Further information & Links

common spotted orchidOther websites you might find of interest

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  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust – saving the sound of summer! – www.bumblebeeconservation.org
  • Butterfly Conservation – www.butterfly-conservation.org – and use their Links to find your local Branch.
  • Butterfly Conservation Dorset branch – www.dorsetbutterflies.com
  • Natural History Museum Postcode Plants database is no longer at - www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/postcode-plants/ – most useful – provides a list of native plant species found growing in your postcode area – but you will find 2 other links there.
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-gardening.html
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust:   www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/page00009.htm
  • Hedgelink – working together for the UK’s hedgerows. Hedgelink is the partnership that brings everyone interested in hedgerows together, to share knowledge and ideas, to encourage and inspire, and to work with farmers and other land managers to conserve and enhance our hedgerow heritage. Visit www.hedgelink.org.uk to find out more, including how to get your free copy of ‘A cut above the rest’ – a dvd which highlights the importance of hedges and gives practical hedgerow management advice AND download a copy of Hedgerow planting: answers to 18 common questions: hedgelink.org.uk/files/NE%20HEDGEROW%20PLANTING.pdf
  • Flora locale – a charity that promotes the wise use of wild plants for planting schemes that have wildlife in mind – www.floralocale.org
  • P. Llewellyn – excellent photographic record of native plants throughout the British Isles – www.ukwildflowers.com
  • UK Moths – guide to the moths of Great Britain & Ireland – ukmoths.org.uk
  • Plants For A Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses: www.pfaf.org
  • P. Eeles – most useful site on British butterflies – www.ukbutterflies.co.uk
  • A. Hughes – www.tonyhughes3.btinternet.co.uk – British & European wild flowers and natural history enthusiast
  • Photographic images of flora, fauna & fungi taken in Devon & Cornwall by David Fenwick – www.aphotoflora.com and www.aphotofauna.com and www.aphotofungi.com
  • Natural England – www.English-Nature.org.uk
  • Hardy Orchid Society – www.hardyorchidsociety.org.uk
  • Rocket Gardens is an organic nursery in West Cornwall that grows and supplies seasonal Instant Salad, Herb and Vegetable gardens, delivered to your door – www.rocketgardens.co.uk
  • British Wildlife Photography and Environment News, Forums, Events and Product Reviews at Wild About Britain – www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk
  • The Wildlife Trusts – UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species – www.wildlifetrusts.org
  • The Grasslands Trust – national charity working to protect our wildflower-rich grasslands – www.grasslands-trust.org
  • ARKive, a unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world’s species – www.arkive.org
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England: www.cpre.org.uk
  • If you live in South-West Lincolnshire, North-East Rutland or East Leicestershire you might be interested in looking at www.lifeontheverge.org.uk
  • www.floralimages.co.uk – this site is a compendium of flowering plants that grow in North-Western Europe – particularly the wild flowers of the British Isles.
  • London’s Buzzing – saving the honeybee through natural and sustainable beekeeping – through education, research and the development of honeybee sanctuaries and encouraging everyone to have their own hive – www.londonsbuzzing.co.uk
  • The Pollinator Garden – about plants, pollinating insects and nature-friendly gardening – excellent site with extensive information – do visit www.foxleas.com
  • A seasonal guide by Keith Jones listing English wildflower species in alphabetical order in the month in which they usually first appear: http://seasonalwildflowers.com

Other garden and nature related websites:

  • Broughton Grange – one of the most significant private contemporary gardens in Britain, set in 350 acres of parkland, farmland and open meadow.  The designer Tom Stuart-Smith transformed the walled garden.  Really Wild Flowers provided consultancy advice, seed and plants for other areas of the garden. An ongoing project is the arboretum being planted – www.broughtongrange.com
  • Jonathan Garratt – renowned Dorset maker of distinctive and unusual woodfired pots for gardens and interiors - www.jonathangarratt.com
  • Craft products & courses in the beautiful Scottish Highlands – www.heronscroft.com
  • Herbs for Healing – a small company dedicated to growing and supplying herbs with healing properties and to spreading knowledge about these plants – www.herbsforhealing.net
  • Sue Hayward Garden Designs – Gold medal winner at 2008 Chelsea Flower Show – http://www.suehayward.co.uk
  • High Beeches Gardens – 27 acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens in Sussex
  • North Devon based www.plantwalk.co.uk – botanical guided walks & more with keen botanist and writer, Clare Gurton
  • For lots of information about the different types of bees and how we can help them – www.buzzaboutbees.net
  • Buy a scythe from www.thescytheshop.co.uk
  • The Cottage Garden Society - keeping our garden heritage alive - www.thecgs.org.uk
  • Horti-couture for outdoor spaces - Garden shop, garden design & online specialist mail order – www.myrtleandmace.com
  • Arbor Cura are a fully insured, Sussex based, tree surgery company with a safe and professional approach to all aspects of tree work - www.arborcura.com
  • Jo Burchell – freelance fine artist – Dorset based sculptor – superb animal and bird sculptures in wire - www.joburchell.com
  • Paul Goodrick – environmental art & sculpture - www.thegreencube.co.uk
  • Photographs of flowers - www.botanicalsquare.com/index.html

Other “green” links:

  • Organic clothes, textiles & skincare products - www.secondnatureonline.co.uk

 Other sites of interest:

  • Creative Workshop specialise in Fine Art Reproduction for artists in the South East and offer beautiful GiclĂ©e prints for sale direct from their website – www.creativeworkshop.co.uk
  • Artist & illustrator – Sara Yasmin Khan www.sarayasminkhan.com

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