Category: This and that


Gardening for health…

I remember a day in April of 2003. It was one of those mythic, glorious spring days that sporadically show up between late freezes and tornadoes here in Ohio. And it was one to behold. Perfect. Most importantly, it was the first of such days that year. Truly “the first nice day of spring.” It…

via Gardening For Health! by Scott Beuerlein — Garden Rant

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Philadelphus…

Philadelphus, oil painting I’ve made recently. Just love first philadelphus blossoms, I wait for them each spring, as they open and their fragrance fills the garden I say to myself: yes, now the spring has arrived, indeed.

via Philadelphus — My Botanical Garden

Pallet shed…

A fairly quick and easy pallet build that I completed over a couple of weeks in 2016. It was mainly used as a bike shed but could just as easily have been utilised for other sorts of storage. Total cost: £15 (shed felt) Full album on Google Photos

via Small Pallet Storage Shed — Backyard DIY

Anglesey…

We love Anglesey and our favourite seaside place must be Beaumaris with its castle and its little pier. It is a seaside town in miniature. In the early autumn of 2017 Jude, the Undergardener and I spent a short break on Anglesey with our son Jamie, daughter-in-law Sam and granddaughter Arabella, and we just had […]

via Anglesey – Part 1 – A day out in Beaumaris — greenbenchramblings

In 1418, on All Saints’ Day, Portuguese navigators discovered the island of Porto Santo off the coast of Africa. After more exploration, they realized that Porto Santo is part of a lush subtropical archipelago. The largest island in the archipelago was covered by dense forests so the sailors named it “ilha da Madeira,” the wooded […]

via Madeira rediscovered — Salt of Portugal

Do we need ever more safety in play, or is it time for a different approach? Announcing a new report of mine, commissioned by leading early childhood NGO the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

via Leading NGO calls for new thinking on play safety around the world — Rethinking Childhood

Yes, yes – I know I posted about Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris) and Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) less than a week ago. But such a change in those few days!

via Again With The Ferns And Bleeding Hearts — gardeninacity

Depression, anxiety and exercise!

via Depression, Anxiety and …. Exercise — How I Killed Betty!

Container herbs…

Increasingly, we’re being told that we can green up our lifestyle by growing some of our own food. Articles everywhere suggest that everyone can grow a few herbs on the windowsill, but if you’ve never gardened before then that’s not as simple as it sounds. Here is a basic run down of what you’ll need,…

via Container herbs for beginners — The Unconventional Gardener

Nerve-Ray…

In my experience, daisy-type flowers almost never have a fragrance. Here’s one that does, and it also has a strange common name: nerve-ray. Botanists know it as Tetragonotheca texana. A tetragon is a four-angled figure: Greek tetra = four and gon = angle; theca = a place to put something, a receptacle, a case. In […]

via Fragrance where you don’t normally find it — Portraits of Wildflowers

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