Category Archives: Deborah Alexander

Red hemp-nettle

In my last blog I talked about the plethora of enquiries we had received about creating  wildflower meadows in gardens.   Although this is the most common enquiry, we receive all sorts of other requests for advice.  Some we can help … Continue reading

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Gardening for Bugs

With the current surge in interest in wildflower gardens, I was interested to read about a research project in the latest edition of  RHS magazine The Garden called “Plants for Bugs”.   The study is comparing the value of native and … Continue reading

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Creating a wildflower garden

We’ve been inundated with requests for advice over the past few weeks receiving about 8 times as many as we did this time last year! I suspect watching the recent series by Sarah Raven entitled “Bees, Butterflies and Blooms” was what galvanised many … Continue reading

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Journey to the Hebrides by Deborah Alexander

Earlier this year I took a break from my role as Conservation Assistant at The Grasslands Trust and headed back to the Isle of Coll  in the Inner Hebrides, where I used to live.   The winds and tides did their best … Continue reading

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