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A group of 238 volunteers for Friends of the Earth, Plantlife, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts mystery shopped at garden centres and found that just 19 per cent of almost…

A survey of 2,000 adults nationwide found that properties with gardens or outdoor space can command a big premium. Londoners hankered the most for greenery. They’re prepared to fork-out an…

Small copper butterfly

But now butterflies are declining more rapidly in urban areas than in the countryside – with some species in danger of dying out. A study by Butterfly Conservation, the University…

A paved front garden

In future, the run-off in London could be equivalent to 100 Olympic swimming pools, overwhelming the drainage system. Dr David Kelly, of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, examined the potential impact that…