Plants

How Plants Can Reduce Noise Levels Indoors

Kenneth Freeman | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Kenneth Freeman

Plants absorb, diffract and reflect sound. The balance varies with the frequency at which the sound is generated and the room's physical properties.

Plant Village Is Reclaiming Control of Our Crops

Tom Ward | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Plant Village is a unique social media site, enabling agriculturalists to easily and freely share information on crop disease in real time. With monthly page views of almost 170,000 unique visitors from 190 countries, Plant Village might just revolutionise the way we produce crops and the way we think about our food.

Green friends: The Secret of a Happy Garden

Deborah Klaassen | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Klaassen

There is a whole range of friendships beyond those between flowers and local insects; planting vegetables, flowers and herbs near each other can either result in difficult relationships or great friendships. The good news is that you don't have to be a tree-whisperer to bring friendship to your garden; you just have to understand its roots.

Scientists Revive 400-Year-Old Moss

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have managed to bring a 400-year-old plant back to life. Before you get carried away thinking it's another step closer to the ill-advise...

Strawberries May Protect Women From Heart Attacks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Strawberries may be synonymous with summer, but eaten all year round they can prevent heart attacks, a study suggests. Scientists found that three ...

Review of 'Carol Klein's Favourite Plants'

V.C. Linde | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This book is an unusual mix of gardening guide, coffee table book and involving read. Although still helpful for a beginner gardener it isn't designed as a how-to but does teach you about how to plant out a varied and interesting garden whether a new gardener or an old hand.

Scientists Develop Pollen-Free House Plants

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

New research shows how targeting two bacterial genes into an ornamental plant (Pelargonium), can produce long-lived and pollen-free plants. Spanish...

Petersham Nurseries - More to it Than a Michelin Star

Evie Saffron-Strands | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Saffron-Strands

The recent publicity about chef Skye Gyngell leaving Petersham Nurseries Café put me in mind of the 80's V&A Museum campaign - "an Ace Caff with Quite a Nice Museum Attached".

World's First Night-Flowering Orchid Discovered By Botanists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Botanists have discovered the first night-flowering orchid known to science. The species, Bulbophyllum nocturnum, grows on the island of New Britai...

'Confused' Plants Think It's Spring

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

Confused plants are flowering again due to the unseasonably warm weather, according to experts. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said strawber...

Madrid Opens 'Hotel For Plants'

AOL Travel | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK

Gardeners worried about leaving their precious plants alone whilst they go on holiday can sleep a little easier tonight, after a Spanish firm opened a...