How To Turn Your Rented House Into An Urban Jungle

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Your proximity to nature has been proven to make everything better – from increased general wellbeing to physical health and long life expectancy. N...

10 Gifts For The Plant Lover Who Can't Keep Plants Alive

Katty Patterson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katty Patterson

I've come up with a few solutions as to how to  introduce the illusion of life into a hostile environment like my own.  So whether you use this as a hint list for your nearest and dearest or a guide for your mates, I hope it serves you well.  Kicking things off with the number one gift for a Jungalow Wannabe with Grim Reaper fingers.

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

18 Instagram Accounts Giving Us Green-Fingered Goals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gardening has been touted as ‘the new food’ on Instagram - but with more than 10 million results alone for #plants and four million for #gardening...

Going Green - Five Office Design Trends To Watch This Year

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Kenneth Freeman

Research has shown that UK office workers' productivity is so poor that we only spend three days out of five actually working. So why aren't businesses investing in more inspiring workplaces to motivate their workers?

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.

Finding Inspiration To Help Bring "Hygge" Into Our Offices

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kenneth Freeman

The Danish philosophy of 'hygge' (pronounced 'HUE-gah') is a state of mind that embraces 'cosiness' and comfort. The rise in Scandinavian restaurants, cafes and bars across the UK is helping to export hygge and whilst many may not have heard of the term yet, they will almost certainly be getting the sense of it.

8 Green Fingered Things You Can Do In London

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Living in the urban jungle often means the only green spaces around us are parks (you can forget having a garden in a London flat). But in the heat of...

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.

How To Keep A Real Christmas Tree Fresh

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The time has come. You're finally adult enough to buy a real Christmas tree. But how do you keep it looking fresh? (Especially when you struggled ...

Beat the 'Afternoon Slump'

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenneth Freeman

Anyone who has worked in an office is very likely to have experienced that unwanted lull in the afternoon, where your eyes start to close slightly, em...

Greening Grey Britain

Sue Biggs | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Biggs

At the RHS we believe a balance can be struck between the needs of motorists to pave and park, and the benefits front gardens bring, that's why we're providing advice, guidance and tips on the plants and paving that can be used in conjunction with the needs of motorists.

Five Deadliest Plants on Earth

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK

Many plants, trees and flowers on Earth are harmless and beautiful. But there are a few poisonous and deadly plants that can lead to sickness and worse, death. Many of the plants are alluring and the victims are unfortunately usually animals or children. We've created a list for 5 of the deadliest plants on Earth...

How to Choose the Right Hedge for an Urban Garden

Gareth James | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth James

Hedges are an attractive addition to an urban garden, providing privacy, shelter and an environmentally-friendly home for local wildlife. But what happens when a hedge outgrows its welcome?

Don't Hedge Your Bets: Plant Now for Summer

Gareth James | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth James

Hedges aren't just wildlife-friendly, they're the cement that holds a garden together, that define areas, boundaries and spaces. They're the foundation onto which everything else - flowers, bushes and shrubs - are built.

How To Pick The Right Office Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your desk looks as dreary as the current weather, it might be time to invest in a potted plant. A new study of European offices has found that p...

The 'Green' Versus 'Lean' Debate

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Kenneth Freeman

In the last few years, we have seen a growing trend towards minimal decoration and David Cameron's 'less is more' focus, enforced particularly during ...

Can Plants Really Increase Productivity At Work?

Eureka / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re currently sat at your desk feeling less than inspired by your dingy office surroundings then don’t worry – you’re not alone. Tha...

Celebrating Our Nation's Favourite Sporting Personalities With Plants

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Kenneth Freeman

With a number of sporting events taking place in the UK this summer, Ambius wanted to celebrate some of the top British athletes involved - in our own unique way... The 'plant art' was designed by students and teachers at the academy and have been made entirely out of natural plants and flowers.

How Plants Can Reduce Noise Levels Indoors

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Kenneth Freeman

Plants absorb, diffract and reflect sound. The balance varies with the frequency at which the sound is generated and the room's physical properties.

Plant Village Is Reclaiming Control of Our Crops

Tom Ward | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Plant Village is a unique social media site, enabling agriculturalists to easily and freely share information on crop disease in real time. With monthly page views of almost 170,000 unique visitors from 190 countries, Plant Village might just revolutionise the way we produce crops and the way we think about our food.

Green friends: The Secret of a Happy Garden

Deborah Klaassen | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Klaassen

There is a whole range of friendships beyond those between flowers and local insects; planting vegetables, flowers and herbs near each other can either result in difficult relationships or great friendships. The good news is that you don't have to be a tree-whisperer to bring friendship to your garden; you just have to understand its roots.

Scientists Revive 400-Year-Old Moss

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have managed to bring a 400-year-old plant back to life. Before you get carried away thinking it's another step closer to the ill-advise...

Strawberries May Protect Women From Heart Attacks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Strawberries may be synonymous with summer, but eaten all year round they can prevent heart attacks, a study suggests. Scientists found that three ...

Review of 'Carol Klein's Favourite Plants'

V.C. Linde | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This book is an unusual mix of gardening guide, coffee table book and involving read. Although still helpful for a beginner gardener it isn't designed as a how-to but does teach you about how to plant out a varied and interesting garden whether a new gardener or an old hand.