Growing the Future

Filter list

  1. Garden blogs

    Growing the Future Newsletter – October 9

    The latest news and information from the Growing the Future project’s weekly newsletter

    Read more
  2. Garden blogs

    Plant Focus: Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’

    Each year I look out for the Euonymus to change colour, its vibrant red leaves, shouting that the season is changing and to get ready!

    Read more
  3. Garden blogs

    Plant Focus: Alchemilla mollis

    A little plant that you would likely walk past for most of the year is covered in jewels of water in wet conditions. Sprays of yellow flowers poke up through the foliage and just add to the display.

    Read more
  4. Garden blogs

    Plant Focus: Verbena bonariensis

    With late season interest, a stunning skeletal form, and a lot of interest from pollinators, this plant ticks all the boxes!

    Read more
  5. Garden blogs

    Pollinator of the day #7 – Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)

    The cinnabar is a widespread species of day-flying moth. It is readily disturbed by day although it also flies at night. The species is named after the bright red, mercury sulphide minerals cinnabar and cinnabarite. The caterpillars are also distinctive and easily identified by their alternating orange and black stripes; these colours are a form […]

    Read more
  6. Garden blogs

    Pollinator of the day #6 – Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)

    The red-tailed bumblebee is one of our most common bumblebees, often seen in gardens. Queens and workers are black with a strongly red tail however males look very different. They instead have a yellow collar and face, along with a more orangey tail. The queens emerge in early spring, followed by the workers and then […]

    Read more