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Pott Row gardeners help to grow charities
A gardening club is helping to grow two local charities thanks to proceeds from its annual horticultural show. Greenfingers Gardening Club, based in Pott Row, has donated £400 each to Remap, whose volunteers make equipment for disabled people, and the Forward Day Centre’s E-Zone workshop, which supports youngsters with learning disabilities. The money was raised at the club’s show last month, with some added cash from club funds. Greenfingers member Jenny Haywood (centre) presents £400 each to, from left, Remap’s John Cole (chairman) and Brian Kallagher, and Michelle Funnel and Carlene Leggett from E-zone.
Source: Lynnnews Website
Buried Treasures - Bulbs and Other Hardy Perennials for Gulf Coast Landscapes: with Master Gardener Anna Wygry. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu. Free. The Savage Garden: meat-eating plants. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4629, hmns.org. $4 members; $8 nonmember adults, $7 seniors and children. Through Oct. 31. Peckerwood Garden Open Day: Tours approximately every 30 minutes between 10 a.m.-3 p.m., plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232, tour reservations at peckerwoodgarden.org. Free for garden members, $10 nonmembers. Also Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21.
Source: Chron Website
Yellow and red card warnings for noisy Hampstead gardeners
Noisy gardeners in an exclusive neighbourhood will be given football-style yellow and red cards posted through their doors in an attempt to stop loud lawn mowers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers.
The campaign, which will be launched in Hampstead Garden Suburb, north London, also urges gardeners and contractors to ditch modern machinery in favour of “old-fashioned” manual tools. The neighbourhood, where homes can cost up to £35 million, has been blighted by the constant roar of gardening machinery.
Source: Telegraph Website
Digging Deep - Gardening with Cynthia Brian
The season of screams and scares is officially here! Halloween is right around the corner, and it's time to embrace your inner ghoul. With only a few days left until a haunted eve, a walk in the park or around your personal garden will spark your spooktacular spirit as you encounter everyday species that ignite eerie imaginings, yet are friendly visitors. It's time to put out our mystical welcome mat. Children have feared spiders since the days of learning the nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." We may not want them living in our homes, but in the garden spiders are considered beneficial bugs. There are generally two types of spiders: the weavers and the hunters. The big, beautiful, yet scary looking yellow and black argiope spider (Golden orb weaver) spins a web that catches garden predators twice her size while the hunters, the wolf spider and the crab spider, ambush their prey. Even their names evoke Halloween myths.
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Woman hit, killed by SUV while gardening in her front yard
CONCORD, N.C. — A Cabarrus County woman has been struck and killed by a vehicle while she was gardening in her front yard. The North Carolina Highway Patrol tells local media that Evelyn Tarlton, 74, was planting flowers with her husband Wednesday afternoon in Concord when an SUV ran off the road and struck her. She died at the scene. Authorities say Tarlton saved her husband's life by yelling at him to get out of the way, but was unable to escape herself. "From what he initially said, she saw the car coming and he was able to get out of the way and he thought she was coming behind him, but apparently she may have gone in another direction when she was struck, but she initially saw the vehicle and told him to get out of the way," said Trooper A.L. Green.
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