Author: hortulus


Earlier last month I was approached to submit a short piece about what my ‘vision for Beeston’ might be. Beeston is my local town, and I am a member of the Beeston and District Civic Society committee for all things environment and nature. My submission is here: but I also thought I’d include it […]


Gardening for wildlife, in Beeston Seven years ago, this odd patch of grass next to Myford’s factory on Wilmot Lane was basically a dumping ground for litter, garden trimmings and erm… discarded golf paraphernalia. I passed it, wearily, twice daily. Five years ago, I got the Council to not cut it, and started establishing it […]


Together with the Beeston & District Civic Society; Greenwood – Nottinghamshire’s community forest, and Broxtowe Borough Council, We Dig NG9 have arranged to help plant over 100 trees and hedge plants in January 2020. The Society has contributed £1000 towards ten large oak trees; to compliment over 100 smaller trees, and 120m of new hedging. […]