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Brining nature to life
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This week we have a pretty but prickly plant in the spotlight - Berberis (barberry)!

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Trees are not solitary plants, instead they are part of a vast and complex network, which is capable of sharing nutrients, water and warning surrounding trees about dangers such as damaging insects or changes in atmospheric conditions. This fun little…

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It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are looking at the herb Melissa officinalis (lemon balm).

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This week we are taking a look at another tree great for both humans and wildlife - Corylus avellana, commonly known as Hazel.

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Slugs! Every year we hear about gardeners waging war with slugs complaining about losing half their garden to the slimy “pests”. But when was the last time you walked around a forest to find it destroyed by slugs or any other pest? So maybe we need to…

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We were at Sneinton's June vegan market, giving out gardening advice and promoting wildlife in your garden!
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This week we take a look at the delightful hollyhock (Alcea rosea), a great plant for both humans and wildlife.

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Did a fabulous job on our garden, rebuilding our raised beds with reclaimed pallet wood and organising us a new composting setup. Will definitely be back in touch for advice on taking our fruit and vegetable gardening to the next stage. Thanks for all the help and advice. (Sarah Feirn - 01 June 2017)
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Worldwide there are around 20,000 different species of bee, most of which are solitary bees, 9 species of honey bee and around 250 species of bumblebee. We have around 270 of those species native to the UK! Sadly all those wonderful species of bee are in…
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