UK IN PICTURES: The New Forest comes alive


Reader Tori Green lives in the New Forest and sent in these quite spectacular images of British flora.

fern unfolding in beautiful light


'Yellow archangel ~ Lamiastrum galebodolon'

brightly coloured beetle on nettle plant

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UK IN PICTURES: Readers' photos of spring


hazel flowersAs spring rapidly turns into summer in the UK many wildflowers are at their best and the trees are full of leaf. These wonderful photos have been sent in from far and wide. Enjoy!

UK IN PICTURES: Common spring flowers


bumblebee on primrose flowerThese glorious pictures were sent to Plant Talk by Jim Dimmock and were taken at the National Trust property Coleton Fishacre, once the 2,000 acre holiday home in Devon of the D'Oyly Carte family.

IN PICTURES: Welwitschia mirabilis


Thumbnail of welwitschia mirabilis Take a closer look at one of the world's botanical oddities.

Madagascar IN PICTURES


madagascar thumbGreg Farrington, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, recently visited the vast island of Madagascar with some of his team of researchers. He was kind enough to share some of his beautiful images of the extraordinary landscapes, plants, and people (and in a break from tradition, some animals too!) with Plant Talk.

UK: Keeping invaders out of the Forest


himalayan balsamThe New Forest is one of the most important areas for wildlife in Western Europe but its rivers and wetlands are threatened by an invasion of non-native plants. The battle lines are drawn and Catherine Chatters describes how she is taking up the fight.