The rich green and vibrant red colours of Holly remind us of the festive period and help keep spirits high. What a perfect plant it is, then, to celebrate the month of December.
Every November, men around the world leave their upper-lip untamed and grow fabulous moustaches to raise awareness for mens health. Here are the stories of three botanists who made incredible contributions to science and had excellent moustaches.
11 November is observed as a Remembrance Day, in honour of those who died during the First World war. In this blog post, I'm going to introduce you to the Flanders Poppy, the symbol of the First World War and explain the history behind why this delicate little flower became associated with one of the most infamous wars in recent history.
If you're at the beginning of your PhD journey, half way through, looking back fondly or even curious to know what a PhD is like, hopefully you'll get a glimpse of my experience by looking at some of the joys and regrets from my PhD.
As we move towards winter, Chrysanthemums, the birth flower of November, provides much needed light and warmth. It's almost as if it was designed to remind us of the suns imminent return.
In my final road trip post (for now) I’ll cover a few of the plants I spotted in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Leicestershire including an early Christmas present, a butterfly friendly beauty and a quietly reliable flower.
October marks the beginning of my favourite season. The days get colder, jumpers get woolier and drinks get warmer. It's perfect, then, that warming Marigolds are the birth flower for October. But what is a Marigold?
Dr Waheed Arshad is a Botanical Data Specialist from Candide Gardening. From pressing plants at school to graduating with a PhD, Waheed's journey as a botanist has been incredibly interesting, and he's just getting started.
In my penultimate road trip post, I'll cover a few of the plants I spotted in Gloucester, Worcester and Shropshire, including a recipe for instant love, an unlikely member of a cathedral garden and a soul guiding fruit.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that aims to highlight research into breast cancer. Last month, my wonderful Mum was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. While she's undergoing treatment, I decided I would distract myself by doing what I do best - researching plants.