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30 May 2015
ORIGINATING from tropical America, the genius Allamanda contains 12-15 species of evergreen shrubs, including both semi climbing and upright types. Members of the dogbane (Apocynaceae) family which includes famous fragrant plumeria (frangipani), showy desert rose – Adeniums, lovely white flowered Tabernaemotanas (pinwheel flowers).
23 May 2015
ORIGINATING from tropical America, the genius Allamanda contains 12-15 species of evergreen shrubs, including both semi climbing and upright types.
16 May 2015
‘‘SERENITY” or ‘‘Meditation” or ‘‘Secret” gardens have one aim; to provide a place for retreat and to create a place where everything is serene and peaceful, a place to get away and unwind after the daily stresses of life. The great thing is that you don’t have to know anything about meditation to create serenity…
9 May 2015
THE term “miniature garden: is an all-encompassing phrase for any small sized garden, living or artificial. It can be are big as a small backyard or as small as a thimble sized terrarium.
25 Apr 2015
DO you live in the city, confined to an apartment with little space for gardening? Do you want to grow a vegetable garden but feel you cannot because you don’t have room? If so, there is good news for you. Life can be frustrating for the urban gardener, growing a vegetable garden is anything but impossible. When space is a premium and you’ve got nowhere more space, the logical way to garden is to grow upwards. Infact, with a little planning and imagination, vegetable gardens can be grown anywhere, regardless of space. Begin growing upwards.
18 Apr 2015
ROCKERY or rock garden is a landscaping feature made by arranging rocks and plants, often in a way which mimics a mountainous or alpine environment, with plants native to rocky environments which usually prefer well-drained soil and less water.
11 Apr 2015
ALTHOUGH a smooth still pond is immensely attractive and relaxing, the rush of moving water exerts absolute fascination and gives the atmosphere of your garden a completely different dimension. For those situation where a pond is not feasible option, such as where space is limited or where there are young children, a small water feature…
4 Apr 2015
PASSION week signifies the end of lent and the celebrating of the resurrection of Jesus Christ this weekend. The fasting and abstenance from all forms of merriment gives way to tumultuous social events feasting extended family get togethers, parties and picnics
28 Mar 2015
AS public cemeteries across the country have become a haven for ritualists and other diabolical characters who would not allow the dead to rest in peace, a number of private cemeteries are springing up.
13 Mar 2015
THE symbolism of flower colors is rooted in traditions, religions, mythologies and cultures. Infact, every flower color from a deep red rose to a bright sunflower offers a rich and meaningful story dating back thousands of years.
6 Mar 2015
DID you know that flowers have meanings associated with them? And that there are flowers befitting specific occasions? Flowers are  part of the most important occasions in our lives. They are conspicuously present on weddings, birthdays, funerals, graduations etc, forming an integrated part of our lives. Some flowers have religious significance too.   It is…
27 Feb 2015
  NOTHING brightens a room quite like a vase of fresh flowers. Also nothing smells quite as nice (with a few exceptions). Floral arrangements can be particularly pricey around holidays like Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, so you want to get the longest use and enjoyment out of fresh flowers as possible.    Since cut…


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Lionel Messi helped keep Argentina's World Cup bid alive with the first goal in a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday.
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The maiden edition of an initiative tagged, ‘Book Reading & Good Vibes’ targeted at promoting book writing and reading took place on Thursday in Abuja. The event was organized by an Abuja-based publishing company, in partnership with other Bookstores – a leading book retail chain, and iCentra Learning – a top professional capacity development company…
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If the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes power next year, there will no longer be a hiding place for oil thieves and their accomplices, no matter how highly placed they are in the country. This was the pledge of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday in Lagos when he interacted with a broad…
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London's transport system is not allowing advertising that "portrays Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, under a 2019 policy response to LGBTQ laws there. The stance by Transport for London (TfL) has reportedly angered Doha during its hosting of the football tournament, with the Financial Times reporting Saturday…
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Robert Lewandowski, one of the most prolific strikers in club football, finally got the first World Cup goal of his career when he netted against Saudi Arabia on Saturday.