for humans and wildlife and play a key role in natures cycle. The word weed really just means an unwanted plant.
Over the spring and summer of 2017 we have had the chance to work with Eastwood's Priory voluntary academy, teaching and learning at the wonderful Eco club which is run by two members of very dedicated staff, Laura Evans and Katherine Mucha. This has been a wonderful experience for us, as it has allowed us … Continue reading Forging bonds with nature – Children’s Eco club summer forest walk
This week we take a look at the enchanting 'Lady of the Wood' ~ Betula pendula (Silver Birch)
This week we take a look at one of my all time favourite plants ~ Passiflora (Passionflower). This beautiful, evergreen vine climbs using tendrils to secure itself to other plants or supporting structures such as trellises, bamboo canes, and pergolas. With its' exquisite blooms opening from summer to early autumn, who wouldn't want to grow … Continue reading Plant of the week ~ Passiflora (Passionflower)
This week we have a pretty but prickly plant in the spotlight - Berberis (barberry)!
It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are looking at the herb Melissa officinalis (lemon balm).
This week we are taking a look at another tree great for both humans and wildlife - Corylus avellana, commonly known as Hazel.
This week we take a look at the delightful hollyhock (Alcea rosea), a great plant for both humans and wildlife.