BSI develops a mobile app for exotic plants at the Indian Botanic Garden near Kolkata

Basant Kumar Singh, Scientist, BSI, who worked on developing the application, said that the garden is not only about trees, it also has a lot of history to it. “Set up in 1787, the garden was formerly known as the ‘Company Bagan’ or the Royal Botanic Garden, and bears testimony to the introduction of some […]

Holly Willoughby poses in dreamy home garden wearing stunning Marks & Spencer dress

Posing in her leafy garden, she wrote: “So here it is… after giving you a sneak peek, I’m delighted to reveal the first of my favourite looks from @marksandspencer’s autumn collection, expertly shot by my Belle whilst in quarantine … Such a classic coat and perfect with this beautiful dress… hope you like it!”

Short supply, huge enthusiasm point to a busy Labour Weekend for garden centres

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“For us at Lekki Gardens, our customers are at the centre of all we do and this commitment fuels our resolve to continually serve and deliver excellence to them. We will not relent as our primary goal here at Lekki Gardens is to build transgenerational wealth for our clients so we continue to help them […]

Inside Strictly star HRVY’s family home with huge garden and flash sports car on the drive

The line-up of Strictly 2020 have been told that they must follow all the strict Covid measurements put in place to make sure they can keep the spread of the deadly bug to a bare minimum.

Oscar Garden: A tale of one man’s love of flying

However, directly after starting he struck trouble: heavy fog. There had been bad weather reports earlier, but he had started nevertheless. He flew about looking for Lympne, where he had to report before leaving the United Kingdom. After half an hour he decided to land near a phone, which he did, and let Lympne know […]

‘I think he’d be very proud of Air NZ’: Daughter’s book about flight pioneer father Oscar Garden

Garden’s book recounts the formation of New Zealand’s first regular trans-Tasman air service, after pioneering flights taken by Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Harold Litchfield, and Tom McWilliam, who completed the first crossing in 14 hours and 25 minutes and returned in 23 hours. (“A gruesome trip,” Garden writes.)

Insects find lifeline in the busiest of busy lizzies

Where the climate gets warmer and wetter, plants like Himalayan balsam will thrive. Perhaps the tide of opinion is becoming more accepting of the colonists. The Himalayan balsam patch I’m watching is certainly growing rapidly and is full of life, unlike the thickets of buddleia, which are also garden escapes and have been around long […]

Liz Truss: leave lawnmower in the shed to protect UK’s bees

She will announce a new 10-year bee and pollinator strategy to try and reverse the trend. “There are at least 1,500 species of these insects: honeybees and wild bumblebees – but let’s not forget the moths, butterflies, wasps, beetles and hoverflies; all of them contribute,” Truss will say. “They are indispensable to our food production. […]

All-female crew makes history at Florida fire department

The next day, the station went back to a nearly all-male crew — but for one day, girls ruled. “I am completely humbled,” Krakowski said. “I think we all are. It’s empowering. We’re all about women empowerment. It’s exciting. It’s sad that that’s not the norm but it’s becoming the norm.”