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MeadowMat Widflower Turf Blog

Have a browse of our posts to see what we've been up to in the world of turf!

  1. Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:22:54 Europe/London

    For most of my time I’ve been extremely uncomfortable around bees.  As a child, if I saw a bee as I was playing out with my mates I’d leg-it as fast and as far away as possible from the offending buzzer. It’s a phobia called ‘Melissophobia’ or the Latin name ‘Apiphobia’.
    In late teens or early twentys, if I was sat outside the local pub enjoying a pint in the summertime and a bee came along, I’d get up & go sit inside.
    In my early thirties it was pretty much the same. I was hypnotised to try and overcome my bee problem. I didn’t work and so I was still nervous around bees for years until…….

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    • Posted By: Paul Watt
  2. Tuesday, 7 January 2014 12:25:00 Europe/London

    Experiments have shown that strawberry plants pollinated by bees in the old fashioned way yield far better fruit wind pollinated plants.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  3. Friday, 11 October 2013 10:56:18 Europe/London

    The term "wildflower meadow" has been used a lot lately, on TV, in the newspapers, in parks and gardens;  But what exactly is a wildflower meadow and how does it fit in to a modern garden.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  4. Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:45:21 Europe/London

    Here's a good excuse to take time out on a sunny day.  Butterfly Conservation is asking for as many people as possible to spend 15 minutes outside on a sunny day just sitting down and counting butterflies.  Make a note of what species you see and submit your sightings to the 2013 butterfly count website.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  5. Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:37:33 Europe/London

    This beautiful butterfly, and many others like him, were spotted on a country walk in Norfolk.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  6. Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:35:07 Europe/London

    Bees and butterflies are beautiful and fascinating but they're not the only insects that pollinate our fruits and flowers.  Moths, are important too and their numbers are dropping.  Find out how you can help support these amazing insects.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  7. Friday, 17 May 2013 15:04:53 Europe/London

    Save Our Butterflies Week takes place from 18th - 26th May 2013 throughout the UK.  Meadowmat Director Fred Hilsdon has been sent out with his camera to see how many different butterfly species he can find.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  8. Thursday, 9 May 2013 09:33:59 Europe/London

    Bee numbers are in decline but what do these vitally important insects need from humans to help them survive?

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  9. Tuesday, 7 May 2013 11:47:00 Europe/London

    Fruit trees are bursting into blossom and we're hoping they'll be pollinated by bees so that we can have the double bonus of fruit and honey.  Here's a recipe using plums and honey.  Yum.

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    • Posted By: Chantall Ridd-Jones
  10. Tuesday, 7 May 2013 08:37:19 Europe/London

    We all value butterflies in the garden, they pollinate the flowers and they're absolutely beautiful.  But to be able to enjoy butterflies, we need to cater for caterpillars too.   Find out which plants provide the best food for butterfly lavae.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
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