Archives for November 2009

Big profit from nature protection

Money invested in protecting nature can bring huge financial returns, according to a major investigation into the costs and benefits of the natural world. And so starts yesterday’s article from BBC News reporting on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study (Teeb). The international project has been looking at the economic value of natural systems […]

Last Seedy Sunday for 2009

Wow! Isn’t it insane how this last month has just flown by? Sorry this is later than expected but we are on again for this weekend. I hope you’ve got all your leftover seeds or seedlings ready to swap? Maybe you have some tasty treats already coming out of your garden? Don’t let your veges […]

Coffee Break

Those talented cats over at Oatmeal have put together this fab graphic 15 (ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee.  So for a Friday treat, learn how the giddy world of coffee is related to dancing goats, bean belts, Islam, George Washington, American GIs and brain chemicals that wanna party. Just in time for another cup […]

Paeonies or Peonies? Doesn’t matter, they’re still pretty

Things I learnt about paeonies today: The peony rose will guzzle through water like no other cut flower. A vase with only five peony stems can drink up to one litre of water every day. In New Zealand, they’re only in season for about 10 weeks and that window of opportunity is here. This feathered […]