April 2012 Allotment Diary

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Lessons from Nature; Sustainable woodland management in the Peak District; Allotment Diary: manure; planting out broad beans; new fruit area; apple canker; sweet pepper seedlings.

Spider silk spun into violin strings

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Yes really!  A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.  The strings are said to have a “soft and profound timbre” relative to traditional gut or steel strings. BBC