Archive for 10/12/2014

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20 Effortless Terrarium Ideas

Are you looking for a quick and easy project? Why not try creating a terrarium? All you need are a few supplies. If I can do it, so can you. I love to create terrariums. It probably comes from my love for miniature gardening. You see, a terrarium is like a miniature garden under glass. All you need are some of your favourite plants, a glass container, soil, charcoal  and small rocks and you are set to go. I like to use succulents as they are easy to care for and very slow-growing. You want to try to find small indoor plants or succulents. I like to buy my plants in 2″ pots for ease of handling. There are so many great terrarium ideas on Hometalk. Above is a board I clipped to show you just a few ideas to get you started. I love the mason jar idea…

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Official blog of the Met Office news team

With strong winds affecting parts of the country today, there has been a lot of talk about ‘weather bombs‘ – but what are they and what do they mean for our weather?

First of all, it’s important to stress the UK is not being ‘hit’ by a weather bomb – the track of the low pressure system is well to the north of the UK, on roughly the same latitude as Iceland. We’re feeling its influence remotely.

This means we are not getting the very strongest winds associated with this system, but far north-western parts of the UK are seeing winds in the 70-80mph range as forecast. Further south the winds are much less strong – so London, for example, is unlikely to see even gale force gusts and mean wind speeds will be much lower.

Another point is that the ‘bomb’ element, the rapid deepening of the…

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