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Houseplant of the week: the umbrella plant
This low-maintenance beauty is a feng shui favourite said to bring prosperity the home

Gynelle Leon

02, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Chelsea flower show garden inspires additions to pollinator-friendly plant list
Scientists monitored the Royal Entomological Society’s garden and listed its most bug-friendly plants

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Jun, 2023 @11:48 AM

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Number of ‘coronation meadows’ marking queen’s reign tops 100
Scheme that began to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee in 2012 has thrived, project audit finds

Helena Horton

27, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The bog is only quiet at human height | Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Flow country, Caithness and Sutherland: Take yourself down to the red bog moss, and the heather and boy myrtle it winds through, and you’ll find a burst of microscopic living

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

25, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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New framework will allow firms to assess their impact on nature
Science-Based Targets Network says new schema will ‘get nature into the boardroom’ in the same way as climate footprints

Phoebe Weston

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Eco-designer shows off biodegradable wedding dress at Chelsea flower show
Zena Holloway, who as an ocean photographer saw impact of pollution, weaves dresses out of wheatgrass roots

Helena Horton Environment reporter

23, May, 2023 @11:02 AM

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Country diary: A boggy, untouched paradise for wildlife | Amy-Jane Beer
May Moss, North Yorkshire: Fifty years ago, the Forestry Commission was persuaded not to plant this area. The results speak for themselves

Amy-Jane Beer

23, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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From exquisite beauty to lingering horror: the secret world of Australia’s herbarium
With 1.4m specimens kept in sealed vaults, the $280m collection holds stories of the past, predictions for the future – and plants that could literally change your mind

Susan Chenery

21, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Country diary: Heavy metal botany on the banks of the Tyne
Wylam, Northumberland: Why would a rare mountain flower be found here? The answer lies in the soil

Phil Gates

19, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: The first cuckoo of the year prompts a lively family tradition | Virginia Spiers
Caradon Hill, Bodmin Moor: On this cool and hazy May morning, the turf flushes pale green and birds sing from leafy thickets

Virginia Spiers

18, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Cycads: the primeval plants getting rarer – and harder to protect
Here before the dinosaurs, plants now face extinction due to illegal trade and vanishing tropical forests

Paul Simons

17, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The war on Japanese knotweed
The long read: Once hailed as a ‘handsome’ import, this most rampant of plants has come to be seen as a sinister, ruinous enemy. Can it be stopped?

Samanth Subramanian

16, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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