Plants & Fungi

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Oatie Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Well it’s got to that time of year again, with the Lord Derby apples ripening in the garden & luscious blackberries in the farm hedgerows. So it would be remiss of us to not indulge in a glorious Blackberry & Apple Crumble. Tamsin & I definitely feel fattened up...

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Conservation is for People too

Tamsin & I are very fortunate, we live in a superb part of the world and we only have to walk out of the front door to feel in touch with nature; actually it’s not unusual to find nature coming in to see us! However, not everyone has that...

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Tulips & Circadian Rhythms

Some of our tulips are now out, merrily opening & closing their blooms according to their own schedule. What is it that drives this schedule?   Click image to view larger version … The tulips  have their own biological clocks built in; this is what drives the circadian rhythm...

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Sex in the Bush

I want to transport you to a seedy, or perhaps I should say nutty, region of reproduction. A place where the male structures are vast in comparison to the petite & flushed female variety. But first, do you recognise this flower?    Click on image for a larger view...

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