Welcome to Advent botany 2020. This year seems a good opportunity to feature some of the blogs that have been published over the past seven years to provide lockdown reading during the current COVID pandemic. Each winter evening you will have another Advent botany story to read.Each day I will be transferring one or more of our previous blogs to this new site and using the opportunity to update information where needed. If you have a favourite blog and would like to talk about why you enjoyed it or what you learned from it then please send me a short video (30 sec-2 min) giving your comments on the topic that I can then embed in the blog as an introduction. if you would like to update any of the blogs then let me know and I’ll book you in to make a contribution.
|1 – Ivy, Hedera helix L.||6 – Sgan T’Sek – Corylus cornuta
||11 – The joy of citrus
||16 – Chestnuts roasting in Paris
||21 – Sprouts
|2 – Mulled wine, spices and spikenard
||7 – The golden bough and golden Sickle
||12 – A Christmas tonic
||17 – Oh Christmas tree!
||22 – Let it snow!
|3 – Ilex, Holly
||8 – Night of the radishes revisited
||13 – Cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
||18 – Alright mate?
||23 – Hope
|4 – Mahleb, Prunus mahaleb L., a ground cherry pip
||9 – Qulliq
||14 – Vaccinium vitis-idaea, the lingonberry
||19 – all in a pickle
||24 – Coal
|5 – Hazel, Corylus avellana L.
||10 – Spikemoss stories
||15 – Today’s date
||20 – the Gomphothere
||25 – The Great Conjunction