Loveliest of trees the cherry now

Loveliest of trees the cherry now

LOVELIEST of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in […]

The name changes but the plant remains the same...

The name changes but the plant remains the same…

A recently published nomenclatural paper in the Nordic Journal of Botany looks like a precursor for the tranfer of Pulsatilla (Pasque Flowers) as a genus to a section within the genus Anemone. It has been known for a while that a number of well known genera like Pulsatilla and Hepatica are so genetically close to […]

Decline and rise of nature play

Decline and rise of nature play

The drastic decline in the time children spend outdoors is a concern for most parents. A recent survey of 2000 parents commissioned by the Eco Attractions Group (of which RBGE is a member) found that over three quarters of parents would like their children to spend more time playing outside and regret that their children […]

What to do in your Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Scotland: APRIL

What to do in your Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Scotland: APRIL

April is a busy time for the volunteers and community groups that work on the Edible Gardening Project at the Botanics. As the weather improves and the soil warms up it is time to plant seeds outside and watch out for weeds. There is a great range of seeds that can be sown outside from […]