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Claire Bickerton
I'm interested in plants, food and people and putting them all together to make happier people.
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Claire Bickerton 25 Jun 18
Replying to @Wildgoosesusie
Lush 😋. Great photo x
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James Wong 10 Jun 18
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Northern Ireland more...
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James Wong 26 Apr 18
Never been sure about this taxidermy trend. So here’s my playful protest, using a mounted stag horn fern (instead of a stag’s head) on my wall. I water it just once a fortnight by dunking it in a bucket for 10 mins.
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The Foragers 3 Apr 18
Back in the day, even using a pen required a trip into the forest! We made medieval ink from foraged oak galls.
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Regular Frog 2 Apr 18
In 1977, it seems, my mum got badly overdrawn and tried to get the bank off her neck by writing a poem. More astonishingly yet, it appears the bank... um... wrote one back. Well played, Midland. Well played mum.
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Rachael Swindon #ReachOverTheNoise 26 Mar 18
Andrew is fed through a tube and uses an eye gaze computer to communicate with others, but the Tories have decided he no longer needs assistance with mobility. This is plain nasty. But look over there at Jeremy Corbyn.
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James Wong 20 Mar 18
Interviewing a professor of philosophy today for the new Radio4 doc I am working on on plant intelligence. He argues it’s unethical to eat seedless grapes as it violates a plant’s right to reproduce. Essentially therefore there is no way to eat ethically.
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Claire Bickerton 21 Mar 18
Replying to @markwildfood
That sounds totally fabulous!
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Mark Williams 12 Feb 18
Lots of events now on my website. Early booking recommended as they usually sell out fast! RTs appreciated :)
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Dr Neil Entwistle 11 Feb 18
Yes it’s cold outside, but spare a thought for people near the Irtysh river in Russia, which froze over in a very interesting pattern...
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🍄🏴‍☠️ Mushroom Mike 🐺🦞🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 14 Feb 18
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James Wong 13 Jan 18
Yes! In fact most evidence for garlic’s health benefits actually comes from trials using garlic powder in capsules rather than fresh. Letting them soak in room temp water for a few minutes before using ups the content of the active ingredient too. ☺️
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Monica Wilde 27 Dec 17
Food labelling honesty. When I know, I can choose not to buy them. should be sacrosanct & never hidden. These chemicals are not what I want dissolving in a gin and tonic!
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James Wong 30 Dec 17
‘Raw’, ‘unfiltered’, ‘live’ water is now a thing. Just $36 a bottle. It’s as if people don’t know safe, clean tap water has been one society’s greatest achievements. If only that $36 went to ensuring more people had that privilege.
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Sue Foster 16 Dec 17
Just found this frugal recipe for compost heap jelly - looks like a great way of using up orange, lemon and apple peel
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Kew Science 12 Dec 17
BBC Radio 4 Today programme (starts at 1:19:54) features Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at Kew, speaking about Judi Dench documentary and how trees communicate with each other using fungi, which Kew is researching
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James Wong 23 Nov 17
Decorative squashes are sold as 'decorative' for a reason. They contain cucurbitacins, intensely bitter toxins produced by wild squash plants as a defence against herbivores. It took generations of painstaking breeding to remove these to create the edible squash we know today.
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James Wong 21 Nov 17
The fuzz that makes Edelweiss flowers white is a mesh of hollow filaments covered in hair-like nanostructures. So tiny they are about the same as the wavelength of UV light, they help shield the plant from solar radiation in its mountain home.
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James Wong 12 Nov 17
In the 20th century there was a craze for ‘Atomic Gardening’. Plants blasted with radiation to create weird & wonderful mutations were sold as ‘atomically energised’. There was even an Atomic Gardening Society in the UK right up until the 1980s. ☢️
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Claire Bickerton 30 Oct 17
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