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Plant Cuttings

Visionary plants

A recent spate of books – e.g. Daniel Chamovitz’s “What a plant knows”, Richard Karban’s “Plant Sensing & Communication”, and “Brilliant Green” by Stefano...

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Humans are good for forests

You are all forgiven for doing a ‘double-take’ upon reading that headline. Usually it’s all bad news when humans and forests are concerned, so a statement to...

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Gardeners 1: Snails 0…

We at Cuttings HQ hate waste. So, when, and rather belatedly, spring-cleaning the Cuttings’ archives in August 2016, I unearthed a news item penned for...

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Lichens now 50% bigger…

One of the biggest plant-related stories of recent times concerns one of the smallest entities and makes the point that you shouldn’t just look so far and no...

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Tunicated corpuscle theory

You can’t escape your heritage; we all go through life with an assortment of ‘baggage’ that betrays our origins, whether it’s our accent, cultural preferences...