Rhododendron ponticum

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Name: Rhododendron ponticum
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

It’s two decades since ‘education, education, education’, but still Britain’s primary school admissions are a farce

First, the bad news: our local police station is closing down. But here’s the good news: it’s being turned into a new primary school. Such is the demand for places around our neck of the woods – in Southwark, south London – that we are pathetically grateful ... [Published The Independent - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

EU to back alien species blacklist

The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight invasive alien species such as killer shrimp and Japanese knotweed spreading.There will be a ban on the possession, transport, selling or growing of species deemed as of "Union ... [Published BBC - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Removal of shrubs reveals ancient Roman fort paths

YOU often find a few unexpected things while tidying up your garden, but how about paths leading to a Roman fort?Staff cutting back shrubs in the grounds of Mavisbank House, just outside Loanhead, have just revealed the ancient roads after a mass of rhododendron ... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ritual slaughter

Dispelling myths around Islamic rules for animal slaughter. SIR As a Muslim peer who contributed to a recent debate in the House of Lords on the subject of religious slaughter, I have been alarmed at the sudden and rather aggressive publicity surrounding ... [Published Telegraph - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Nov 20 2013 - Updated Nov 20 2013 - 1 reports

Rhododendron - tackling the tree rose

They make a stunning display in spring, but some Rhododendrons are now a major headache for estate managers, groundsmen and greenkeepers, particularly as they are linked to the spread of tree diseases.Monsanto's Manda Sansom looks at the problem and the ... [Published Pitch-Care.com - Nov 20 2013]

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"Invasive species can have a huge impact on our native species. They can out-compete them for food and for resources, they can also introduce diseases which our native species aren't resistant to, so wiping them out completely. It's a huge problem" she said
Chris Lewis, a trustee of the Mavisbank Trust, which was set up in 2002 to preserve the property, said: "We are delighted that Historic Scotland has undertaken this work which is a valuable contribution to our partnership’s ongoing plans to restore the house and grounds and make Mavisbank’s fascinating past more accessible to the public."
...It is easy to criticise the Malaysians, SIR Sign outside a shop in Norwich: "Mother’s Day is coming, special knife sharpening and mending service available." SIR Crimea will almost certainly vote to go back to Russia...
..." Mr Parrott explains that large rhododendron bushes are usually cut and burned. "This is labour-intensive and carbon dioxide emissions from burning rhododendron are around 160 tonnes per hectare. Regrowth must also be sprayed. Stem treatment minimises damage to non-target plants as chemical is injected into a reservoir created with a drill."

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It’s two decades since ‘education, education, e... [Published The Independent - Apr 16 2014]
EU to back alien species blacklist [Published BBC - Apr 16 2014]
Removal of shrubs reveals ancient Roman fort paths [Published The Scotsman - Apr 15 2014]
Ritual slaughter [Published Telegraph - Mar 15 2014]
Rhododendron - tackling the tree rose [Published Pitch-Care.com - Nov 20 2013]
A lethal killer is on the loose in our woods [Published Telegraph - Aug 06 2013]
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