Bristol Post
6 days
Of the emails I received following my article on the benefits of the no-dig system of growing (Bristol Post's Weekend magazine, December 30, 2016), one from Malcolm in Bristol was particularly questioning. He's a digging man and was not happy, so this is an attempt to explain a few things and hopefully cheer him up. Firstly, soil isn't meant to be stirred up: out there in nature the soil sits still (mostly) and is home to more species of living things than I could dream of (close up, some of...
Dover Express
6 days
A popular children's character is bringing his veggies to Kent this spring for a fun and interactive family show.Mr Bloom is bringing his gardening friends, the Veggies, to Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone for the first ever tour of Mr Bloom's Nursery.The show on April 6 will feature songs from the programme in a live stage show, which will see Mr Bloom and his veggies get ready for a visit from a member of the royal family.Here's what you need to knowWho is Mr Bloom?Mr Bloom is a gardener on a...
West Briton
7 days
Landscape gardener Carl Rowlinson from Falmouth has just returned from a month working in a refugee camp in northern Greece during the coldest winter on record. The 35-year-old was at the Nea Kavala camp in Thessaloniki where 650 Syrian Kurds and Syrian Arab refugees are living. He said with temperatures reaching -20C the situation out there is desperate. He worked from the charity A Drop in the Ocean to distribute food and clothing. The charity struggles on, but is...
The Event Chronicle
7 days
It’s due to Monsanto’s actions in a nut shell. Stop trying to blame it on the dollar or the cost of grain in China. -Monsanto is also killing small farm productivity by killing the pollinating insects, and by cross-pollinating organic farms with GM seed. -Small organic farmers are making millions by connecting with their local communities. If more people took up this business model , they’d be out of debt in a New York minute. -Forget mono-cropping on thousands of acres. Jean-Martin Fortier , author of “ The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming ,” wants to prove that you can. In fact, he already has. Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, clear $140,000 in sales annually on their 1.5-acre farm, Les Jardins de la Grelinette. -Retail organic food start-ups doing crazy good business prove there is a market for small organic farmers’ goods.
Daily Express
7 days
A LANDSCAPE gardener is on the run after being accused of having sex with his client's dog.
The Bolton News
8 days
APOPULAR gardener who lost his job through drinking was found hanged in the bedroom of his flat.
Popular Science
11 days
Gadgets Can't keep anything alive? You're not alone. A lot of things can go wrong in the garden. No matter what color your thumb is, here are some items that can help make your dream of being a gardener a little easier.
Popular Science
11 days
Gadgets Can't keep anything alive? You're not alone. A lot of things can go wrong in the garden. No matter what color your thumb is, here are some items that can help make your dream of being a gardener a little easier.
The Huffington Post
11 days
Steve Harvey met with Trump to discuss improving living conditions for black people in the inner-cities. Harvey said that regardless of who the president is, his goal is to help poor black people improve their lives and if he has a chance to do that, he should take a "seat at the table." This got him branded an "Uncle Tom." Taylor Swift, who has said nothing supportive of Trump whatsoever, has been excoriated for simply refusing to speak out against Trump. Sadly, it hasn't stopped there. People are ending friendships and disowning family members. Horrific verbal assaults are being levelled at people for even the slightest connection to Trump (Your mother's best friend's sister's gardener's accountant's doorman once opened a door at a Trump Hotel? NAZI!!!!!) Now, we have Nordstrom giving into pressure from the same mob and refusing to sell Ivanka Trump's products, despite the fact that as recently as a few months ago the company publicly claimed those products were making them money.
Evening Standard - Life & Style
12 days
If you're a budding indoor gardener, here's how and where to cultivate your own Eden from the confines of the capital
TIME - News
13 days
The trees went on to bear their first fruit in 1910. New Zealand's appropriation of the Chinese gooseberry wasn't inevitable. Around the same time the first seeds were introduced to New Zealand, the species was in fact also experimented with as a commercial crop both in the U.K. and the U.S., wrote New Zealand plant physiologist Ross Ferguson, one of the world's top kiwifruit researchers, for the Arnoldia , the magazine of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. But, as luck would have it, neither the British nor the American attempt at commercializing the fruit was as fruitful. For example , the first batch of seeds brought to Britain's Veitch Nursery all produced male plants, thwarting the growers' plans to produce edible fruit. The same fate befell the U.S. government's attempt. It seems ironic that the sending of seed by a missionary to an amateur gardener should eventually lead to a new horticultural industry, when the efforts of the Veitch Nursery and the U.
