Gardening

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The unexpected consequences of pruning

We all know that some plants grow back bigger and better after they’ve been damaged – it’s one good reason for pruning some plants. But now scientists have shown that some plants grow back nastier too. Possible future outcomes include increased agricultural yields and decreased pesticide usage.

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Five things to learn from Floriade 2017

For those of you who don’t know, Floriade is a peak spring flower show in Australia. Unfortunately, because it’s focussed almost exclusively on bulbs, it tends to be pretty much the same every year. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be gleaned from a visit; or a review from someone who has checked it out. So, whether or not you’ve had the opportunity to visit Floriade, here are five things you can learn from the event: