We mentioned water retaining Granules earlier on and it reminds me of an exchange with a former employee who came across a label on a container of them when we were tidying out one of the storage areas.
It may seem slightly ironic to be discussing saving water as we experience floods and extreme unseasonal rain across the country. However, in the long term, water conservation remains a hot topic on the national agenda. Plants, like most living things, need water, energy (usually from the sun), and nutrition (usually from the soil). When one of these needs is left unsatisfied, the living thing will suffer; especially younger specimens. We would not think twice about advising our children to drink some water to cool down, but when it comes to the country’s plant life, the hosepipe ban makes this difficult.
You may have noticed that the recent combination of sun and rain has given every variety of weed, a renewed lease of life. Without management it is easy to get overrun. If you are keen to get on top of weeds at your site here are our top tips:
It would be easy for the 1000s of visitors that will visit the Olympic Park in Stratford this summer to fail to grasp the magnitude of the landscaping project that has been undertaken to transform the area. It includes more than 300,000 plants, flood management technology and even a fish refuge. It reflects a true triumph of environment over potential eyesore.