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Gardening Articles, Horticulture, Science & The Environment.

Gardening Articles, Horticulture, Science & The Environment

Starting in about 2016 we began posting gardening and related articles on Google Plus. The collection we put together was surprisingly more appealing to people than we first envisaged, and we acquired a reasonable following.

It’s refreshing to know that there is still a healthy appetite for the world of Horticulture and for Science and the Environment as a whole. We thought it might be worthwhile to make the sources of those posts available on this page, although unfortunately we can't provide any images. You will see the images associated with the article upon following the link to the source. Google Plus was retired on the 2 April 2019 and as yet we have not adopted another Social Media Platform to migrate them to.

The majority of these links will take you to the BBC but not all of them. The Telegraph, The Guardian and other newspapers have also over the last couple of years published some very interesting stories relating to these topics. All the below links open in a new window.


1 | Palm oil, one woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'
2 | Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat'
3 | Ash dieback, Ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'
4 | Tossing dead salmon is good for plants
5 | Research worms 'too old' to go to space station
6 | UK steps towards zero-carbon economy
7 | Home remedies 'no deterrent' against slugs and snails
8 | Olive Harrisson - Story of unsung gardener revealed
9 | Taller plants moving into warmer Arctic
10 | Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution
11 | Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert
12 | The secret life of fungi - Ten fascinating facts
13 | The tree that bleeds... metal?
14 | Six reasons plants are cleverer than you think
15 | Pests to eat more crops in warmer world
16 | Why a village in New Zealand is trying to ban all cats
17 | Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park
18 | Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
19 | How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
20 | New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
21 | The world's cutest thief?
22 | Weed killer glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
23 | Petrichor - why does rain smell so good?
24 | Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'
25 | Nation's botanical treasures to go on display
26 | Reality Check: Are butterflies getting rarer?
27 | How the people of Delhi saved 16,000 trees from the axe
28 | How trees secretly talk to each other
29 | What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test
30 | Living in a woodland wonderland: The rise of the tree house
31 | Five ways to break up with plastic
32 | War On Plastic
33 | In pictures: Summer and winter solstice celebrations
34 | Abandoned 'ghost village' in China becomes overgrown
35 | Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees
36 | Restoring life to the Aral Sea's dead zone
37 | Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi
38 | Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps
39 | 'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas
40 | Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban
41 | Waterwheel: Ten times faster than a Venus flytrap
42 | 60-Plant 'thugs' crowd roadside flowers
43 | 'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion
44 | New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes
45 | Kew Gardens: World's largest glasshouse reopens
46 | Genetic secrets of the rose revealed
47 | Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London
48 | 66-EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban
49 | Plants Of Power
50 | Pakistan's Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils
51 | Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees
52 | What is photosynthesis?
53 | Banyan - Insecticide drip to save 700-year-old Indian tree
54 | Why do so many people die shovelling snow?
55 | Loneliest tree' records human epoch
56 | Pollution blights UK sea grass meadows
57 | Origins of land plants pushed back in time
58 | 1,000-year-old oak on Offa's Dyke in Welshpool falls
59 | European Tree of the Year 2020
60 | RSPB - The Lodge Feeder Cam
61 | Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return
62 | How flowering plants conquered the world
63 | Northern Forest - Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England
64 | Why is it so hard to swat a fly?
65 | What's really the point of wasps?
66 | Gardens under threat from 'game changing' plant disease
67 | Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science
68 | The man prepared to go to prison to save Sheffield's trees
69 | Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food
70 | Alarm over decline in flying insects
71 | New Forest champion arboriculturist talks about her love of trees
72 | Japan to restore neglected gardens abroad
73 | The gardener of Kabul
74 | The 83-year-old inspiring teenagers through gardening
75 | Brits urged to make gardens more hedgehog friendly in bid to halt animal's rapid decline
76 | 'Bionic' plants can detect explosives
77 | The plight of the conker
78 | Bosnian pine tree is Europe's oldest living thing at 1,075 years old, say scientists
79 | Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators
80 | Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline
81 | Japanese knotweed web advice 'confusing'
82 | New Yorkers flock to foul flower
83 | Can gardening improve the nation's health?
84 | Scientists warn 21% of plants at risk of extinction
85 | How London could become the green capital of the world
86 | Largest urban farm opens in abandoned factory in Netherlands
87 | Scientists solve Monarch butterfly navigation mystery
88 | How Do Trees Know When to Leaf Out in the Spring?
89 | Ash tree set for extinction in Europe
90 | Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen
91 | 'Wrong type of trees' in Europe increased global warming
92 | Berries show ancient Fortingall yew tree is 'changing sex'
93 | Arctic seed vault 'key to future global crops'
94 | Climate 'vice' constricts bumblebees' natural ranges - researchers