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Yes, We Have No Bananas ... Tomorrow?

Must be a poor news day. Because as I’m driving to work, local radio talk show is giving details of the “threat to the future of our bananas” and asking how will we ever manage without them. 924 more words

Allotments

For me, a square silver shoe buckle and a dragonfly...

I’ve never been before. Kew Gardens is the world’s largest collection of living plants. Founded in 1840, its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants; the herbarium has over seven million preserved plant specimens. 327 more words

Art

Constructive

Today is the birthday of Joseph Paxton who was born in 1803. Some sources say he was born in 1801 but that’s because he once lied about his age to get a gardening job he wanted. 630 more words

British And Brilliant

August 3 in history

8  Roman Empire general Tiberius defeated Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

881  Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem… 494 more words

History

The Listed ‘Lizards’ of Crystal Palace

Q. When is a listed building not a building? A. When it’s a dinosaur

South east London isn’t a favoured destination on the fossil hunter’s trail – visitors aren’t known to walk the streets of in search of ammonites and the petrified remnants of a much earlier era. 691 more words

Building Conservation