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Invasive species – an alternate view…

There’s a battle being fought on our very doorsteps for the countryside that we take for granted…. but is it…

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Nice pair

I’m always interested in invasive species stories – where did they came from?…. how did they get to where they…

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Consultants

It has been said that ‘…consultants know a little about many different things, but don’t know a lot about anything…

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Gardeners… check first, plant later….?

I’ve read a few articles over the last few weeks highlighting interesting gardens around the United Kingdom. I’ve seen, herbaceous…

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Global resignation

I’ve been reading a lot recently about global warming and climate change and wondering whether the work that I do…

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Native Ninja

Driving along today I kept spotting invasive non-native plants, pretty much everywhere I looked there was Himalayan balsam, Japanese Knotweed,…

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It’s been having SEX!

Having been faithful to its self for years (ie reproducing asexually through fragments and propagules) Japanese Knotweed has been out…

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What a shallow world we live in…

It never ceases to amaze me how shallow people are, they take a quick at what you’re wearing and make…

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Hybrids aren’t just funny looking cars…

Have you seen the film ‘Blade’ with Wesley Snipes? Wesley has all the strengths of a vampire whilst keeping the…

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Integrity

There is a line from one of my favourite films which goes … ‘just walk away,  turn around…just walk away’…

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Why is it growing there…?

In its native Japan, Fallopia japonica is a component of communities inhabiting extreme lava and ash sheets at high altitudes.…

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What have I learnt?

My dog passed away recently and I miss her like mad – yet she was incredibly low maintenance – water/food/walk…

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Don’t Let That Suspicious Weed Grow

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