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Category Archives: RHS research
Ornamental plants: our future invaders? This seemingly simple question is the focus of my PhD, and I’m asking gardeners to help me answer it. Most of the invasive plants we have in the British Isles originally escaped from gardens (Stace and … Continue reading
Publications can take time – it has been almost six months since I first submitted this paper and years since the start of the research towards it!
I’m heading to RHS Chelsea 2019! To complete the RHS Chelsea survey, click here. I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, with an exhibit called Ornamental plants: our future invaders? in the Discovery Zone. … Continue reading
By John David Not an obvious topic for Advent, but bear with me, the connection will become clear. The Golden Bough is most famously the title of a book written by Sir James Frazer and first published in two volumes … Continue reading
This survey has now closed. Thanks to all BSBI vice-county recorders who completed the survey. I have recently started a PhD at the University of Reading titled ‘Garden plants: a threat to the natural environment due to climate change?’ This … Continue reading
By Yvette Harvey Who would have thought that the author of Little Women could have had such a significant role in today’s advent blog about plants… For it was Louisa May Alcott who first introduced us to the elf, maker … Continue reading
By Mandeep Matharu & Louise O’Beirne As a kid brought up in India, perhaps my earliest memory of Christmas is looking up at one of my teachers dressed up as Santa eagerly distributing presents to the pupils. Yes, even in … Continue reading
Following last months Powdery Mildew Workshop in Eger, Hungary, I toured eastern Hungary; Tokaj and Debrecen, before travelling to Belgrade, Serbia, and Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina was particularly beautiful with winding roads ambling through the … Continue reading
The 7th Powdery Mildew Genomics Workshop 2017 concluded on Friday 15th September, 2017. The meeting followed on from another powdery mildew summer school, which I was unable to attend, and both were well hosted by the Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary.
On 7th June 2017 the ‘Increasing accuracy of Powdery Mildew (Ascomycota, Erysiphales) identification using previously untapped DNA regions’ thesis was examined. Corrections for the thesis were accepted on 19th June and the Thesis was printed, bound, and submitted on 21st … Continue reading