Trees can talk, we just can’t hear it – Project Earth

Trees are not solitary plants, instead they are part of a vast and complex network, which is capable of sharing nutrients, water and warning surrounding trees about dangers such as damaging insects or changes in atmospheric conditions. This fun little video is a great demonstration of the interconnected nature of trees, and how they actually … Continue reading Trees can talk, we just can’t hear it – Project Earth

Slugs and snails, enemy of the gardener? Or vital member of the Ecosystem?

Slugs! Every year we hear about gardeners waging war with slugs complaining about losingĀ half their garden to the slimy "pests". But when was the last time you walked around a forest to find it destroyed by slugs or any other pest? So maybe we need to rethink our eternal struggle to control pests such as … Continue reading Slugs and snails, enemy of the gardener? Or vital member of the Ecosystem?

Are bees in for a drastic decline in 2017?

Worldwide there are around 20,000 different species of bee, most of which are solitary bees, 9 species of honey bee and around 250 species of bumblebee. We have around 270 of those speciesĀ native to the UK! Sadly all those wonderful species of bee are in for a drastic decline in numbers in 2017 due to … Continue reading Are bees in for a drastic decline in 2017?