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Small power plants clobbered by Ofgem subsidy change – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Energy watchdog Ofgem has decided to slash generous subsidies paid to small power plant owners in a move it says will cut consumers’ energy bills. Ofgem has cut subsidy payments for small plants producing electricity at peak times from £47 per kilowatt to between just £3 and £7 per kilowatt. The change will be phased in from next year, to be fully implemented by 2021. The regulator believes the changes will prevent market distortion and reduce consumers’…

Community rallies to create garden – Herald-Mail Media

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fifth-grade students from the Clear Spring Community vacation Bible school who created a scarecrow for the town’s community garden are, from left, Kendall Mills, Rebecca Thompson, Danny Hilliard, Blake Bussard, Clayton Knode and Blace Myers. They are posing with Fred the scarecrow.

Squirrel snapped with gardening gear is clearly as nuts about gardening as Sun legend Peter Seabrook – The Sun

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

THIS squirrel is no Peter Seabrook, but like the Sun’s green-fingered expert it is clearly a dab hand in the garden. The rodent looks a natural with a watering can and wheelbarrow, which were among miniature props nature photographer Geert Weggen, 48, placed outside his home in Sweden. The pour man’s gardening expert The budding gardener was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as it used its miniature watering can, shovel and greenhouse….

Free gardening talks by local experts announced – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW The Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners are sponsoring free gardening talks throughout the summer months. Local renowned expert gardeners will cover all topics related to gardening in the Pagosa Springs area. The talks are free and open to the public. The first free talk was held on June 3 at the Community Garden. Richard Miller gave a presentation entitled “Gardening 101.” The…

Gardening: Grow plants hostas in pots | Charlotte Observer – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gardening always surprises, and that is part of its charm. One of the big surprises of my gardening life has been how well hostas grow in pots. It’s a practice I learned from my garden mentor, the late Willie Royal of Charlotte, who loved hostas and looked for ways to keep his beautiful plants safe from pests, especially voles. I had not thought of perennial hostas as container plants until…

7 Best Plants To Attract Bees: National Pollinator Week – Parade

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This week is National Pollinator Week, June 19-25. It’s a week not for food freebies, as I often cover, but instead to celebrate bees and other pollinators, insects that help pollinate plants and contribute to the food system. Here’s what’s crazy when you talk to people about bees: They react in fear. According to a recent survey by Ortho, one-quarter of Americans are more afraid of bees than they are…

A garden of surprises – Park Bugle

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dragonflies don’t just hang out near lakes. This common green darner rests on dill in the herb garden. Photos by Sharon Shinomiya One of the great pleasures of a garden is that you never know what you will find in it. You design, plant and tend your garden, but it has a mind of its own. It issues its own invitations to the wider world. Every day can bring delightful…

Standoff underway after man barricades self in Winter Garden home, deputies say – WFTV Orlando

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

by: WFTV Web Staff, Lauren Seabrook Updated: Jun 19, 2017 – 7:09 PM WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – A convicted felon barricaded inside a Winter Garden home with three children prompted an hourslong standoff Monday, Orange County deputies said. Orange County deputies were serving a warrant when Eddie Darby Jr. barricaded himself inside a home on the 1100 block of Lincoln Trail.   Standoff Lincoln Terrace is over. Suspect gave up…

Oakhella builds community with West Oakland garden parties – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Tampa’s Joe Redner wants to grow his own cannabis plants, says suit – Tampabay.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tampa’s outspoken strip club entrepreneur, Joe Redner, wants to grow his own marijuana plants. Related News/Archive Sunday Conversation: Joe Lopano is bringing Tampa International Airport into the future 4 Months Ago Report: Tampa Bay has nation’s third fastest growing housing market 4 Months Ago Sparked by Amazon, cargo business growing at Tampa International Airport 1 Month Ago So much so that he’s filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of…

South Korea scraps plants, signals shift from nuclear energy – ABC News

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

South Korea, one of the world’s largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy. President Moon Jae-in said South Korea will move away from nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing plants. He also vowed to cut South Korea’s reliance on coal. South Korea will shut 10…

Stepping Stones Garden Tour celebrates 16 years of outdoor beauty – Chippewa Herald

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Iowa golf course plants garden to supply on-site restaurant – SFGate

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Caption Close BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — After they groom the greens and fairways each morning at Palmer Hills Golf Course in Bettendorf, groundskeepers shift their focus to a new task, unrelated to the game. Between the 7th and 8th holes, passing players will spot an 8-foot-high fence that protects a 2,400-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden, installed last month to feed customers at Palmer Grill, the restaurant and bar on site….

Tour in Orleans: Gardening secrets spring forth – Wicked Local Wellfleet

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

By Stephanie Foster   Let’s face it. Garden tours are not just about gardens. People like to see homes in dreamy locations, surrounded by conservation land with ocean or pond views and maybe a backyard pool. In other words, how the other half lives. And gardens. This year’s tour, Along the Garden Path, sponsored by the Orleans Improvement Association, on Saturday, June 24, doesn’t disappoint. It…

Gardening with children – WTVC

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Between the Rows: Garden themes inspire their creators – The Recorder

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

By PAT LEUCHTMAN In 1982, I bought “Theme Gardens” by Barbara Damrosch, a book that promised how to plan, plant and grow 16 gloriously, and different, gardens. My eye was immediately caught by the idea of a garden for old roses. In the spring of 1982, we were embarking on only our third year in Heath, where we had a big lawn in front of the house and planted a…

IN THE GARDEN: Stones will fit any garden style – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Foundational to any garden is stone. Soil and minerals are essentially broken down rock particles blended with organic matter. Maybe that is why stone easily fits into all styles of landscape design. Rock or stone – the terms are interchangeable though each conjures up a different feeling. The use of stone given the vast choices of color, texture, and shape creates a versatility that allows one…

TONY MELTON: A father’s legacy—gardening – SCNow

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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