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Does Viagra really help preserve flowers?

It is said that sildenafil citrate can help preserve flowers. Here's an experiment that you could do at home, but probably shouldn't, to find out.

Primroses and primulas aplenty

Primrose by Elizabeth Lawson, 2019. Reaktion Books Ltd. To the uninitiated, it may seem rather improbable that anybody can write 288 pages about the primrose....

Does your garden taste as good as it looks?

Bees in the UK have lost nearly all their natural habitat and gardens now provide a vital source of food, but gardeners are planting...

By Royal appointment…

A new Royal Charter will enhance the Institute of Horticulture’s ability to increase the profile, recognition and standing of professional horticulture.

Making more orchids

Although micropropagation is a common method these days, much of the science behind regeneration of whole plants from tiny specks of plant tissue remains uncertain.

Plant establishment on unirrigated green roof modules in a subtropical climate

How useful is environmentally-friendly green roof technology in hostile climates?

A blooming marvellous innovation

I know that this year’s British summer hasn’t been much to write home about (and you would be writing home to the UK– who...

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Plasticity to drought and ecotypic differentiation in populations of a crop wild relative

Plant functional traits often vary across space, particularly when species encounter contrasting environmental conditions throughout their range. Such phenotypic variation is determined...

Botanists Pull Apart the Genes of Bananas to See How They Came Together

Banana genes reveal how they may have passed through other hybrid stages.

Sympatric moss populations can form true hybrid zones

Hybridization between species has not been considered an important factor in the evolution of mosses. The moss life cycle has led many...

A key protein may help trigger germination in Arabidopsis seeds

Seed germination is a critical step in the life cycle of flowering plants. Since seeds contain limited reserves, seed germination has to...