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We already have the Herbology blog and the herbarium on twitter (@aristolochia), but from 2016 we will also be contributing images to the Manchester Museum’s Instagram account. So if you’re on Instagram and are interested in museums, herbaria or just beautiful things – please take a look at our images.

 

Advent Botany 2015 – Christmas Day: The Christmas Cactus

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By Alastair Culham My grandfather grew a huge Christmas cactus which flowered regularly every year.  It spent the summers in a shady spot in the garden and the winters indoors away from the frost. …

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Advent Botany 2015 – Day 24: King Protea

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By Robbie Blackhall-Miles Every year in preparation for Christmas a king from a distant land honours me with its presence. The king of which I speak is a Protea cynaroides, the King Protea, plant t…

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Advent Botany 2015 – Day 23: Night of the Radishes

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By Emma Cooper When you think about Christmas plants you probably think about holly and ivy, possibly Christmas trees and poinsettias, and maybe even Brussels sprouts and parsnips. But I bet you do…

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Advent Botany 2015 – Day 22: Healing Christmas: Cinnamon

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By Macarena Cárdenas

Think of the smell and taste of Christmas and Cinnamon may come to your mind, the sweet essence of mulled wine, or in the warmth of the apple and cinnamon pudding. But perhaps something you never thought is that cinnamon may help to keep the doctor away.

Published on the Culham Research Group blog: follow this link to read more: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/crg/advent-botany-2015-day-22-cinnamon/

 

Advent Botany 2015 – Day 21: Winter mint

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By Jeanne Osnas and Katherine Preston (Botanists in the Kitchen) @BitKBlog The candy cane, that red- and white-striped hard candy imbued with peppermint oil, is a signature confection of the winter…

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Advent Botany 2015 – Day 20: Sugar

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By Jeanne Osnas and Katherine Preston (Botanists in the Kitchen) @BitKBlog Editor’s note: Botany meets the chopping board today in the first of two stories by the Botanists in the Kitchen.  L…

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