It was “a fluke” that only one person was killed by a falling tree branch in Kew Gardens last year, an inquest heard today.
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Saturday 31 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Model Lily Cole launched a campaign yesterday to save one billion trees in the Amazon rainforest.
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Legends of the fall: The golden, dying sunlight of autumn makes even drying seedheads look spectacular
Sunday 04 October 2009
Dylan Thomas said we should rage against the dying of the light. Though I can imagine many of us feel like stomping at the very least while the autumn nights get shorter, the dying of the light does have some advantages. As winter draws in, the sun moves through a lower arc in the sky, and light angles in the garden become much longer and more golden, lighting up leaves and drying seedheads as dusk approaches. And as we move closer to the winter solstice, the sun doesn't just travel a lower ' path across the sky, it also rises and sets further to the south every day, narrowing the angle from which sunlight appears.
Who's Frank?: An east London community project is making a horticultural hullabaloo of unsung heroes
Sunday 05 July 2009
Sunday 28 June 2009
Here's a chance to invest in thrift – more than 100,000 people are on waiting lists for allotments so a group of Midlands businessmen have come up with a plan to raise money, buy up local gardening plots and let them out to those seeking the good life.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Award winning photographer Daniel Beltrá has released new images of his trip to the Amazon Rainforest.
Saturday 25 April 2009
Go down to Kew in lilac time, wrote the poet Alfred Noyes in a ditty called The Barrel Organ, singing the praises of the blossoms and the birds in the Royal Botanic Gardens at the height of the spring. Shame he didn’t mention the butterflies.
Saturday 25 April 2009
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Saturday 07 February 2009
Friday 02 January 2009
Friday 05 December 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/a-nice-green--3.html">A Nice Green Leaf: Honey, I Gave the Garden a Fungus</a>
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Whilst other bloggers seem to have been having wonderful mycological adventures, I am stuck with rubbish news.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/today_in_politics/index.html" target="_blank">Today in Politics: What's new?</a>
Wednesday 27 August 2008
After three weeks away from the Westminster hothouse on my summer break, what has changed?
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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