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Biodiversity Buzz - Things to look for in May

Biodiversity Buzz - Things to look for in May | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Biodiversity Buzz - our monthly infographic of natural wonders to look out for. May's edition includes cuckoos, bluebells and the appropriately named mayfly.
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Natural wonders to look for in your local park in May
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Plants are our lifeline – but we’re letting them die | Michael McCarthy

Plants are our lifeline – but we’re letting them die | Michael McCarthy | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Human existence is utterly dependent on wild plant species we’ve shamefully neglected. Now Kew has become a global voice for plants
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21 steps to an amazing garden for beginners

21 steps to an amazing garden for beginners | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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Eric Larson's curator insight, May 9, 2016 5:48 AM
Starting your new garden?
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As the planet warms, how do we decide when a plant is native?

As the planet warms, how do we decide when a plant is native? | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: The fate of a tree planted at poet Emily Dickinson’s home raises questions about whether gardeners can - or should - play a role in helping plant species migrate
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Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime

Another Reason to Love Urban Green Space: It Fights Crime | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
A new body of evidence suggests that adding greenery in vacant or gray settings reduces criminal activity nearby.
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Can London really become the world’s first National Park City?

Can London really become the world’s first National Park City? | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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Gardeners: ditch the camellias, embrace the natives. They're beautiful, and ours | Gay Alcorn

Gardeners: ditch the camellias, embrace the natives. They're beautiful, and ours | Gay Alcorn | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
It’s puzzling why we Australians are not more passionate, proud, curious, even evangelical about our native plants, all 24,000 species of them
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Climate change gardening – building resilience from the ground up

Climate change gardening – building resilience from the ground up | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Kim Stoddart is on a mission to protect her garden against future weather extremes. This month she delves into the benefits of no-dig gardening.
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Work with nature to protect cash-strapped UK parks, charity urges

Work with nature to protect cash-strapped UK parks, charity urges | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Rethinking Parks project run by Nesta offers suggestions such as changing flowers from annuals to perennials to cut costs
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Reimagining park life: how Britain’s green spaces are scrambling for cash

Reimagining park life: how Britain’s green spaces are scrambling for cash | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring in private money without turning parks into grassy high streets?
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 23, 2016 12:41 PM

Charge for going to a green space??? Good idea?

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Inside the 17th century Versailles vegetable garden

Inside the 17th century Versailles vegetable garden | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 23, 2016 12:41 PM

Versailles and vegetables?

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The benefits of long-term garden design

The benefits of long-term garden design | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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In defence of wasps: why squashing them comes with a sting in the tale

In defence of wasps: why squashing them comes with a sting in the tale | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
They are one of the most unwelcome signs of summer. Buzzing through beer gardens, attacking innocent picnics, wasps arrive ominously with a sting in their tails. Universally disliked, they are swatted, trapped and cursed. But would a wasp-free world really be a better place?
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Plants may form memories using mad cow disease proteins

Plants may form memories using mad cow disease proteins | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Prion proteins are infamous for their role in mad cow disease, but they also help yeasts form memories. They have now been discovered in plants
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Woodman, spare that tree

Woodman, spare that tree | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Kendal, Cumbria It’s illegal to fell a tree containing active nests, but the responsibility for surveying lies with the owner or the tree surgeon
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Everything you need to know about growing annuals

Everything you need to know about growing annuals | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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How to grow kale to eat

How to grow kale to eat | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
I have been growing cavolo nero (black kale) at Padstow Kitchen Garden for eight years and have noticed a huge increase in demand from the restaurants and shops I supply.
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Organic gardening: What to do when slugs attack

Organic gardening: What to do when slugs attack | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it

I’m in the middle of writing an eco-themed book about my home, Spring Cottage. Currently I’m wrestling with slugs, in the literary sense.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 25, 2016 3:50 PM

Slugs in the garden.

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Top 12 wildflowers for spring

Top 12 wildflowers for spring | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 23, 2016 12:40 PM

Beautiful wild flowers.

Small Garden Ideas's curator insight, February 23, 2016 9:28 PM
Great collection of really unknown flowers
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It's time to power down our greenhouses

It's time to power down our greenhouses | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
Amid growing climate chaos, can we really afford to keep powering up our propagators and greenhouse heaters, asks John Walker
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Capability Brown 2016: cedar replanting gets underway at Croome

Capability Brown 2016: cedar replanting gets underway at Croome | Horticulture, parks and gardens | Scoop.it
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