TRANSPLANTED

TRANSPLANTED

TRANSPLANTED is a celebration of the diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. This new project is the brainchild of violinist Alice Rickards and cellist Sonia Cromarty who have worked together as the string duo High Heels and Horse Hair since meeting at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Inspiration for the project came from [...]

Really Wild Veg - first results and Aberdeen event

Really Wild Veg – first results and Aberdeen event

Now that we are coming to harvest time we will shortly be able to measure the crops in the Really Wild Veg trials to see how they have performed. Obvious things to measure are yield and disease resistance, but a fun part of the trial is tasting the crops to see whether there is any [...]

Clintonia andrewsiana

Clintonia andrewsiana

    Clintonia andrewsiana is sending out a mass of berries on a long stalk. The colour sets them out amongst other ground flora, a shiny lustre setting off the metallic blue. These plants are native to California and struggle to retain good foliage through the summer with us. A member of the Liliaceae family [...]

In search of rust

In search of rust

Small orange/brown pustules on the leaves of plants could be a sign of infection by a rust fungus. James Iremonger, Heriot Watt University Student, will be searching Edinburgh for evidence of these plant parasites this summer. James, who is a third year microbiology student, is undertaking the project with funding from the British Society for [...]