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Flower power: a florist’s cottage blooms in the dark

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In florist Keith Dawson’s garden, the predominant colour is green. Hedges of hornbeam line the long alleyways, creating intimate paths that open into a wide lawn with a hawthorn tree at its centre, the focal point of ...

Bluebell blooms hit the brakes after a chilly spring

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Summer in the UK has been exceptionally slow to start this year. A citizen science project called Nature’s Calendar has confirmed that bluebells waited until mid-May to flower, while creamy-white elderflower and rowan...

Sharp rise in Florida manatee deaths as algal blooms hasten food depletion

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Environmental groups in Florida are warning that unusually high numbers of manatee deaths in the first five months of the year, blamed in part on resurgent algal blooms contaminating and destroying food sources, could...

Dwarf pansy blooms on tiny Scilly island after 16-year absence

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The tiny island of Tean was once home to a single resident, a modest chapel, diminutive grazed fields and a dwarf pansy smaller than the tip of a pencil. All these things vanished from the 0.16 sq km Scilly island in ...

Blossom watch day: National Trust urges UK to share blooms

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Life may be getting busier as the long, hard lockdowns come to an end but people are being urged to pause for a few moments to savour the sights and scents of one of nature’s precious but fleeting glories – the bloss...

Blooms with a view: 10 of Britain’s best spring walks

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Britain’s microclimates reliably fast-forward the spring season. Sunny, sheltered Helford in Cornwall rarely gets snow or freezing temperatures, allowing early-spring flowers – including daffodils, white-flowered rams...