How Kew's pressed plants collection established insights into plant relationships.
Pressed Plants and Possibilities
Blight on the Landscape
Out of the tragedy of the Irish potato famine in 1845, a new discipline in science emerged
Lumping and Splitting
How naturalist Joseph Hooker globally acquired species to build up the first maps of flora
Taming the Exotic
Kathy Willis examines the Victorian race to flower the Amazonian water lily.
Tapping into Rubber
Kathy Willis explores the smuggling of rubber seeds from South America.
Kathy Willis examines Charles Darwin's use of orchids as a scientific tool.
Kathy Willis on the side effects of effortlessly moving plants and seeds around the world.
Patterns from Crossed Peas
Kathy Willis on how Mendel's famous pea experiments helped to revolutionise horticulture.
Towards the Light
Kathy Willis explores the harnessing of plants' ability to photosynthesise their own food.
Kathy Willis examines the mystery of a plant's ability to exist in multiple forms.
Battling Bark and Beetle
Kathy Willis examines the origin and impact of Dutch elm disease across Europe.
Hunt for Diversity
Kathy Willis explores Nikolai Vavilov's pioneering search for unused varieties of crops.
Kathy Willis on how new opportunities opened up for finding medicines from plants.
Signals of Growth
Uncovering the elusive ways plants move and respond to their surroundings.
Kathy Willis describes the tools that are proving essential to map the world's flora.
An Ill Wind
Kathy Willis explores the arboreal benefits that emerged from the great storm of 1987.
Capsules of Life
Kathy Willis uncovers the role seedbanking plays in conserving worldwide plant diversity.
A Useful Weed
Kathy Willis explores the legacy behind the mapping of the first plant genome.
A Blooming Tree of Life
Kathy Willis explores DNA fingerprinting and a new tree of life for plants.
How DNA analysis is providing a new window into the evolution of the tropical rainforest.
Capture and Drawdown
Kathy Willis examines new insights into plants as regulators of our planet.
Green and Pleasant Lands
Kathy Willis examines the importance of green landscapes, parks and gardens.
The Great Providers
Kathy Willis examines how we are building future resilience into our modern crops.
Kathy Willis explores our changing relationship with plants.
Prof Kathy Willis explores our changing relationship with plants.
Final omnibus edition of Prof Kathy Willis's history of our relationship with plants.
Alan Stennett with farming community news, issues and prices.
19/08/19 - Plant body clocks, BBC Focus on Farming and is farming going Back to the Future?
Could understanding the body clocks of plants cut the use of chemicals on the farm?
O’r Mynydd i’r Môr - “gwrando’n fwy gofalus”
O’r Mynydd i’r Môr yn sylweddoli bod angen “gwrando’n fwy gofalus” ar bryderon pobl leol.
The changing face of farming
Chris talks about some of the technological changes on the farm down the decades.
Cupcakes and cycling!
Plus, a fantastic new local singer influenced by the coast and local countryside.