“We need to understand how resistant plants are to altered exposure to heat and cold, in order to understand biodiversity loss and to continue growing crops in changing climates.” Dr Lesley Lancaster
St Colms Plant Sale
They had a range of bedding plants for sale as well as young trees I was pleased to see.
“Lockdown doesn’t have to mean locked in or locked up.”
What’s in a name?
“It might be said, what does the name matter? It’s only a label. But my response would be that identity is crucial to knowing. The name is also a gateway to a world of knowledge. “
Planting for Wildlife: Encourage Pollinators
“It is wonderful when we can live alongside the beauty of nature and enjoy its many physical and mental benefits.”
New year growth and old year rememberings…
Beautiful photographs from Rosie Hopkins
Autumn at Yesnaby
Orkney News reader Rosie Hopkins has permitted us to share her stunning photos taken at Yesnaby.
“Between 30-40% of our crops are lost to pathogens long before they reach our dinner plates.”
The largest ever gathering a plant experts is taking place at the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions World Congress at Glasgow’s SECC
What’s In Your Bird Seed?
“Some folk feed the birds all year round, some start to think about getting bird food of various kinds, as October approaches.”