Category Archives: research

Landscape Launch of the UK Native Seed Hub at Wakehurst Place, RBG Kew

The Grasslands Trust (TGT) – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks (WMNN) are delighted to be a part of this week’s celebratory opening of the main production beds of the UK Native Seed Hub.  Set in beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding … 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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Where the rain went and what it could mean

A recent scientific paper (reported here on eurekalert) publishes research suggesting a link between decreasing Arctic sea ice and increased snow in the northern hemishphere. More snow in Europe generally means less rain in the south and east of the … Continue reading

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Farm “weeds” have crucial role in sustainable agriculture

From CEH News Plants often regarded as common weeds such as thistles, buttercups and clover could be critical for safeguarding fragile food webs on UK farms, according to new research published in Science this week. The scientists looked at multiple … Continue reading

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