"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, July 31, 2004

Boxes 'r Us


Boxes 'r Us Posted by Hello
Keith's not the only one who can have collections of boxes - but mine are more upmarket, being coloured and plastic. This is the result of my day's work sorting out my stuff from school into that which can be safely binned and that which it would be advisable to keep for future supply work, bearing in mind our limited storage space.

6 comments:

  1. I don't envy you all that sorting out but I have to agree your boxes are much more upmarket! hehe.

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  2. Found you Jenny! I love your Blog....and boy can identify with your box-accumulation tendencies. I do the same, but the following is also part of my end of term routine: I ask our kindly custodian Robyn to lend me a big green wheelie-bin or two (the sort large enough to hold two or three Year Nine students) and then I start filling them up with rubbish to my heart's content. Very therapeutic, and it means in September my classroom starts off tidy, anyway.

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  3. Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
    They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
    gardening information

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  5. Pest control in the perennial garden
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    One of the many advantages of growing perennials is the ability of these beautiful flowers to return to full bloom season after season. While this ability to bloom repeatedly is one of the things that makes perennials so special, it also introduces a number of important factors into your gardening plan. One of the most important of these is a proper pest control regimen.

    While a garden full of annuals starts each season as a blank slate, the perennial garden is essentially a work in progress. The fact that the plants stay in the ground through winter makes things like proper pruning, disease management and pest control very important. If the garden bed is not prepared properly after the current growing season, chances are the quality of the blooms will suffer when the next season rolls around.

    One of the most important factors to a successful perennial pest control regimen is the attention and vigilance of the gardener. As the gardener, you are in the best position to notice any changes in the garden, such as spots on the leaves, holes in the leaves, or damage to the stems. Any one of these could indicate a problem such as pest infestation or a disease outbreak.

    It is important to nip any such problem in the bud, since a disease outbreak or pest infestation can easily spread to take over an entire garden. Fortunately for the gardener, there are a number of effective methods for controlling both common pests and frequently seen plant diseases.

    Some of these methods are chemical in nature, such as insecticides and fungicides, while others are more natural, like using beneficial insects to control harmful ones. While both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages, many gardeners prefer to try the natural approach first, both for the health of the garden and the environment.

    There is an additional benefit of the natural approach that many gardeners are unaware of. These days, it is very popular to combine a koi pond with a garden, for a soothing, relaxing environment. If you do plan to incorporate some type of fish pond into your garden landscape, it is critical to avoid using any type of insecticide or fungicide near the pond, since it could seep into the water and poison the fish. Fish are extremely sensitive to chemicals in the environment, especially with a closed environment like a pond.

    As with any health issue, for people or plants, prevention is the best strategy to disease control and pest control alike. The best defense for the gardener is to grow a garden full of the healthiest, most vigorous plants possible. Whenever possible, varieties of plants bred to be disease or pest resistant should be used. There are a number of perennials that, through selective breeding, are quite resistant to the most common plant diseases, so it is a good idea to seek them out.

    Happy gardening,
    Stan
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