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Category Archives: wildflowers

Habitats – wildflower verges and buses

Habitats – wildflower verges and buses

Wildflower verges – we need more wildflower verges in London like those on Blackheath. As a result of posting images on twitter and Facebook, I have been inundated with tweets and messages. The tweets acknowledge the inherent beauty of these wildflower verges, and also say¬†they make commuting to work more enjoyable. Blanket mowing of roadside… Continue Reading

In Praise of Ragwort – a bumblebee fest

Ragwort – perhaps it’s name is partly responsible – is a much maligned plant. I was once contacted by a manager of a building asking whether he should remove the plant from a green roof. He was concerned that it might poison someone. Someone!!! Considering only a few people every visit the roof – this… Continue Reading