Green Fingers I Wish

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Google Turns Out The Lights

I see that Google is doing its bit to support Earth Hour.

"Google users in the United Kingdom will notice today that we "turned the lights out" on the homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour. As to why we don't do this permanently - it saves no energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what they display. However, you can do something to reduce the energy consumption of your home PC by joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

Given our company's commitment to environmental awareness and energy efficiency, we strongly support the Earth Hour campaign, and have darkened our homepage today to help spread awareness of what we hope will be a highly successful global event. "

Monday, March 24, 2008

Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping ideas to add value and beauty to your surroundings. Tips on the right plants to make it happen.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Warning Not To Move Frogspawn

Conservationists are urging people not to carry out "frogspawn-swapping" this spring because of problems they say it can create for the pond environment.

Wildlife-lovers in the UK often donate frogspawn from their ponds to others to give frogs a potential new home.

But the Froglife charity said this could lead to the spread of invasive plants and harmful diseases.

Scientists say the best way to populate ponds is by making them frog friendly and letting nature take its course.

Monday, March 10, 2008

ScareCrow motion-activated Sprinkler

Look after your plants and flowers in your garden.

The ScareCrow motion-activated sprinkler

Finally a way to keep unwanted animals out of the garden and protect your yard, fruit trees, vegetables and flowers from hungry or destructive creatures. Cats, dogs, deer, rabbits, large birds, and many others. The patented Scarecrow motion-activated sprinkler is the smartest scarecrow ever invented. When it sees an intruder it instantly releases full garden hose water pressure towards the trespasser. The effect is both startling and immediate. Animals quickly get out of the area and avoid it in the future.The ScareCrow motion-activated sprinkler is constructed of durable, high-quality materials, and has been designed to provide many years of reliable service.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Tips On Making Fresh Flowers Lst

If you’re going with freshly cut flowers, here are six tips to make them last:

1. Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Ask your florist about proper care.

2. Change the water every two-to-three days.

3. Cut the stems on an angle under water with a sharp knife or pair of scissors each time you change the water.

4. Keep them in a cool spot. Avoid direct sunlight, heat (including ambient heat from appliances) or heavy drafts.

5. Use the preservative that comes with the flowers.

6. Remove leaves that will be below the waterline to diminish bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Rabbit Problems?

The only really successful, long-term solution to a rabbit infestation is to fence and gate off the whole area.

Fences can be made of chicken wire and, unless your local rabbits can jump, need be no more than 1m/3ft high, with 30cm/1ft or so of wire buried horizontally under the ground on the outer side so that rabbits are put off trying to burrow underneath it.

The fences need not be unsightly if they can be disguised in boundary hedges. Obviously, the system only works if you make sure that the rabbits have been excluded from the site first and the gates are closed each time.