Don’t over trim your holly bush




It’s an age-old tradition – using fresh holly branches to adorn your table and give your home a festive look – but conservationists are warning that … [Read more...]




Project hopes to protect sand loving plants




Holidaymakers enjoying the beaches and sand dunes around UK coastline this summer may be unaware of the spectacular wild flowers and other plants that … [Read more...]




Highest orchid numbers for 25 years




A recent butterfly-orchid survey in Wales has revealed double the number of rare plants compared to last year and the highest number for 25 … [Read more...]




Bluebell season ‘early’ in Scotland




Four of the Scotland’s biggest environmental charities have joined together to predict that this year's earlier than usual bluebell season will peak … [Read more...]




Money trees




Money really does grow on trees in Cumbria - just ask any visitor to the woods surrounding Aira Force in the Lake District. The money tree, or … [Read more...]




Farndale daffodil bus returns




Spring has finally arrived and the Farndale daffodil bus is returning to the North York Moors National Park. Farndale’s wild daffodils look set … [Read more...]




Female Hazel Flower




We are all familiar with the male catkins of the Hazel but be on the lookout for the less obvious bright pink female flower. Catkins are the … [Read more...]




Snowdrop, crocus and daffodil – signs of spring




Following the dark nights and the freezing conditions of the UK winter, the first signs of spring are starting to appear in our hedgerows and … [Read more...]




Gorse smells of coconut




The ever present bright yellow flowers of Gorse may seem fairly insignificant but the smell can whisk you away to a tropical paradise. Gorse ( … [Read more...]




First signs of Spring in Cumbria




Looking out into the garden this afternoon we can see the first signs of spring. After all the cold icy weather the first shoots and flowers are … [Read more...]