ARTICLES RELATING TO PLANTS

Deadly plant disease threatens $250m rose business

2018-09-20 13:15

An incurable rose disease is causing major damage to a $250-million-a-year rose business in the US.

SA allergy medicines are based on European plants — here's why

2018-06-19 07:17

Alien plants are responsible for most allergies in South Africa.

Make a pretty display stand

2018-05-14 16:37

Make a pretty display stand for your favourite succulents.

Help! My houseplants keep dying, how do I make it stop?

2018-03-02 12:52

Here are a few tips to make sure your indoor greenery stays luscious and green instead of going dry and brown.

Botanical gardens a lifeboat for threatened plants

2017-09-27 08:33

Botanical gardens are a Noah's Ark for endangered plants, collectively safeguarding four out of 10 species known to face extinction, researchers say.

Green activists, rangers face off over Poland's ancient forest

2017-07-04 20:33

Several hundred environmental activists and forest rangers have held rival protests in southern Poland over large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland.

Five useful plants to add to your garden or window sill

2017-06-05 15:34

Apart from their stunning decorative purpose, these flowers also have many useful benefits.

'BioBlitz' scientists to survey California desert valley

2017-04-07 15:32

Scientists are set to fan out across a California desert valley to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt.

'Doyenne of SA herb industry' Margaret Roberts passes away

2017-03-04 18:57

Herbal specialist Margaret Roberts has passed away, her daughter confirmed on a social media post.

How to create a pretty succulent frame

2016-10-06 13:52

Want to add a bit of greenery in your life but don’t know where to start? We have just the thing.

 

SEE: 10 flowers that look like humans and animals

2018-06-21 08:08

Bumblebee orchids and dragon flowers are just a few of these unusual plants.

This multi-coloured mielie is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

2018-05-23 17:29

Glass Gem mielies, rainbow-coloured maize, became an Internet sensation in 2012 and is now sold by Native Seeds/SEARCH based in Arizona.

SA proteas are all the rage at overseas weddings - last year we exported 3.4 million to keep up with demand

2018-04-21 14:32

Because proteas can be dried, they work for every season.

Here’s why you should take your houseplant to work

2018-01-18 10:00

Put a bit of greenery on your desk – it can lift your mood and offer health benefits.

Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study

2017-07-05 18:31

Maligned as a bee-killer and possibly cancer-causing, a common herbicide has turned out to be a boon for tadpoles making them more toxic to predators, researchers say.

1000s protest logging in Poland's ancient forest

2017-06-25 20:33

Thousands have demonstrated in Warsaw demanding an end to large-scale logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest.

28 000 plant species for medical use

2017-05-19 21:29

More than 28 000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits.

Wildflowers, dormant for years, bloom across California

2017-04-01 11:41

Rain-fed wildflowers have been sprouting in the California desert after lying dormant for years...producing a spectacular display that's been drawing record crowds.

Succulent nail trend: pretty, but very impractical

2016-10-31 12:02

This botanical-inspired beauty trend is both a dream and a nightmare.

Weather wreaks havoc on French truffles

2016-02-25 22:44

The key Tricastin market for black truffles in southeastern France is closing two weeks early because of 'catastrophic' underproduction blamed on a hot summer and a mild winter.

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