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What is agroforestry?

Agroforestry is non monoculture agriculture and is a more efficient farming method with improved biodiversity particularly of pollinators. Compatible with rewilding and permaculture gardening. Silvoarable systems – trees with crops (arable agricultural or horticultural crops are grown with a long-term tree or forestry crop) Silvopastoral systems – trees with animals (combining forestry and grazing of […]

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What is Crocus?

What is Crocus? Crocus is the UK’s biggest gardening web site. But it’s not just our size that matters. We hope to give the whole gardening experience a bit of a spin, inspire you, advise you and provide you with all the stuff you need when you’re out there getting your hands dirty. We don’t […]

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The Forest Garden Tour – Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford

The Forest Garden Tour – Agroforestry and permaculture with Martin Crawford. From LondonTreeSurgeons YouTube channel. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. It combines shrubs and trees in agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy,, ecologically sound, and […]

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Has the weather played a role in bringing unusual birds to Britain during 2016? — Official blog of the Met Office news team

Has the weather played a role in bringing unusual birds to Britain during 2016 With our position on the edge of northwest Europe, the UK receives air masses from all points of the compass during the year adding to the natural variability of our weather. This fact is known by meteorologists and birdwatchers because when […]