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Grow Wild launches UK's biggest ever wild flower sowing campaign with Countryfile

Photo of Ellie Harrison
Tue, 2014-04-15 14:29

In March and April, Grow Wild teamed up with BBC Countryfile to give away thousands of packets of seeds to inspire people to get sowing native wild flowers..As well as the huge free seed giveaway there was a series of exclusive events to celebrate this huge boost to growing UK native wild flowers. 

Tiptoeing through the tulips

Photo of Tulipa saxatilis
Mon, 2014-04-14 17:08

Tulipa (tulips; Liliaceae) is a genus of geophytes with about 76 species, occurring from south-western Europe and North Africa to Central Asia. The long history of cultivation of the genus means that the taxonomy and classification of the genus have been complicated by selection, hybridization and the occurrence of naturalized populations outside the native range, notably in Western Europe.

Legumes of the World Online

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:34

In July 2005, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew published Legumes of the World, a book containing an encyclopaedic overview of the current knowledge of the 727 genera then recognised in the family Leguminose (Fabaceae).