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Bush Lawyer – Rubus cissoides

Bush lawyer – Tataramoa – is New Zealand’s answer to blackberry, a scrambling thorny climber studded with sharp backwards-curved hooks. Unlike blackberry however, Bush Lawyer can be found in the middle of the forest, snaring unsuspecting trampers in dense spiky tangles. 157 more words

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The crossbreeding of plants

For those who don’t know what plant cross breeding is, feel free to click the link here What is plant breeding?

When you want to start crossbreeding plants it’s important to choose the right plant for you. 190 more words


Floral Invasion

            Throughout evolution, there have been, time and time again, key biological innovations that have utterly changed history thereafter. Perhaps the most obvious is the one you’re using to read this; the human brain. 1,178 more words


Ecological appraisal on the Migneint, North Wales (2016)

Another small project for Welsh Water, this time appraising some very minor repairs indeed, but in a highly designated location.  The Migneint is a place of legend amongst Welsh botanists, not least for its consistently horrible weather.  173 more words


Walking at Vogelgat Reserve, Hermanus

We had ten walkers for our hike to Quark Hut at Vogelgat yesterday.  The weather was perfect and the recent rain ensured that all the streams were flowing well, and there were many flowers in bloom – and even a few birds around.   63 more words


Lebel Mansion Rose Garden.

On a recent trip to Pincher Creek, Alberta, it was absolutely imperative that we stop at the historical Lebel Mansion and view the rose garden created and maintained by the Oldman Rose Society. 84 more words