Category: This and that

An email reminder from Nematodes Direct and the purchase of a discounted hose-end nematode applicator at the local garden centre reminded me that now is the time to apply these biological controls to avoid foxes digging up the lawn in search of juicy morsels. My lawn is about as far from a perfect green sward…

via Begone Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs! — The Enduring Gardener


A small city garden completely dominated by 30ft high Strelitzia nicolai. As dusk fell, those Strelitzias came alive with a colony of rats, dozens of them, leaping from branches like a circus act. That was it! They had to go – the Strelitzias and the rats. It took three days and five truckloads to be […]

via Transforming an indigenous garden in Johannesburg. — Jardin

Butterflies dominate our summer gardens for their beauty and the movement they add to our gardens. But let us not forget their cousins who grace the darker times in our gardens, the moths. Throughout the summer months Jude and I put out our live moth trap to explore these night time visitors to our patch. […]

via Simply Beautiful No 23 in a very occasional series — greenbenchramblings

From left, Georgia Kelsey, Lilly Dollman and Flo Edwards, all 16, pay a vist to the residents of the chicken coop at Reepham High School and College's Allotment Project. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

A high school student invites me to share my views on child-friendly cities and more.

via An interview with… Tim Gill — Rethinking Childhood

It’s been a little while since our last update but Megan, our Curator and Lauren, our Assistant Curator have been busy! Here’s a little taster of what they’ve been up to: Donations We are very grateful to receive many offers of items to the museum. One of our most recent donations was this Norfolk […]

via Curatorial September update — Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

We’re having great weather. It’s 46°F right now. The leaves aren’t showing a lot of color yet, but there are spots here and there. I’ve trimmed just about every shrub on the property, and I’m gaining on deadheading my perennials. Today, I’m moving a few plants because it is supposed to rain tomorrow which is […]

via Autumn — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Identity is a complex thing. It is difficult to define and even more difficult to describe. One thing is for sure, though — art has helped to shape your identity in powerful ways. 3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity There is no human identity that hasn’t been shaped by paintings, poems, films, architecture, illustrations, and…

via 3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity — Outside The Lines

Aster frikartii ‘Monch’ with Rosa ‘Cornelia’ If you harbour doubts about the usefulness of asters in the garden, can I recommend a visit to Waterperry Gardens where the borders are made brilliant with these vibrant autumn flowers. Just at the point when their summer companions are fading, they are in full fig, along with salvias,…

via Peak Aster — The Enduring Gardener

For decades, Joe and I — first, as tourists; now, as residents — have looked around South Florida and said, “Florida, my Eden.” We’ve said it as we’ve marveled at the lush tree canopy of botanical gardens, as we’ve gazed at tables of flowers and fields of shrubs and trees in local nurseries, as we’ve […]

via Living And Working In Eden — Nitty Gritty Dirt Man

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