TIME - Top Stories
13 days
The trees went on to bear their first fruit in 1910. New Zealand's appropriation of the Chinese gooseberry wasn't inevitable. Around the same time the first seeds were introduced to New Zealand, the species was in fact also experimented with as a commercial crop both in the U.K. and the U.S., wrote New Zealand plant physiologist Ross Ferguson, one of the world's top kiwifruit researchers, for the Arnoldia , the magazine of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. But, as luck would have it, neither the British nor the American attempt at commercializing the fruit was as fruitful. For example , the first batch of seeds brought to Britain's Veitch Nursery all produced male plants, thwarting the growers' plans to produce edible fruit. The same fate befell the U.S. government's attempt. It seems ironic that the sending of seed by a missionary to an amateur gardener should eventually lead to a new horticultural industry, when the efforts of the Veitch Nursery and the U.
The Guardian - World news
13 days
Plymouth Herald
13 days
A man could only watch on in horror as he came home to find that his garden shed had dropped off a seaside cliff. Houses on Cliff Road in Sidmouth in Devon face the constant threat of the crumbling rocks that have slowly been collapsing for the last 20 years. And in the latest incident to hit residents, Paul Griew lost his shed and a section of his garden that collapsed onto east beach below with a huge cloud of red smoke. Mr Griew told the Mail Online: My gardener was...
BBC Two England
13 days
Is it true a colleague suggested to have a three line whip to force you all to abstain in this vote? No, I don't know who? Barry gardener? Within which context? Within the Shadow Cabinet. It wasn't discussed? No.
Plymouth Herald
14 days
A man could only watch on in horror as he came home to find that his garden shed had dropped off a seaside cliff. Houses on Cliff Road in Sidmouth in Devon face the constant threat of the crumbling rocks that have slowly been collapsing for the last 20 years. And in the latest incident to hit residents, Paul Griew lost his shed and a section of his garden that collapsed onto east beach below with a huge cloud of red smoke. Mr Griew told the Mail Online: My gardener was...
ITV
14 days
Good morning. How long before the Cursor Child returns to the screen? Also coming up. Would you pay a stranger to stand beside you on your wedding day? We hear from the world's first professional bridesmaid. After 8:00, we meet the woman who was trapped inside her own body, unable to move after a stroke, but has now made an incredible recovery. And the Queen's favourite gardener Dad? Yes, son? I don't want to eat Extra Strong Mints any more.
BBC UK News
14 days
BBC One South East
14 days
And... You know, let's get rid tolerance and just acceptance. And... You know, let's get rid of the nastiness. Why And... You know, let's get rid of the nastiness. Why do you like gardening naked? HE laughs I AM A GARDENER. WHY NOT? That is my last words.
BBC UK News
14 days
Robert Jenner's decision to tend to his garden without wearing clothes was not a crime, court hears.
The Northern Echo
14 days
A BODY has been discovered in the search for missing man Stephen Mead.
Southern Daily Echo
15 days
HAMPSHIRE presenter Alan Titchmarsh wants to be cast in a new TV role - as the gardener in Downton Abbey the movie.
The Huffington Post
15 days
"When everybody screams, no one hears a thing," Jim often said to me, paraphrasing a line famously used by the late A. M. Rosenthal, executive editor of the New York Times, and my mentor. (Abe, not especially known for his environmentalism - although he was an avid gardener - often used that line with me when I served as his news clerk for four years before being promoted to staff reporter in 1973.) So Jim pressed for greater dialogue between the two sides, devoutly believing that thoughtful and well planned economic growth, along with judicious measures to protect the global environment, would be beneficial to citizens of the whole besieged planet. He was not naïve. Jim knew that to get the world's nearly 200 nationalities to agree on a sweeping agenda to change personal lifestyles and thereby protect the global environment was, at best, difficult.
Voice Of America
15 days
"We are seeing more and more visitors coming back to the park for recreational and physical fitness activities," Sheikh said, noting that solar power "has restored life to the park." Around 50,000 people come to the open space weekly for exercise, sports, flower exhibitions and the panoramic view of the lush green Margalla hills nearby, CDA officials said. Park gardener Karam Ali said solar power has made his job much easier, particularly now that the water pumps and sprinklers are no longer shut down by persistent power cuts. "The new solar energy system is really marvelous and no less than a good friend," he said. Power outages used to force employees to stay after hours to get their work done, without payment, he said, but that problem is now solved. Similar solar installations could potentially play a wider role in Pakistan, which struggles with severe power shortages, particularly in the hot summer and cold winter months when air conditioning or heating are in demand and power cuts can last up to 20 hours a day, researchers say.