Various Old Posts

Hedgehogs put a prick in HS2

Hedgehogs put a prick in HS2

It would appear hedgehogs are ungrateful beasts. Regent’s Park is a vast wilderness that must just be the perfect hedgehog home range.

London habitats 1 – green roofs

London habitats 1 – green roofs

Habitats for wildlife in London are varied. Would most Londoners think of green roofs in the capital as wild space? I suspect not. And I am pretty sure most Londoners would not be aware of their existence.

Bromeliads at Kew Gardens

Bromeliads at Kew Gardens

During the filming of the Rooftop Rainforest TV programme for Sky 1 we ended up in the Tropical Rainforest House at Kew Gardens. I was filmed talking with Lara Jewitt an orchid and bromeliad expert.

Reflections of being a Punk for a day

Reflections of being a Punk for a day

'The Barclays building in Canary Wharf has a green roof designed by former punk and urban ecologist Dusty Gedge of Livingroofs.org, who thinks it's...

Reflections of Anti-Sedum Fetishist

Reflections of Anti-Sedum Fetishist

Over the years I have  built up a reputation for being a little anti- sedum when it comes to green roofs. Most people don’t really get my attitude. I like sedums.

‘That’s one of yours’

‘That’s one of yours’

This has become a bit of favourite story of mine regarding the US. And I hope anyone reading this realises that it is written with a twist of...

Green roofs and strawbale

Green roofs and strawbale

Green roofs and strawbale buildings are a complete eco-friendly way to build. I know that Amazonails have done quite a few buildings like this and John Little and I are hoping to be running a workshop with them on this combined theme in November sometime.

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