Why can you find colourful plants, where they're hardest to see? Iridoplasts, an overlooked plastid, improve photosynthesis and look great while doing it.
Category - Plant Cuttings
Looking back to the annus horribilis that was 2016 we might reflect on the loss of so many icons of the world of music, e.g. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard...
Modern materials get solve long-standing problems, when they get a helping hand from plants.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet", said Shakespeare - who clearly hadn't met any botanists.
Human pollution of the seas is turning a gentle rain of food in the marine abyss into something nastier.
For Valentine's Day Nigel Chaffey finds a tale of an unlikely couple who have set up home together, though it ends in tears.
This week Nigel Chaffey finds he has a vision problem that needs more than a trip to the optician.
This week Nigel Chaffey finds a gentler way to kill a plant.
This week Nigel turns his dry wit on desert plants, and finds a cuticle full of charm.
This week Nigel Chaffey takes a closer look at mosses, the mighty colonisers of the land.