Do you hate the sight of a disused plot of land, or a vacant lot by the side of the road? Always wanted to try guerilla gardening, but scared of the public attention that comes with planting flowers by the pavement? Try seed bombing. It’s easy, cheap and exercises your throwing arm.
You can buy pre-made bombs, but where’s the fun in that? With a little bit of clay, compost, seeds and a sprinkling of water, you can make your own seed bombs. Chuck them into abandoned, unloved plots of land and make this city a little greener.
Check out our handy seed bomb primer here:
Read more for our six rules of responsible seed bombing…
Bees are in trouble. The number of bees in Britain is falling dramatically and three bumblebee species are already extinct.
Many factors are causing the declining population, from having less habitats, to climate change and even certain pesticides can harm bees. Many bee homes have been destroyed as development continues around the UK and bees are left nowhere to lay their eggs.
Tash and I are doing our bit to encourage bee activity and making our Eastend garden bee-friendly by making our own solitary bee home. We hope you follow in our steps and help the bee population.
Please see our video on how to make your own solitary bee home.
And here’s what went wrong…
By Krystena Petrakas and Natasha Wynarczyk
If you’re a flamboyant flower lover with limited space and funds, the asiatic lily delivers a whole lot of bang for your buck. These vivid flowers look both expensive and impressive, but in fact even the most horticulturally challenged can buy a cutting for a few quid and watch it flourish almost of its own accord.
In the first of our Ask a Dad video series, our resident Dad reveals the tricks to successfully potting up these hardy plants…
By Hannah Bass
Image by Arturo Yee