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  • 15/06/15 – Pick the British Bunch…

    British Flowers Week 15th – 19th June   The annual celebration of seasonal, locally-grown flowers and foliage aims to spark public and media interest in where our flowers come from and the value of locally-grown, freshly cut flowers. Sustainable Merton, of course, encourage that ... read more
  • 10/06/15 – Bee-Friendly Gardening

    These stunning poppies (left) were found in a beautiful ‪bee-friendly‬ garden! The bees were loving them, along with many other pollen & nectar rich plants with easy access. Use the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s ‘Bee Kind Tool‘ to see how your garden ... read more
  • 05/06/15 – Style Junkies: The People’s Favourite

    Visit Merton’s Mega Recycle Facebook album to cast your VOTE for your favourite costume(s) of all the amazing entries in the Style Junkies competition simply by clicking LIKE! The costume with the most likes will win the title of the ... read more
  • 29/05/15 – ‘Love the sea, go plastic free!’

    Due to being durable and lightweight, single use plastics are used extensively in our everyday lives. But it is these same properties that allow them to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years! To add to the ... read more
  • 20/05/15 – British Tomato Week

    18th – 24th May 2015     It’s time to celebrate British Tomato Week as the British Tomato Association highlights the importance of supporting local growers. Keep that in mind as you do your weekly shop and look out for the special British Tomato Week ... read more
  • 14/05/15 – Be Nice to Nettles…

    National Be Nice to Nettles Week runs from the 14th – 25th May and aims to highlight the important role this often ‘misunderstood’ species plays in the natural world. Due to the power of its sting, many label it as a ... read more
  • 14/05/15 – Be Nice to Nettles…

    National Be Nice to Nettles Week runs from the 14th – 25th May and aims to highlight the important role this often ‘misunderstood’ species plays in the natural world. Due to the power of its sting, many label it as a ... read more
  • 06/05/15 – Hedgehog Awareness Week

    The British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s annual Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 3rd – 9th May 2015. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. The focus of this year’s efforts is on gardeners, as there are ... read more