regenerative tree planting methodology
by Mark Laurence

Almost all urban landscapes are contrived and designed, due to their artificial nature and short timescales of development and use.

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Living wall Maintenance
by Mark Laurence

We are now a decade into the explosion of living or green walls.  There have been many successes and some

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A Living wall designed by Mark Laurence
by Mark Laurence

There is something incredibly exciting about living walls.  Stacking green plants on the vertical plane on buildings, where you’d think

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A stream runs down to the pond
by Mark Laurence

I have been lucky enough to have designed and built a lot of water gardens in my time; I’ve been

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by Mark Laurence

Last winter I did some interesting work in Abu Dhabi, concerning the care of trees.  I can’t name one of the

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by Mark Laurence

The Walkie-Talkie building, infamous for melting cars, has one of the UK’s largest green walls, to the South side of

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by Mark Laurence

I’ve been unusually quiet on the blog front – but something has been brewing.  I’ve been preparing a new green

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by Mark Laurence

I am working as a consulting arborist in the UAE for a couple of large projects.  Whilst there, I have

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by Mark Laurence

Here are some pics from my garden; they tell of Nature’s rhythms and how they effect our lives…  

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by Mark Laurence

Is there a “next place to go” for green/living walls? Absolutely there is – there’s probably two next places to

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