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China plans to grow flowers and silkworms on the dark side of the moon
16/04/2018
China hopes to create a 'mini biosphere' on the dark side of the Moon, with flowers and silkworms sustaining each other as they grow on the lifeless lunar surface. The unprecedented plan to create life in outer space is the most intriguing part of China's lunar probe mission later this year, and could be a major boost for dreams that humans will one day live on the Moon.
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The health benefits of edible flowers
16/04/2018
Flowers don’t just look pretty and smell pretty, some of them taste pretty good and pack in a punch as far as wellness goes! Most edible flowers are rich in Vitamin C, and each boast a wealth of individual benefits that make them a must-add to your diet. Here’s a look at some of them.
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Plants use advertising-like strategies to attract bees with colour and scent
16/04/2018
Watching plants and pollinators such as bees can teach us a lot about how complex networks work in nature. There are thousands of species of bees around the world, and they all share a common visual system: their eyes are sensitive to ultraviolet, blue and green wavelengths of the light spectrum.
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UK set for magnificent but brief burst of spring flowers, experts say
16/04/2018
People should get out and garden in the coming days and weeks to make the most of a spring that “could be over in the blink of an eye”, experts have said. The recent cold, wet weather and weeks of cooler-than-average conditions mean plants have remained in bud longer than normal, said the Royal Horticultural Society.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Floral Arrangements Will Pay Tribute to Princess Diana
16/04/2018
In the beginning of the month, we learned that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had selected Phillippa Craddock as the official florist for their big day. And in the latest royal wedding news, we've just learned that the couple will be working with Craddock to design custom floral arrangements that pay a sweet and sentimental tribute to the Prince's late mother, Princess Diana.
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Plants and flowers that could be killers for your pets that you should avoid - and it isn't just lilies you need to think about
11/04/2018
With spring here, there can be many dangers lurking in our gardens for our beloved pets
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Mysterious bamboo flowers every 120 years, then dies
11/04/2018
Botanists the world over are mystified by a Chinese bamboo that flowers at long intervals. Historians report that the Giant Chinese Timber Bamboo produced a huge crop of flowers in the year 919. It bloomed again in 1114, again about 1725, and again about 1845. Phyllostachys bambusoides​ flowers at 120-year intervals, with very few flowers or none in between. Flowering must super-stress the plants, for they die soon after.
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New flower show "brings people together"
11/04/2018
A new BBC show on community flower and landscape projects will bring a positive community message to our screens according to it’s presenter Chris Bavin.   Britain in Bloom follows the efforts of 15 communities around the UK to brighten up their towns and villages ahead of competition judges' arrival. The show takes its title from the 55 year-old Britain in Bloom scheme, which was setup to boost the floral showing of British townscapes, much like France’s Fleurissement de France.
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Flowers that give us chocolate are ridiculously hard to pollinate
11/04/2018
The most important seeds on the planet — they give us candy bars and hot cocoa, after all — come from pods created by dime-sized flowers on cacao trees. Growers of commercial fruit crops expect 50 to 60 percent of flowers to make a fruit, or pod, says Emily Kearney of the University of California. But worldwide norms run closer to 15 to 30 percent. In Ecuadorian plantings, cacao achieves a mere 3 to 5 percent pollination.
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How to Make the Most of Spring Flowers at Home
11/04/2018
As they release their debut book, the duo behind flower studio Worm London share their tips on how to find, arrange and look after the season’s florals
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