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Video – People’s Republic of Brighton & Hove

I’m not quite sure why we were invited to join the hosts of local TV station community spot ‘The People’s Republic of Brighton & Hove’, but on a very hot day back in August and under even hotter lights, I … Continue reading

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Our ‘Grow Wild’ seed story

Growing wldflowers is not as easy as you think … when thistles, dock leaf and nettles decide to colonise your planting area. These are big brutish plants and while all of them have wildlife value, they’re not exactly er … … Continue reading

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Summertime 2018

It’s been an extraordinarily hot summer in Brighton with temperatures in June and July soaring to the high 20s and even over 30C. As I came down the New England Rd embankment steps today, a passer-by recognised the respite provided … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning and planting

We had a good work session yesterday despite unpredictable April weather: lots of rubbish clearance and quite a bit of planting and renewing of our ‘ornamental beds’ around the central seating area. The lavenders, rosemaries and Verbena bonariensis which we thought … Continue reading

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The fickle weather

We’ve postponed our Action Day for Sunday 4th March to Sunday 18th March 12-3pm Just as we were preparing to get active for the new growing season, snow, ice and bitingly cold wind hit the UK. On Thursday 1st March, … Continue reading

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“The North wind doth blow …”

… and we shall have snow/And what will poor robin do then?”: so goes the rhyme I remember from childhood. With a fierce North wind blowing today, it was bitterly cold up on Brighton Greenway. By this time in the year, we’ve lost … Continue reading

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Some late wildflowers

                    The growing year has been a bit unpredictable this year. We had a very dry and warm spring, probably too dry for some of our wildflower seeds. Then we had … Continue reading

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