in the MSc lab

Reading at Reading

Thank you MSc Plant Diversity at Reading, Global Plant Biodiversity and Conservation module, for giving UK & Irish threatened garden cultivars a hearing on Friday. These snaps are from our late morning session, investigating Fuchsia cultivars threatened in cultivation – starting with Reading Herbarium specimens, of course. Hello @RNGherb ! And what were we reading? …

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Treasure room

In the past weeks you have been invited to discover the wonderful gardens of Norfolk, such as the private garden of the Bishop of Norwich, The Harralds, Bressingham, The National Collection of Fuchsia introduced by James Lye and East Ruston Old Vicarage. Last but not least in this series of posts about the AGM weekend, I have to talk about the …

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Terroir

Terroir - that untranslatable French word which encompasses the geography, geology and microclimate of a vineyard and contributes to the characteristics of the resultant wine.  The chalk layer which rises to the surface to produce the vineyards of Champagne also outcrops in Surrey and at Denbies Wine Estate on the outskirts of Dorking, the geography …

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