Monthly Archives: November 2017

Homebase will stop using neonicotinoids

Garden centre and retail giant Homebase has announced it will stop using bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids. Homebase has agreed to stop using these chemicals on garden plants. And it will clear its shelves of garden products containing neonicotinoids by the … Continue reading

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B & Q will stop using neonicotinoid pesticides

Some good news in the latest Autumn edition of Butterfly.  B & Q have agreed to stop using neonicotinoid pesticides on their flowering plant range from Feb 2018. They have taken note of research showing that neonicotinoids are harming bees … Continue reading

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The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

http://www.monbiot.com/2017/10/23/insectageddon/ By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th October 2017 Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of … Continue reading

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National Botanic Garden of Wales research has revealed which plants bees choose for their pollen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-39003201 Scientists investigated the species honey bees liked most during spring as part of efforts to protect the bees’ environment and better understand their habits. Peonies, wallflowers, roses, and hyacinth are among the top 10 favourite garden plants. Favoured wild … Continue reading

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