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Plant Health team: Dr Stephanie Bird / RHS Gardening


Enquiries may be about plant problems or beneficial organisms and cover invertebrate identifications such as bee-fly in the spring, through to advising on pear rust in the summer, what is causing the holes in leaves in autumn and the best plants to promote pollinating insects in the winter...knowing which plants are already being grown and to what extent will help us develop recommendations to improve gardens for pollinators
Plant Health team: Dr Andrew Salisbury / RHS Gardening


For the past few years I have led and collaborated on research focusing on the importance of garden plants for invertebrates, including pollinators, the distribution of non-native insects and investigating whether the geographical origin of garden plants affects the abundance and diversity of invertebrates they support...Whether investigating the best plants for supporting pollinators, or researching the most appropriate methods of mitigating damage caused by some invertebrates, gardeners will be...
See RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) plant, fruit & veg award winners / RHS Gardening


plants/articles/graham-rice/patio-plants-for-pollinators...Plantsman Graham Rice picks 10 of the best AGM-winning patio plants that are also perfect for pollinators
Plant pests: research and advice from the RHS entomology team / RHS Gardening


The entomologists inform RHS Perfect for Pollinators which promotes the use of garden plants that provide resources for pollinating insects
RHS launches largest scale plant collecting exercise to date / RHS Gardening


underpinning the conservation of the unique diversity of the nation?s garden plants by linking to living collections, helping to unravel a plant?s origins and development, and as a resource for future breeding programmes which will increasingly focus on their role in helping to mitigate the impact of climate change...Records such as these provide an important point of reference for what any given plant is and its uses ? such as attraction to pollinators or ability to capture carbon
Read RHS blog about plant scientific research & science projects / RHS Gardening


With pollinators from the outside excluded farmers purchase the bumblebees to avoid the unenviable task of pollinating crops by hand on a grand scale...It does however lead to better pollination, allowing sick plants to produce more seeds than they would normally...Understanding more about this complex relationship between plant disease, plants and insects is going to be fascinating
RHS blog: studying bees and plant diseases / RHS Gardening


I place clean feeding towers in the arena, hidden under which are tomato plants, some of which have been sprayed with natural plant products that induce symptoms resembling infection with a plant virus...By understanding how bees interact with diseased plants I hope to be able to understand more about how viruses change plant biochemistry to manipulate insects and help their spread...Learn mre about plants that encourage pollinating insects such as bees into your garden
RHS predictions for plant trends 2019 / RHS Gardening


Heathers too will be spurred by innovations such as the newly-replanted Heather Landscape at RHS Garden Wisley and their Plants for Pollinators status
Plant displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival / RHS Gardening


The Exotick plants were a recreation of a part of Queen Mary II?s extensive 17th century plant collection
RHS Garden Rosemoor plant of the month blog / RHS Gardening


Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips ? all to help you grow successfully...R. sanguineum 'White Icicle' is a wonderful addition to any spring garden for its fragrance, simple beauty of its flowers and of course wildlife value, providing nectar for early pollinators...We aim to enrich everyone?s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place

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