Scabious – late summer green roof plant

Scabious may sound un attractive but they are a beautiful group of plants. Furthermore the species tend to flower late in the summer. Three species of Scabious We have three native ones here in the UK – Small, Field and Devil’s bit.  Small is the one for...

First and last green roof

The First and Last green roof in England is developing into a lovely coastal habitat. A few years ago I posted a blog about the roof at Sennen in Cornwall. I had used pictures from back in 2011 when I visited. The owner just happened to send me a few images of the...

Lets welcome nature back into the city – Gary Grant

Welcoming nature back into the city is urgently needed. This theme was central to Gary Grant, of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd, who provided a demonstration of this works in practice.Gary provide simulation of a sever storm on an industrial unit with and...

John Little – urban festival host talks joy of wicked people

The urban festival host John Little, amidst the wildflowers of his garden, talks loveliness. The festival idea was to bring a range of ‘important’ people and other ‘wicked’ people to a gathering in his garden. The purpose to make connections,...

Lets make brownfield gardens part of urban landscapes

The brownfield gardens at Hilldrop are a key element of the Festival of Urban Landscapes to be held in July.   The venue, of course, is the home of GRT. Designing landscapes for people and wildlife is key to John Little’s (co-author of the online guide)...

Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature and People

Gathering to celebrate resilient cities filled with nature. A great line-up of UK and international experts and activists including Ed Snodgrass, Dusty Gedge, Laura Gatti, Arit Anderson, Gary Grant, Sara Venn, Wendy Allen and John Little. We will be celebrating ways...

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