Archive for January, 2020

Despite the challenges, one Brazilian city is proving that child-friendly planning is not just a ‘rich city’ pursuit.

via Is child-friendly planning a luxury that only rich cities can afford? — Rethinking Childhood


So here we are with the second part of this visit to Houghton Hall in Norfolk, a post refound! Although our main reason for visiting the gardens at Houghton Hall was to explore the land art created by Richard Long within its grounds and house, we also planned to enjoy the gardens in their own […]

via Houghton Hall Part 2 – The Gardens — greenbenchramblings

On January 4, 2020 little tight hellebore buds were tucked in close to the earth. I just checked on them yesterday and they seemed content to stay hidden. Today they have awakened. Yesterday the lemony scent of daphne odora drifted through the air and with today’s breezes the effect is more pronounced.

via January Awakenings — pbmGarden

By MICK ROBERTS © UNLIKE most of Australia, Queensland and Western Australia had a ‘watered-down’ version of the infamous ‘six-o’clock swill’. The ‘swill’ was a nickname given to the frenzied rush by Australians and New Zealanders to buy drinks from… Read More › The post Queensland’s ‘sedated swill’ at 8pm appeared first on TIME GENTS.

via Queensland’s ‘sedated swill’ at 8pm — TIME GENTS

I’ve rarely been as deeply affected emotionally as I was this fall when I attended a pair of demonstrations by young people — teenagers and pre-teens – calling for climate action. These young people want a future they can believe in, and I couldn’t help feeling they deserve it. But how do you reach the…

via Gardening for Climate Action — GardenRant

Here is a post I wrote back in the summer which I thought would be good to post now to bring back memories of warmer days. We always like finding new gardens opening for the NGS, and Oakley Mynd was a real find. As there was no parking we had to park in Bishops Castle […]

via Oakley Mynd – a wildlife garden with views — greenbenchramblings

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Trainee Over the past couple of months I have had the opportunity to present two talks on topics that I am particularly interested in. The first took place in December and was titled “Axolotls: Water Monsters of Mexico”. Axolotls are fascinating creatures, closely related to salamanders, which are native to […]

via Talking at Time and Tide – Part One — Shine A Light

Architect holds the code to the future of residential design projects The post Architect holds the code to the future of residential design projects appeared first on Specifier Review – Architecture – Design – Innovation Kirsty Hammond Continue reading Architect holds the code to the future of residential design projects at Specifier Review.

via Architect holds the code to the future of residential design projects — Specifier Review

On Monday, I mentioned I was going to Brookgreen Gardens for a lecture on insects. So, let’s start off the year with a gate to a lush demonstration garden in the Low Country where I attended the lecture. What were the top three things I learned from the Clemson Extension agent on insects? They have […]

via Thursday Doors — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

In winter I look for signs of spring and in the 10 years that I’ve spent looking closely, the often mild winters have provided glimpses of the coming season far earlier than we expect.

via #FungiFriday: snuffling for shrooms in midwinter — Daniel Greenwood

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