Category Archives: Environment, society, politics and economics

LAPWING: a small levy on middle-class coffee drinkers to finance bird-friendly farming

Stephen Moss’ book, Wild Kingdom, is about bringing back Britain’s wildlife. Industrialised farming since the Second World War has devastated Britain’s landscapes and the birds and animals that lived in it. Originally the destruction of our historical, zoologically rich farmland … Continue reading

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Nature notes – Nature’s builders and more death gardening

Nature’s builders Although calcium is recommended by doctors, the taste of cement and plaster, which are rich in calcium, is not pleasant. Yet, during a construction project you get a lot of calcium in your mouth. Consider, then, two creatures … Continue reading

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Good government

I recently had a chat with someone and became very disappointed. This is a fellow who is exceptionally brainy and all together a nice chap with good values. However, he has let himself be seduced by the economic unorthodoxy of … Continue reading

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Death gardening, the rich and promise of designer Cornish hedges

The previous blog highlighted old people as proponents of death gardening. Another form of death gardening is practised by the rich. I know of several examples in this part of the 12th district of Budapest where wealthy people have purchased … Continue reading

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Death gardening and its colourful alternative

Here are some pictures of a roadside in the 11th District of Budapest.   Here I have highlighted the bit which was done by nature, at no cost to landowner or local council.               … Continue reading

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