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October 28, 2014

Sonia and I are both members of Plantlife and have enjoyed working with Deborah and the team at Plantlife Scotland to create TRANSPLANTED. We decided to attach an evening concert to Plantlife Scotland Members Day held on the 25th of October at Birnam Arts Centre. It ha...

October 20, 2014

The East coast leg of our TRANSPLANTED tour saw us perform in two very different venues.

 

On Saturday 18th October we travelled to the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh for a performance in their lecture theatre. The RGBE have been supportive throughout the p...

October 16, 2014

 

We had a wonderful weekend performing TRANSPLANTED at two of National Trust for Scotland's stunning gardens. On friday night we headed down to Dumfries and Galloway to Threave Estate where the Galloway supporters group hosted a unique evening of entertainment. It wasn...

October 8, 2014

First published in The Herald on 8 October, 2014

 

What does sneezewort sound like? A bit slimy. Lichen? Think intertwining, symbiotic melodies. Waxcap mushrooms? Plain murky. Cellist Sonia Cromarty and violinist Alice Rickards of the string duo High Heels and Horse...

 

Plantlife Scotland is delighted to be supporting High Heels and Horse Hair and their TRANSPLANTED project.

Plants and fungi are fundamental to all our lives. Fungi are the great dustbins of the natural world and remove excess plant material. Plants provide oxygen and c...

Bogs – the Cinderella of the natural world.  Bogs really do have bad press; they bring up connotations of wasteland, emptiness, squelchy ground, but taking another look at these wet, heathery places can show them in a different light.

Bogs, or peatlands to use the polit...

September 9, 2014

Having always had a penchant for the sinister, I was immediately attracted to the subject matter for my TRANSPLANTED miniature. Fungi have a certain reputation (largely undeserved) as belonging to the dark side of nature: they grow in shady, damp locations away from vi...

September 1, 2014

As summer moves towards autumn, and grassland flowers fade, a second show of colour can be provided by fungi. Among the most colourful are the waxcaps. In permanent pasture that has not been “improved” by the addition of fertilizer or lime these little mushrooms can pu...

August 23, 2014

Not in fact a plant, but a lichen. I saw some of these little beauties when I took shelter next to a damp rock on a wet, sullen winter’s day in the Affric Hills.  Now I’m quite fascinated by lichens, which seem to surround us in their huge variety wherever the air is c...

A Scottish bog in summer can be a haven of calm, as imagined by David Ward in his post for this blog. All too often, however, a still day means the midges are out in force.

One little bog plant, the sundew, has turned this situation to its advantage in an unusual way –...

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