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#AdventBotany Day 4: The Glastonbury Thorn
By Karen Andrews Botanists are no strangers to muddy boots. Glastonbury conjures up an image today of muddy wellingtons at its famous pop music festival. The town also possesses a unique botanical heritage with a strong Christmas connection. History and … Continue reading
#AdventBotany Day 3: was the ‘golden apple of discord’ a quince?
By Amy Smith Can we identify the round objects to which the woman reaches on this ancient Athenian red-figure mug in the Ure Museum of Greek archaeology at Reading?
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Advent Botany 2016 – Day 24: Professor Vernon Heywood
By DrM Dr M introduced to #adventbotany this year, #adventbotanists, botanists whose birthdays fall within advent. The first featured Erasmus Darwin a great botanical mind from a bygone age. Dr M’s second #adventbotanist features Vernon Heywood, born on 24th December … Continue reading
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Advent Botany 2016 – Day 22: Crataegus mexicana (Tejocote)
By Megan Lynch Traditions are made by people. We do something at a certain time and then we repeat it when that time rolls around again. There are young traditions and old traditions, but the longer a tradition is around, … Continue reading
Advent Botany 2016 – Day 19: Christmas Gourds
By Dawn Bazely Prince Albert, who moved to England from Germany, to marry the young Queen Victoria, led the Victorians in inventing much of today’s Christmas aesthetic that dominates Britain and North America. But, the Nativity is celebrated by diverse … Continue reading
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Advent Botany 2016 – Day 18: The Madonna Lily
By Robbie Blackhall-Miles Not realising the hope they give me, through their winter rosettes of green, the bulbs of the Madonna lily (Lilium candidum) sit snugly in the soil year on year producing an ever-widening clump. Naturalised across Europe, and … Continue reading
Advent Botany 2016 – Day 16: Raphia: a string for all seasons
By Yvette Harvey RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB Forget the gorgeous Madagascan bags, the baskets, the hats, the dates, the coconuts, the wine, the patterned mats and shoes, the most important product made from a palm has to … Continue reading
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Advent Botany 2016 – Day 15: Carob Santa Is On the Way!
by Megan Lynch At this time of year chocolate is imbibed as hot cocoa, eaten as a confection pressed into the shape of Santa or snowmen, and baked into a variety of holiday treats from recipes often passed down within … Continue reading
Advent Botany 2016 – Day 14 – Caraway
By Emma (the unconventional gardener) Cooper It’s possible to grow up in the UK and never consciously encounter caraway as a spice – I certainly did. And yet this versatile plant adds flavour to meat, fish, and vegetables details. But … Continue reading
AdventBotany 2016 – Day 12: Erasmus Darwin born 12 December 1731 bringing botanical love and joy to the world!
By Dr M Advent botany couldn’t be advent botany without botanists – and amongst them are a number of significant “advent botanists”, those born in the days of advent and Dr M’s first offering on this theme is Erasmus Darwin. … Continue reading
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