If you like your plants dark, a new release ornamental capsicum called ‘Onyx Red’ is sure to be right up your alley. Continue reading
A study undertaken by the Royal Horticultural Society has found that organic slug pellets are almost as effective in controlling gastropods as synthetic alternatives, as well as some surprising news about mulch. Continue reading
New research has uncovered a brilliant but unsettling ability that many plants possess – they can release chemical defences that make their soft tissues so inedible to caterpillars that these predators end up opting to eat each other instead!
Cranbourne Gardens in Victoria is hosting a talk by Mitch Smith on ‘Fascination of Orchid Pollination’ (subtitled ‘Sex, Lies and Seduction’) – hear from Victoria’s premier citizen scientist on orchid pollination all about recent discoveries, especially regarding Victoria’s terrestrial orchids. Continue reading
What could be worse than coral bleaching? A combination of extended warm and higher summer rainfall have created a perfect storm for the further spread of root rot, Phytophthora cinnamomi, whose impact on terrestrial ecosystems has been likened to recent coral bleaching events. Continue reading
Someone had an interesting idea here for a downpipe garden, but it doesn’t seem to be working.
A new hydroponics system designed by a British engineer aims to make hydroponics more accessible to growers. Continue reading
A new intelligent, laser-guided bug zapper is about to be tested on the American market that could revolutionise pest control in horticulture as well as public health. Continue reading
Some of the world’s most endangered orchids are being eaten to extinction in Eastern Europe and Africa, thanks to the combination of a growing middle class and an unregulated market for traditional foods. Continue reading