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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Plants

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Quiz: How much do you know about flowers?
Test your knowledge.
Where should I put house plants so they look great and don't die?
Different rooms are good for different plants, writes Grainne O’Reilly.
Over 500 plant species became extinct in the past 250 years, new study finds
A new study has found that plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than ‘natural’ rates.
Staying alive: 6 striking plants to bring green into your home (even if you don't have green fingers)
Our pick of low maintenance but hardworking houseplants with high survival rates.
'Losing the war of the rhododendrons': Healy-Rae says invasive weed in Killarney is getting worse
Last year Healy-Rae said the army should be sent to Killarney National Park. 12 months on, he says the situation is getting worse.
5 plants to replace your Christmas tree when it's gone
Even for the laziest plant-owners.
Pics: Gardaí attend Dublin house fire, seize €110,000 worth of cannabis from the growhouse on the property
Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade attended the house fire at a property on Brian Road in Marino just after 7am this morning.
Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research
The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.
A jungle high above the city streets - living in Milan's elite 'Vertical Forest'
The matching skyscrapers have won multiple awards worldwide for their design by architect Stefano Boeri.
Gardaí say prickly hedges can help prevent burglaries
They also want people to avoid posting holiday photos while away from home.
Man due in court after bag of drugs found in Carlow house
The two other men who were arrested have been released without charge.
Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites
Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.
Here's the seasonal veg you can enjoy raw this autumn
Michael Kelly gives us the latest on what we should be planting this autumn and a great recipe for beetroot, apple and carrot Salad.
Food growing isn't just for those with ten acres, you can even grow stuff at your desk
We know that many people who are interested in growing their own are a little daunted by the whole thing – but it’s no big deal, trust me, writes Michael Kelly.
A hidden 'forest of cannabis' was found in London
There were around 150 plants in total.
Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them
Many of the crops grown here depend on bees to pollinate them.
Bees are disappearing - and scientists are warning about worrying knock-on problems
Scientists want to move bee populations to new areas.
Cannabis plants worth €360k seized in Meath
One man has been arrested.
A Gardener's Diary: The start of sowing season – and some tips for planting
It may not quite be summer yet, but it’s time to get planting those seeds!
Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?
A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.
Four for court over €200,000 Galway cannabis haul
Cannabis growing paraphernalia was also discovered during yesterday’s raid in Ballygar.
Scientists have discovered new plant language
“The next question is, ‘What exactly are they telling each other?’”
Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...
Gardening expert and holistic practitioner Fiann Ó Nualláin shares some of his secrets on how to survive the summer.
10 things that nobody, NOBODY is good at
Gardaí have seized €160 million worth of cannabis in four years
There was a huge increase in the number of cannabis plants seized last year.
Sheep-eating tree blooms in the UK
And just in case that wasn’t scary enough, it’s also 10 foot tall.
Column: Plants are at the heart of many crucial global issues facing us today
The economic and societal importance of plants is hard to underestimate; in order to meet the global challenges facing us today, we need to invest time and money into this sector, writes Eoin Lettice.
Court for men charged in connection with cannabis seizures
The two men, both in their forties, will appear before Donegal Town District Court this morning.
€500,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Leitrim
Two men have been arrested after Gardaí discovered the plants in two separate raids.
€1m worth of cannabis plants seized
Two men are being questioned on latest drugs find while an eighth man is being charged this morning as part of Operation Nitrogen crackdown.
Gardaí seize 800 cannabis plants, arrest five men in Cork
The cannabis plants were found in a warehouse at Rathcormac, Fermoy, Co Cork.
Cannabis factory uncovered in Donegal
Two men were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Buncrana Garda Station.
Two arrested over Laois cannabis cultivation
A cannabis cultivation site was discovered by gardaí in Ballacolla yesterday.
Gardaí seize 'up to 100 cannabis' plants from Laois house
A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene in connection with the drug seizure.
Will the Eiffel Tower be turned into a 'giant tree'?
A new scheme could see 600,000 plants dominating the Parisian skyline…
Climate change is 'shrinking' animals
Animals across the planet are shrinking in size due to the impact that climate change is having on their natural habitats, according to researchers.
Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home
The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.