May is a volatile month, so watch the weather forecast for your location and elevation. Although the city’s average last frost date (32 degrees) is May 10-15, it’s not unusual to have a hard freeze (28 degrees) in late May.General maintenance• Clean and sharpen garden tools.• Change oil in your lawnmower, sharpen the blade and replace the air filter, if needed.• Clean potting containers with a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water to eliminate disease transference. If you had diseased containers last year, do not reuse soil.Flowers• Remove faded flowers from spring bulbs, but don’t remove leaves until they have yellowed because they provide energy for next year’s blooms.• Start feeding roses a balanced rose food every six weeks and continue through the growing season.• Begin planting gladiolus every two weeks mid-May through June for a continuous series of blooms.• Stake peonies and delphiniums.• After fear … [Read more...] about Year-round gardening: Here’s your May checklist
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0 Have your say Leeds United’s players are on a promise of a holiday in Las Vegas if this season pays out like a slot machine on The Strip. Their chairman dangled that carrot in front of them and he can rest assured that a deal is a deal. No-one will let him forget about it. There will be other carrots too, the financial incentives in every contract, and the club’s most recent accounts detailed £16.1m owed in bonuses in the event that Leeds went up last season (not to mention as much as £6.3m due in transfer add-ons). Promotion pays handsomely in an industry where Championship footballers already earn nicely and Vegas, in that sense, would be the appropriate place to bask in it. Premier League status, though, is as much about the prestige as the money and the realisation that a career in the game has taken a player somewhere close to the top of it. You only had to read between the lines of Barry Douglas’ comments after his transfer … [Read more...] about Phil Hay Column: Out of their depth in Championship last season but nine games from glory now. Is this Leeds United squad ready for the Premier League?
What it’s like to be part of the Pikes Peak region’s oldest and largest community garden now is depicted on film.Husband-and-wife co-producers Nancy Bentley and John Atkinson worked two years on “A Garden Experience,” incorporating on-site interviews and drone footage of the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden.The 28-minute film will be shown for free March 2 at the Bear Creek Nature Center and March 9 at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. The film already has been screened by the Bear Creek Garden Association, which has run the organic West Side garden for more than three decades, but these will be its first public showings.Avid backyard gardeners Bentley and Atkinson were impressed by the camaraderie among the 175 or so gardeners who rent plots and toil in the 2 ½-acre spread in Bear Creek Regional Park, at 21st and Rio Grande streets, each mid-April to mid-October.“We love to garden,” Atkinson said. “Somehow the topic of this community … [Read more...] about ‘A Garden Experience’ showcases growing impact of Bear Creek community garden
By Joy Manning, Washington Post Published 9:49 am CST, Monday, December 31, 2018 Cashew Green Goddess Cashew Green Goddess Photo: Goran Kosanovic, For The Washington Post / Goran Kosanovic Photo: Goran Kosanovic, For The Washington Post / Goran Kosanovic Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Cashew Green Goddess Cashew Green Goddess Photo: Goran Kosanovic, For The Washington Post / Goran Kosanovic I sing a song of celery, now in your crisper drawer 1 / 5 Back to Gallery Have you ever felt overshadowed, your hard work, talents and range going unnoticed while some more ostentatious soul gets promoted, awarded or otherwise heaved into the spotlight? I have. And I’m not … [Read more...] about I sing a song of celery, now in your crisper drawer
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women