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
Over 37.6 million shares to be offered on HNX in February In 2018, HNX held 40 auctions; including 10 initial public offerings (IPOs), 29 divestments and one purchasing rights auction. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn The Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) will hold eight auctions in February to sell over 37.6 million shares of companies this month. The companies include Thai Hoa Water Supply JSC, Dien Chau Water Supply JSC, Cua Lo Water Supply SJC, Quynh Luu Water Supply JSC, Ha Tinh Urban and Environment JSC, Ninh Binh Water Supply and Sewerage SJC, Lilama 69 - 3 JSC and Lilama 10 JSC. In January, Hai Duong Province People’s Committee divested from Hai Duong Cable Television Joint Stock Company on the HNX. Of the 692,000 shares on offer, 575,000 were purchased, equal to 83 per cent. As a result, VND7.1 billion (US$303,418) was collected and the share capital surplus reached VND1.4 billion. In 2018, the HNX held 40 auctions; including 10 initial public offerings (IPOs), 29 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 2/2
Leanne Italie, Associated Press Updated 11:10 am PST, Friday, February 1, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer has advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. She and her husband Jay - Z wrote the introduction for "The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World," by Marco Borges, a plant-based guru who has worked with the couple. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer has advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. She and ... more Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo: Chris Pizzello, … [Read more...] about What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce