Monday digest

Hope you’ve all caught up with the fact that The Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough is showing on TV One on Tuesdays at 8.30pm. Filmed at Kew Gardens,  last week’s first episode dealt with wet zone plants. If you missed it, the episode is available from TVNZ on demand.

Here is a short introduction to the series.

While we’re on the subject of Kew visit the Fungarium at Kew in this video (5min35). Why are fungi important? Watch and learn – they are essential to plant life and so all life on this planet.

Another Behind the Scenes at Kew video, this one on the Millennium Seed Bank (5min17). Did you know that the only time a plant can move is when it’s a seed?

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden (although judging by the photos the meaning of “natural” in Dubai may be a bit different).

And check out this stunning gallery of photos from the International Garden Photographer of the year 2013. The winner is Dennis Frates for a shot taken in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.


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