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Colt's-foot

The Concrete Jungle: Plants of Waste Ground and Wayside

This content contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org. When you buy through these links, I may earn an affiliate commission. Anyone who follows this blog regularly will know that I love to champion the wildlife found in unexpected or overlooked places. This might be in graveyards, on walls or in places previously subject to human development […]

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Common Ivy

Inimitable Ivy

As an evergreen plant, it is possible to see ivy throughout the year here in the UK. However, autumn is when it really starts to come into its own. Its late blooming flowers provide a host of invertebrates with food, and it offers a cosy shelter for bats, birds and insects. Despite this importance to

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Flow country

Bog Plants: Our Peatland Specialists

This content contains affiliate links to Bookshop.org. When you buy through these links, I may earn an affiliate commission. Long regarded as unproductive and inhospitable, the UK’s peat bogs have suffered centuries of drainage, afforestation, burning, overgrazing and peat harvesting. More recently, though, we have begun to realise just how important they are as carbon

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