Monthly Archives: February 2017

Don’t clear gardens too soon

An excellent gardening blog “The Secret Gardener”, 9th Feb 17,  on the Butterfly Conservation site, making a plea not to cut back stems and seedheads of perennials too soon so as not to disturb hibernating insects. http://butterfly-conservation.org/3114/blog.html  

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Pesticide restrictions must be extended to wheat – new FoE report

Current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides must be extended to wheat to protect bees and other wildlife, Friends of the Earth warns today (Thursday 5 January 2017) in a new report published at the Oxford Real Farming Conference. https://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/bees-pesticide-restrictionss-must-be-extended-wheat-new-friends-earth-report https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/farming-wheat-without-neonicotinoids-102577.pdfContinue reading

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