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Family 'blown away' with gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Family 'blown away' with gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
A PURLEY family were "blown away" after winning a gold medal at the famous Chelsea Flower Show for the second year running. Bill and Joan Lockyer, both 70, along with their son Simon, who...
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RHS Science blog: Gardening in a Lycra motion capture suit / RHS Gardening

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Find out about a joint research project (RHS & Coventry University) on choosing the right tools and methods to reduce the risk of injury: RHS Science blog.
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Plants are good parents too! 'Mother' plants 'teach' seeds when to grow by ... - Daily Mail

Plants are good parents too! 'Mother' plants 'teach' seeds when to grow by ... - Daily Mail | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Scientists in York and Exeter discovered 'mother' plants teach seeds about the seasons to regulate when they germinate, giving them the best possible start in life.
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A tale of two poppies | Kew Blogs

A tale of two poppies | Kew Blogs | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Of the c. 70 species of poppy within the genus Papaver (Papaveraceae), two have been responsible for two very different, but equally influential, tasks during the past century. They are P. rhoeas L. (common poppy, corn poppy, field poppy) and P. somniferum L. (opium poppy, or literally ‘sleep-inducing’ poppy). They have a rich history of economic, medical and scientific importance, peppered with sad irony.
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Growing Bird Seed

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Pflanzen, die Samen für die Vögel, wie dieser liatris bieten anziehen Drosseln und andere geflügelte Wunder.


Pflanzen haben viel mehr zu bieten als nur schöne Blumen zu bieten. Warum nicht das Beste aus Ihrem Garten bekommen durch den Anbau von Pflanzen, um Vögel zu füttern? Hier finden Sie 8 große Blüten, die Samen für Vögel bieten.


Folgen Sie dem Foto-Link, um die Liste zu finden.
Via Debra Anchors
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Guest Post. Poppies: A blessing, a curse and a moment of reflection

Guest Post. Poppies: A blessing, a curse and a moment of reflection | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Papaver dubium in Norfolk, UK. Photo by the author.
A week early, the red poppy is the Organism of the Month of July here at Plant Scientist.
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Tending the Auriculas

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Today seemed like a good day to tend the Primula auricula bed by weeding, feeding and cleaning. The above photo shows the bed after I got everything all cleaned up. the plants are in full to just p...
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Hoe hoe grow: Auricula spectacular

Hoe hoe grow: Auricula spectacular | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
There is a great sense of history surrounding Auriculas, just as there is around roses, and this adds to their appeal, for me. The original Auricula (Primula Auricula) is a small, usually yellow flower growing in Alpine meadows, ...
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Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery - RedOrbit

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery - RedOrbit | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
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Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery
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It seems so straightforward and yet the more scientists learn, the more complex the story becomes.
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A Brief Survey Of East End Garden History | Spitalfields Life

A Brief Survey Of East End Garden History | Spitalfields Life | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Celebrating the publication of her new book The Gardens of the British Working Class by Yale University Press, Margaret Willes offers this brief horticultural history of the East End.
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Environmental factors may not play a large role in the establishment ...

Environmental factors may not play a large role in the establishment ... | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
However, when Dr Kelsey Glennon of the Wits School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences and a team of international collaborators tested this long-standing hypothesis, they found that, more often than not, ...
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Scientists Say Microbes Create Hardier, Bigger Crops—Without Chemicals

Scientists Say Microbes Create Hardier, Bigger Crops—Without Chemicals | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a tiny new natural friend for farmers that could mean using fewer agricultural chemicals to grow our food. (Could there be a future with no toxic chemicals on crops? New science shows the promise of how healthy bacteria...
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Delicate but tough - and bursting with colour - auriculas are all the rage again - Daily Mail

Delicate but tough - and bursting with colour - auriculas are all the rage again - Daily Mail | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Traditionally, auriculas have been displayed in individual clay pots on wooden staging, known as an auricula theatre, so that each plant can be carefully scrutinised.
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ALI MARSHALL: My top 10 gardening likes plus things I would definitely 'unlike' - Torquay Herald Express

ALI MARSHALL: My top 10 gardening likes plus things I would definitely 'unlike' - Torquay Herald Express | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
Now that the dreaded first column is over and done with, I feel I should tell you a bit more about myself and my gardening life. According to a recent scientific study, our Facebook profile is...
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How to divide Auriculas - YouTube

A short video by experienced Woottens staff on how to divide Primula Auriculas
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Seeds: up close and personal

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Seeds are the plant equivalent of an armoured vehicle. They carry the offspring of plants out into the dangerous world and protect them until the time is right for them to grow into new plants. The...
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Single Tree Grows 40 Kinds Of Fruit | IFLScience

Single Tree Grows 40 Kinds Of Fruit | IFLScience | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
In an ongoing series on hybridizing fruit trees, Syracuse University sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit is true to its name. Most of the year, it looks pretty ordinary, but in the spring, the tree blossoms display various tones of pink, crimson, and white. Then, from July through October, it bears 40 different types of stone fruit, including almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. 
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Plants respond defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves - The Independent

Plants respond defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves - The Independent | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
The Independent Plants respond defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves The Independent A team led by senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University and Rex Cocroft, a Professor in the Division of...
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Aurikeln, die künstlichsten echten Blumen der Welt (Chelsea 2014)

http://www.Gartenvideo.com DAS deutschsprachige Portal für Gartenvideos. http://www.Lubera.com Unser Lubera Pflanzenshop Sabine Reber führ Markus in die Welt der Aurikeln ein. Aurikeln,...
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Chelsea Flower Show hat-trick for Purley family - Croydon Advertiser

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Chelsea Flower Show hat-trick for Purley family
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"Auriculas are April plants and keeping them ready for May is hard enough. But this year we were running around every five minutes to put the plants in a cold spot.
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The auricula spectacular - The Oxford Times

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The auricula spectacular
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I love auriculas, especially at this time of year when they produce their pristine flowers.
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Daily Flower Candy – An Unknown Auricula | The Frustrated Gardener

Daily Flower Candy – An Unknown Auricula | The Frustrated Gardener | Auriculas and  other Gardening topics | Scoop.it
To cultivate the perfect specimen, The National Auricula and Primula Society recommend protecting plants from rain in winter and taking care, when watering in spring and summer, not to splash the leaves.
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Give Fancy Plants a Chance - The Bath Magazine

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Talk to most keen gardeners and there’s usually one plant or group of plants that got us hooked in the first place. For me it was native wild flowers, which are still among my favourite plants.
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Linnaeus, and the Flower Clock

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This is a very interesting Flower Clock based on observations made by Carl Linnaeus, the dude who is considered the Father of Modern Taxonomy . . . that is, he is responsible for a lot of those ton...
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