Humour me…

Image: Wikimedia Commons.
Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Many of the Ancients believed that all things were composed of four ‘elements’ – earth, fire, air and water. Although we generally ‘believe’ differently today (after all, we’ve discovered elements composed of protons, neutrons, electrons, etc), that quartet still exerts a profound influence on plant life. So, over my next few posts there follows a modern-day take on that ancient theme.

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Nigel is a botanist and was a full-time academic at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK) until 31st July, 2019. As News Editor for the Annals of Botany he contributed the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ (until March 2019). He remains a botanist and is now a freelance plant science communicator who continues to share his Cuttingsesque items with a plant-curious audience. In that guise his main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an educational, and entertaining way...) about plants and plant-people interactions.