Category Archives: In The Garden

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Greener Fungicides Are Safer

Exploiting a little-known punch/counterpunch strategy in the ongoing battle between disease-causing fungi and crop plants, scientists in Canada are reporting development of a new class of “green” fungicides that could provide a safer, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional fungicides.

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What Would Darwin Do?

Treasure chests stuffed with tools, seeds, flower presses and plant guides are being distributed to every state primary school in the UK to kindle children's enthusiasm for science and botany.

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Secrets Of A Long, Sane Life

A daily tipple and a potter in the garden are the keys to a long and healthy life, Australian research has revealed.

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Using Plants To Control Plants

Some plants are biologically capable of eliminating other plants. That's sparked interest in using them for weed control.

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Putting Children In Children’s Gardens

Adults make many assumptions about children and gardening, and instead of enlisting the creativity and innovative thinking of young people, they often involve children in the more mundane tasks of planting, weeding, and watering.