National Tree Week at Moreton Morrell Library

First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.

National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year, Tree Council Member Organisations including voluntary bodies, local authorities, schools, Tree Wardens and many others, support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events which inspire upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around million trees.

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Fancy a browse through the horticultural journals at Moreton Morrell Library?

Did you know that we subscribe to a number of horticultural, arboricultural, general gardening, floristry and landscape journals which are freely available to peruse at the Moreton Morrell site?

They are situated within our extensive journals section on the mezzanine floor within the Library here at Moreton Morrell.

Whether your interests are academic or vocational, there are many journals to suit your needs. Come along and have a browse at your leisure.

Alternatively, you may wish to access a number of our journals via our e-library available on the Warwickshire College intranet. Either way, please make the most of our facilities.

Our staff are on hand to give you any advice you may need.

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Calling all gardeners – are you interested in wildlife gardening?

The Library at Moreton Morrell has recently acquired a copy of “The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening”.  The book shows how you can make wildflower meadows, ponds, hedges, flower borders, bird feeders, wildlife shelters, nesting boxes and hibernation sites. It features over 40 step-by-step projects, a directory of more than 70 common species of wildlife and 960 specially commissioned photographs.

Award-winning writers Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on how to create a range of wildlife gardens, showing how adopting simple methods will produce a dazzling display of colour while helping native animal species. Expert advice on planning and designing outdoor spaces that can successfully be shared with wildlife is featured in this publication. Over 200 beautiful garden plants are featured that attract a range of species.  Information on how to deal with the more problematic animals that occasionally enter our gardens is also available. 960 inspirational colour photographs make this an ideal book for gardeners who want to encourage wildlife into an existing or new garden.

The book is currently on our “New Books” shelf on the mezzanine floor at the Moreton Morrell site – shelfmark 635.9676 LAV. Come and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!

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Pershore Student ~ Douglas Mackay ~ Appears in Gardens Illustrated

Douglas was chosen as the Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year in 2012, he is in the March 2013 edition of Garden’s Illustrated, answering questions such as ~ Who has inspred your career the most?, Dream plant destination? and Most embarrassing moment regarding a plant? …among others.

Find this month’s edition in the Library at Pershore.GI195%20cover

New e-book available for Landscape Design

Landscape: pattern, perception and process by Simon Bell is ideal for anyone studying landscape design. This second edition updates and refreshes the original with added sections and new photos, particularly making use of the developments in satellite photography.

Landscapes evolve and develop over periods of time. Bell investigates the processes such as climate, geology, ecology and culture that shape the structure of the landscape. Over time patterns emerge ranging in scale from the distribution of small plants to the sculpture of a huge canyon. By understanding these patterns and processes we can develop our awareness of the landscape and our place in it as inhabitants and shapers thereby affecting the design process.

All of our e-books are available to access via the library catalogue. Alternatively, to browse the e-books we have on offer, visit the E-Library and click on E-books under the relevant subject area.

If you need help accessing these or any other online resources please ask the library staff.

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New QR codes at Moreton Morrell Library

QR Code Display at Moreton Morrell Library

QR Code Display at Moreton Morrell Library

Moreton Morrell Library now uses QR codes for all of the e-books relevant to the courses taught at the site. QR codes are like barcodes that when scanned, link you directly to your chosen e-book. The codes are located on the book shelves at the relevant subject number.Why not download a QR reader app to your smart phone (qrdroid.com is a good one, and its free!) and try using them.

We would be grateful for any feedback. Check out our QR code display for more information.

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