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 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 take a look at the delightful hollyhock (Alcea rosea), a great plant for both humans and wildlife.
This week we are taking a look at one of my personal favourites - Heuchera!
This week we take a look at the first tree in our 'plant of the week' blog - Hawthorn. Read this week's post to discover why this plant is so invaluable to humans and wildlife.
This week we look at Echinops. A plant with lovely striking flowers which provide an abundance of nectar and pollen for our pollinator friends.
Pruning trees can be a complex art form, with each species of tree requiring different techniques, methods, environmental conditions and times of the year. Today we will be looking at when to prune stone fruit trees such as cherry trees, along with some problems which can occur as a result of pruning at the wrong time of … Continue reading Pruning your stone fruit trees, how, why and when.