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James Gillies


Has many years of experience managing and creating wildlife habitats. In 2018, he launched his hugely successful meadow project, which created a patchwork of habitats across the UK.

Fri 7 Jul 2023

Is it a wasp? Is it a bee? Actually, it might be a hoverfly.

Tue 11 Apr 2023

Biodiversity offsetting…sounds a bit scary doesn’t it? Sounds really like something that big developers and huge government organisations do. How could you as an individual landowner

Wildflower Meadows Maintenance James Gillies
Fri 2 Nov 2018

Wildflower Meadows


Having a wildflower meadow requires very little maintenance throughout the summer months, and in the main you just sit back to enjoy it from May to September...

Japanese Knotweed
Fri 2 Nov 2018

Japanese Knotweed

Expert Advice

The Victorians' desire to have the most impressive and ostentatious of everything brought many things to Britain. Some of these plants we now wish had stayed in their native soil...

Biodiversity Offsetting Forest Path
Fri 2 Nov 2018

James Gillies, a specialist land manager and countryside steward, explains how biodiversity offsetting is not just for multinationals...