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The Plant hunter and The Millennium Seed Bank Project
Thursday 24, April 2008 - BBC
A series of narrated stills showing the progress of Michael Way across Chile as he searches for seeds for the Kew Garden's Wakehurst Place Millennium Seed Bank.
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World's oldest tree that took root 10,000 years ago
Friday 18, April 2008 - The Daily Mail
The world's oldest tree has been found - 9,550 years after taking root. The spruce began growing in central Sweden shortly after the Ice Age and is still going strong. Researchers carbon-dated genetic material to suggest it hails from 7,542BC.

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A Titan arum's finest hour at Eden
Monday  February 5,  2007 - The Mail
The world's largest and probably smelliest flower is in its final hours of full bloom and pungent odour before it reaches its tallest height and dies

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Scientists grow plants from 200-year-old seeds
Wednesday September 20, 2006 - Daily Mail
Seed scientists from the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, the Royal Botanic Gardens site in West Sussex have planted a few seeds from 32 different species of seeds found in 40 small packets. The seeds were stored in a red leather-bound notebook within files held at The National Archives and collected during a trip to the Cape of Good Hope in 1803....

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Gardeners can slow climate change
Sunday June 11, 2006 - Guardian Unlimited
Britain's gardeners are being asked to open up their borders, lawns and shrubs to help tackle the world's greatest environmental threat...

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God's own county
Firday June 2, 2006 - Guardian Unlimited
North Yorkshire has just been voted the most beautiful county in England. It's better than that, says bestselling author GP Taylor - it's paradise on earth...

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