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Plant preschool – Granton Hub wildflower nursery

Granton Hub wildflower nursery is a fantastic addition to the community. It’s a great place to meet other gardeners, buy plants, or even just a different place to relax and catch up with friends. If you haven’t visited it yet, I encourage you to go out and see it for yourself. Here’s a little information

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The magic of autumn

Summer has ended and we’re well into autumn now. It’s easy for us to feel downhearted and get caught up in reminiscing about holiday fun and all of the bountiful harvests. Personally, I feel slightly nostalgic about the disappearing flowers and insects, especially the butterflies and ladybugs. However, there’s actually some really nice things that

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My first month – learning about pollinators

I’m a new member of the Living Landscape team, thanks to Community Job Scotland, and have been doing research on pollinators in Edinburgh in support of a project called The Pollinator Pledge. I discovered some really interesting and surprising things and would like to share them with you here. Being a bit of a bug-ophobe

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Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge featured on Humans of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Living Landscape has teamed up with Humans of Edinburgh to help promote our Pollinator Pledge. The popular Facebook page is featuring a number of people and groups who have taken simple steps to improve the lives of the city’s insects, including creating new wildflower meadows, bug hotels and other pollinator-friendly measures. We want to

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Granton Hub wildflower nursery

A wildflower nursery is being established at the Granton Hub  on an area of derelict vacant land being transformed into a community garden with local volunteers. The Granton Hub is a vibrant community group working with Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to create a supply of native Scottish wildflowers. These plants are brilliant for pollinators and will

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Wool Carder Bee at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

The wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) is one of the most distinctive solitary bees that lives in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. During July and August, the Demonstration Garden and the Rock Garden are the best places to look for these lively territorial solitary bees. This bee is worth looking out for as it is

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Potting for Pollinators

Here’s a great video we’ve found by Butterfly Conservation with ambassador Kate Badbury on how to pot plants for pollinators.      

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Urban pollinator study could benefit Edinburgh

  The Trust is commending research which could help Scotland’s capital become a safe haven for pollinators. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with the University of Cardiff studied pollinating insects at urban, farmland and nature reserve sites in 12 UK towns and cities including Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh. It

Edinburgh Living Landscape
Edinburgh Living Landscape3 days ago

The Shoreline Project getting great coverage in the media - more details about the plans for this project here

Edinburgh Living Landscape
Edinburgh Living Landscape2 weeks ago

Keep Edinburgh Buzzing ! Free online course
This is a short course on the importance of our pollinators and how you can help - whether you are in Edinburgh or anywhere else there is something for you! This course is completely free to use...

Living Edinburgh4 months ago

Christmas is all about sharing and giving. Why not show a little love to your garden birds by making these cute garden feeders? https://t.co/jFPaEwyaA5 https://t.co/0KprmMXgUb

Living Edinburgh4 months ago

RT @TheBotanics: Another wonderful week of #ChristmasAtTheBotanics is about to start tonight. Tickets are still available at https://t.co/…