Archive for September, 2020

Some of you may know that I am a judge for the Green Flag Award, the system for assessing public parks, gardens and open spaces in the UK and beyond.

Well this year, as timescales were thrown out of kilter by the pandemic, the guys at HQ decided to ask the judges to enter a virtual Garden Show of their own. This involved sending in a limited number of photographs in a range of different categories. The results are shown below…yours truly did pretty well!







I’ll either leave this or rip it out and replace it because it is really too much.Pick a side, because the middle ground is disappearing. What’s true on the political front is equally true on the gardening front. Over the summer, I have watched gardeners in my region go all out for natives, ruthlessly getting…

It’s gardener vs. gardener season — GardenRant

HeyJude’s challenge ‘Look Up’ prompted me to share some pictures taken along the routes to Jubilee Tower and the story of how it came to be set on the moor above my home town of Darwen in Lancashire.

Darwen’s Jubilee Tower — Susan Rushton

Hardy perennial herbs can be planted at any time of the year, except when soil is frozen or waterlogged. When you get your herbs home after an Open Day or Farm Gate Collection water thoroughly and let the water drain. It is essential that new herbs do not run short of moisture around their roots…

Jekka’s 6 top steps to “Grow On” your herbs — Jekka’s – Jekka’s Blogs “All About Herbs”

sunflowers would shine their cheerful light through winter’s dark night

If Summer Could Go On Forever — leaf and twig

Plant Spotlight: Salvia involucrata ‘Hadspen’ Tender perennials are not for the faint-hearted. They require plenty of patience, some favourable weather conditions, and more than a little bit of attention in order to achieve their potential. But at this time of year, basking in the September sun, they more than justify the effort, and our new…

Plant Spotlight: Salvia involucrata ‘Hadspen’ — Winterbourne House and Garden

The Garden at the begining of Autumn   I’ve failed miserably at keeping my blog updated, millions of reasons but I’ve basically I’ve found it hard to be motivated. Recently I was recalled back to work full time, the new normal way of working is suiting me and I’m managing fine, and ultimately I’m delighted […]

The Garden at the begining of Autumn — The Cynical Gardener

Will Covid-19 change the future of building design?The post Will Covid-19 change the future of building design? appeared first on Specifier Review – Architecture – Design – Innovation Kirsty HammondContinue reading Will Covid-19 change the future of building design? at Specifier Review.

Will Covid-19 change the future of building design? — Specifier Review

Author: Julian Heming, Met Office Tropical Prediction Scientist. Update 21 Sept 2020 Shortly after publishing the blog below two more storms were named. A low pressure system near Portugal was named Subtropical Storm Alpha, which made landfall later on Friday 18th September. Then the  evening of the 18th Tropical Storm Beta formed, this storm is […]

Atlantic tropical storms forming at a record pace — Official blog of the Met Office news team

Further ahead the track thins and the woodland pinches: pine, birch and spruce. I get the feeling of a good place to find fungi. Out of the corner of my eye I catch the shape of large discs on a fallen tree. Bingo!

The Sussex Weald: where all the mushrooms are — Daniel Greenwood
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