Monday, 17 November 2014


A narrows is a huge waterway joined with a sea or ocean, structured by a gulf of water because of the encompassing area blocking some waves and regularly diminishing winds. Coves likewise exist in-area situations as a gulf to any bigger waterway, for example, a lake or pond, or the estuary of a stream, for example, those found in and around the Great Lakes of North America, or in the estuary of the parramatta River in Australia. A vast sound may be known as a bay, an ocean, a sound, or a bight. A bay is a roundabout or oval beachfront inlet with a restricted passageway; a few inlets may be alluded to as coves. A fjord is an especially soak cove formed by frigid movement. Straights were noteworthy in the historical backdrop of human settlement in light of the fact that they can give a safe spot to angling. Later they were imperative in the advancement of ocean exchange as the safe port they give energized their determination as ports. Any straight may contain fish and other ocean animals or be nearby different bayous. For instance, James Bay is contiguous Hudson Bay. Extensive bayous, for example, the bay of Bengal and the Hudson Bay, have shifted marine geography.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Fertilizer is any organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin that is added to a soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Conservative estimates report 30 to 50% of crop yields are attributed to natural or synthetic commercial fertilizer. European fertilizer market is expected to grow to €15.3 billion by 2018. Mined inorganic fertilizers have been used for many centuries, whereas chemically synthesized inorganic fertilizers were only widely developed during the industrial revolution.

Increased understanding and use of fertilizers were important parts of the pre-industrial British Agricultural Revolution and the industrial Green Revolution of the 20th century. Inorganic fertilizer use has also significantly supported global population growth it has been estimated that almost half the people on the Earth are currently fed as a result of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Astrophytum is a genus of six species[2] of cacti. These species are sometimes referred to as living rocks, though the term is also used for other genera, particularly Lithops (Aizoaceae). The generic name is derived from the Greek words άστρον (astron), meaning "star," and φυτόν (phyton), meaning "plant."

Friday, 4 November 2011

Bay Tree Care

Question: On my return from England I brought with me a Bay Leaf Tree. It is about 8" tall. Can you tell me how to care for it? Do I keep it indoors or out, how do I water it, and when should it be repotted?

Answer: These plants will not withstand freezing weather, so you will need to overwinter it indoors in a very bright location. Take special care not to overwater it during the winter when its growth slows. In spring, acclimate it gradually to the outdoors and move it to a sunny or partly sunny spot. Fertilize with a dilute water-soluble fertilizer only when it is in active growth, and do not expect it to grow very fast -- this is a relatively slow grower in the best of conditions. Repot during the growing season as needed into a well drained or soilless mix.

Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) is originally from the Mediterranean region where it grows to be a tree over 30 feet tall. Luckily, it adapts well to growing in a pot! Here are some tips on pruning: Many gardeners train it as a decorative topiary "standard" with a bare trunk and a rounded mass of foliage at the top, like a lollipop, but you can train it to any shape you prefer. If you decide to create a standard, however, gradually remove the lower branches over a period of several years. (In addition to changing the appearance, removing these branches will also slow the tree's growth rate.)

Regardless of the shape, you will need to settle on a regular pruning routine which matches your tree's seasonal growth spurts. Trim it back at the end of the season before you bring it inside for the winter, and again in late spring after the spring growth spurt. You may also need to trim periodically during the summer to maintain a desired size. Once the tree is truly as large as you can handle, you might also wish to cut back on fertilizing so it grows in a slower maintenance mode. You may also find that an older tree will grow more slowly than your currently vigorous young cutting.