A tiny treasure

A tiny treasure

And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is – Cyclamen coum. (more…)

Sweet daphne

Sweet daphne

It is February and I am visiting the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The sun is shining (more…)

a giant of a grass

a giant of a grass

Stipa gigantea, commonly known as golden oats, is in the family Poaceae. It is the largest stipa but, by no means, a giant grass. (more…)

Growing together

Growing together

The plant we have known for a long time as Aster ‘Little Carlow’ is a beautiful thing. (more…)

Beautiful Betula

Beautiful Betula

Betula utilis, the Himalayan birch, is widely distributed throughout the region. The thin, papery bark, shiny reddish brown (more…)

Do you know your onions?

Do you know your onions?

Can you imagine a world without onions? Onions, leeks and garlic are thought to be one of man’s oldest foods and now after 5,000 years of cultivation (more…)