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Summer bedding for people and pollinators

Rich purple, flaming red, burnt orange, soft pink, cool white, vibrant yellow and sky blue are the hallmarks of beautiful summer bedding schemes in cities, towns and villages in every county in Ireland. Many are provided by highly dedicated Tidy … Continued

Read More on TECHNICAL BLOG: Designing a pollinator-friendly roundabout

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TECHNICAL BLOG: Designing a pollinator-friendly roundabout

Designing a pollinator-friendly herbaceous scheme for roundabouts – By Peter Cuthbert, Horticultural Services Roundabouts can provide the opportunity for very attractive herbaceous planting schemes and excellent resources for pollinators. Successful long-lasting herbaceous schemes need considerable plant knowledge, both in terms … Continued

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Life on the edge 

Donna Rainey explains how a phonecall to her local Roads Service kickstarted a project that has protected many wildflower-rich verges in Northern Ireland.       Routine mowing of roadside wildflower verges has troubled me for years. My summer walks and … Continued

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The fight to save the bees

Following publication of the mid-term review of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, Dr Úna Fitzpatrick reflects on some of the achievements and challenges faced.     I haven’t worked a day in my life. – If that was the case … Continued

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Where have all the insects gone?

  As a child, it was always my job to remove moths from my big sister’s bedroom. They were common visitors then and she was terrified of them, especially the big furry white moths which would flicker around the light … Continued