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4 fights added to BAMMA 19 card

BAMMA have announced 4 bouts that will appear on the preliminary card on March 28th. The promotions first trip to Blackpool will see the historic Winter Gardens venue hosting plenty of North West talent. 366 more words


Review of Carol Klein's 'Wild flowers. Nature's own to garden grown.'

I was reading this with an eye on mentions of plants suitable for calcareous soils, and found a surprising number. Counting my markers, I find 12 different groups of plants with a specific liking for ‘alkaline’ soils are discussed: an unusually high proportion for a generalist book and these aren’t just mentions, they’re discussions. 370 more words

Enjoying February flowers

Seeing with awe that parts of the US are experiencing -40\deg\C in a cold snap that isn’t quite reaching across the Atlantic to us…enjoying the sunshine while it lasts today with a few spring flowers.

Wild at heart: Houseplants unleashed at Wisley

Houseplants can get a bad rep as limp dust-collectors your Grandma lines up along her dining room windowsill. But when you walk into the Wisley Glasshouse, part of the… 340 more words

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The Lollapalooza Month

February 2015. We had high hopes of finding February after losing January. One balmy day and we were out whacking down grasses and seedy natives to make way for daffodils, then planning the next attack on a wayward garden. 1,018 more words


Learning from a winter garden

Even on the wettest and chilliest of grey winter days, Wisley is a wonder. Granted, just about anything green and blossoming in the dead of February would seem like a minor miracle to this Southern Ontarian’s snow-wearied eyes. 452 more words

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Spring is in the Air

I know it’s not Spring yet but seeing the flowers in the yard sure makes it feel like it…until I walk outside and realize it’s a whole lot of cold out there :). 88 more words