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PROTREE: Computer games and tree health

Tackling the tree health problems caused by an ever expanding number of new pests and diseases is not just a matter of being vigilant and responding to outbreaks….

Mary Gibby and Heather McHaffie

Fern Conservation – Celebrating our Science and Horticulture throughout March for International Women’s Day

Protection of the habitat is a perhaps the most effective method of conservation of plant diversity, yet this alone cannot guarantee the survival of some of our most…

Another Sprig of Hope For Ash Tree? BIOCHAR …

Archaeological studies have shown that, ‘Biochar’, or at least a similar product, was used by ancient Amazonians to add to the soil to help with their food growing….

RECENT ASH DIEBACK RESEARCH OFFERS FRESH HOPE

There is renewed optimism for the future of ash trees in the UK, following new research which has identified genetic markers for susceptibility to Ash Dieback caused by…

Ash Dieback 2015

Ash dieback, caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (aka Chalara) infection was first recorded in the UK in 2012. Symptoms include blackened or withered leaves, crown dieback and diamond-shaped bark…

Really Wild Veg – 2015 roundup

As 2015 draws to a close we end the third growing season for the Really Wild Veg project. The aim of the project is to explore how domestication…

Really Wild Veg – celery trials 2015

The wet summer may not have been much fun, but our celery has been loving it. One of the real challenges with growing celery on well-drained soils is…

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

It may seem an unlikely task but Asylon Theatre have created a beautiful and intensely moving piece of theatre inspired by the devastating ash-dieback disease that is spreading…

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

Here is a list of jobs to do in the garden this month: Weed regularly to prevent weeds setting seed for next year. Water copiously if we have…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: FEBRUARY

Many typical winter tasks can be done in February, such as: preparing the ground for spring seed sowing, planting new fruit trees and bushes and pruning apples, pears…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: JANUARY

Happy New Year! Jobs in the garden at any time of the year are weather dependant. If you are planning activities then it is a good idea to…

Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus- a new fungi record for the Botanics

Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus, also known as the Blushing Dapperling, is rare saprobic fungus found on decaying leaf litter, often with conifers . This particular collection was made under mature…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: DECEMBER

Here is a list of jobs to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in December: Harvest kale, leeks, Brussels sprouts and winter salads while they are in…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden October update

Autumn is the time when gardeners are planning the next year’s planting. The Really Wild Veg project will hopefully run again in 2015 and some initial research has…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: OCTOBER

In October the nights are drawing in and the weather is a lot cooler. You may still have some good produce to harvest but many of this year’s…

Really Wild Veg – productivity, pest and disease results from RBGE

On a glorious sunny morning with the first hints of autumn colour in the trees it seemed like as good a time as any to harvest the Really…

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden

On the 11th September the Really Wild Veg event at Cruickshank Botanic Garden was fortunate to have gorgeous sunny weather. Around 50 staff and students came to the…

Really Wild Veg – taste testing

Harvest time is when we can finally taste the products of our labours in the vegetable garden. The Really Wild Veg project has been using blind taste tests…

What to do in your fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland: SEPTEMBER

September is a time of change in the fruit and vegetable garden in Scotland. We can have some warm days but cool overnight temperatures and a decrease in…

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…