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 Plant culture: the trends to look forward to in 2020

‘I’ve just spent the day at the International Plant Market in Essen, Germany - affectionately known as IPM. 12 halls full to the brim with horticultural prowess from all corners of the globe! Here’s my pick of the up and coming trends!’
 
 

 

Plant culture: the trends to look forward to in 2020

I've been thinking a lot about why Biophilia and biophilic design has much more to do with evolution and the way our senses work, rather than the emotional response to nature that is so-often suggested.
 
Let’s look at one definition of biophilia. The most famous, and most important is that given by EO Wilson - the man who catalysed the development of the concept.
 

 

 

Plants, a waste of investment?

If you look at the dictionary definition of ‘waste’ it is ‘unwanted or unusable materials or substances’, or ‘to use or expend carelessly’. I guess it is the latter definition that the TaxPayers’ Alliance is referring to
 

 

 

12 Major Benefits of Social Media

We are all aware of how important social media is for business these days. We’ve heard how big corporations cash in on popular events with live-tweeting.
 
One of its main advantages is that it allows you to be instant. There’s no waiting for releases to be written and sent out let alone published. It really is ‘newsfeed’ as it happens.
 
 

 

Toxic People

It is estimated that our bodies carry 100 synthetic chemicals more than those of our grandparents. (Source: Environmental Supplement, The Guardian January 2000). For years we’ve been harping on about toxins in the air and of course how plants can clean the air of them.  We’ve reported that the Environment Protection Agency have declared that indoor air can be ten time dirtier than outdoor air and that the World Health Organisation has reported deaths from indoor air pollution reach 1.6 million per year globally.