Plant sperm

Aren’t plants disgusting? If you suffer from hay fever, and we are entering the time when the grasses really get going, then you need to check the pollen forecast from the Met Office.  My eyes were streaming this morning after I went for a walk on my local patch.  I think Plantlife needs to sort…

An end of year survey

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Reversing the trend – the future of meadows.

The following is a write-up, a personal one, that I did for Plantlife, the Wildlife Trusts and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of a meeting to discuss meadow conservation which was held on 18 July this year.   ’When people come to Highgrove and see the flower meadow there they often say that it reminds…

Pretending to be a botanist

I did the second visit to ‘my’ Wildflowers Count survey square recently. It was a nice walk on a hot sunny day with a pub at the far side of the square – what’s not to like about that? I am now much better acquainted with black horehound and marsh woundwort than previously. Because this…