This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months

Farmers are not allowed to cut hedges between 1 March and 31 August to protect the habitat of nesting birds. The same guidance should be applied to public parks in our cities, yet all too often it is ignored. Using machinery such as hedge trimmers and leaf blowers can disrupt the habitat, disturbing nests. Birds … Continue reading This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months

Snowdrops, daffodils and a new hawthorn tree in Crabtree Fields

Spring is on its way in Fitzrovia's open spaces. The Friends planted a number of different woodland-floor flowers last year and the first of those are blooming now. Snowdrops have been out for a couple of weeks and daffodils are starting to bloom. Expect to see more surprises popping up later this spring. Camden Council … Continue reading Snowdrops, daffodils and a new hawthorn tree in Crabtree Fields

Those wildflowers that didn’t die in June’s drought are now starting to bloom. But please don’t pick them

Pictured is the second of our corncockle flowers to bloom as part of our Grow Wild project supported by Kew Gardens. The first to bloom was on Friday morning and was promptly stolen by the afternoon. A shame because around 90 percent of the wildflowers we planted died in early June due to the dry … Continue reading Those wildflowers that didn’t die in June’s drought are now starting to bloom. But please don’t pick them

Some colour and some scented wildlife-friendly additions to Whitfield Gardens

Our Saturday morning gardening club has been busy over the last two Saturdays cleaning and planting in Whitfield Gardens. Our main aim has been to plant native shrubs and wildflowers but we've also added a few cheap and cheerful plants to give the gardens a bit of instant colour. We've added ten different types of … Continue reading Some colour and some scented wildlife-friendly additions to Whitfield Gardens