Plants

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‘It’s on at Menindee’: influx of wildlife expected as lakes exceed capacity
Aquatic plants and the hatching of millions of crustaceans will draw water birds including pink-eared ducks, straw-necked ibis and yellow-billed spoonbills

Natasha May

18, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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My towering agave plant is in full bloom – but it’s a bittersweet bonanza | Adrian Chiles
The century plant outside my flat grew a monstrous stalk this summer. I have since learned this means its days are numbered – which has painted it in a whole new light, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

15, Sep, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Plantwatch: sticky carnivorous flower stalks that feast on fruit flies
Sticky-haired Triantha occidentalis raises prospect of finding carnivorous relatives of tomatoes and potatoes

Paul Simons

15, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: panning for nature’s gold – yellow rattle
Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk: This meadow-maker sucks the life from dominant grasses to allow others to thrive

Kate Blincoe

10, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Let the grass and lady’s tresses grow | Brief letters
Brief letters: Mowing the lawn | Emma Raducanu | Fungi | Daddy longlegs | Festive menus

Letters

09, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Country diary: a rocky road to a view of the estuary
Afon Mawddach, Gwynedd: The route seems unreasonably steep, and in my memory the lane was much shorter

John Gilbey

06, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: all around the Bone Caves, the stillness is spectacular
Assynt, Sutherland: Here lay the bones of bears, wolves and humans, the past looming heavy on the present

Amanda Thomson

30, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: a bittersweet harvest at the end of summer
Blacka Moor, South Yorkshire: The bilberry bushes have borne fruit, but you have to take the sour with the sweet

Ed Douglas

27, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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A tip for gardeners: don't let soil lie bare in winter | Alys Fowler
Bare soil loses nutrients, so blanket your beds with fast-growing crops such as green manure

Alys Fowler

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hello hawthorn! £10m sand dunes project brings plants back to life
Traditionally, scrub has been allowed to swamp England and Wales’s sand dunes, but now they are being set free

Mark Hillsdon

21, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Plantwatch: a climate solution is hidden in the hedgerows
Experts recommend Britain should plant 40% more of these valuable barriers by 2050

Paul Simons

18, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rewilding: should we bring the lynx back to Britain?
Reintroducing the big cats could control deer numbers and enrich ecosystems but farmers and the public need reassurance, say experts

Phoebe Weston

16, Aug, 2021 @11:47 AM

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