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Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

The Ministry of Public Works will soon be issuing notices to “residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians,” and “if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Carlos Amaral of Amaral Farms, who is pictured below with the Acting Governor. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to London... Read more of this article

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

Planting Seeds & Caring For Seedlings On Nov 7

The Friends of the Bermuda National Library is getting set to present “Planting Seeds and Caring for Seedlings” with Frances Eddy on Tuesday, November 7 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda National Library. The event poster says, “There are advantages in starting vegetable seeds in trays and then transplanting them into the garden. But how to get... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the overgrowth of vegetation on our roadsides, saying that some of the contributing factors have been private landowners not maintaining their property, weed spraying not having been carried out for the past two years, and a lack of resources of both labour and equipment. Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is asking the public to keep their eyes out for two invasive vine species presently growing in Bermuda – kudzu and the hyacinth bean. “DENR needs to monitor these invasive species in order to determine if they have spread and to what extent they pose a threat to the island’s... Read more of this article

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

Local conservationist and horticulturist Ryan Amaral recently turned to photography in order to “educate the Bermuda public about all the species that call our little rock home.” Operating under the Instagram pseudonym ‘EcoGuardian‘ Mr. Amaral shares his photographs of Bermuda’s wildlife accompanied by detailed captions... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5pm comes to an end this Sunday [Sept 3], having been open since April 30th. Governor John Rankin, said: “I hope that all residents and visitors who were able to visit the Government House Gardens during the Sunday afternoon openings this year enjoyed the... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every spring in Bermuda a little plant comes into flower, sprinkling... Read more of this article

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

The Government House Gardens will be closed to the general public from Sunday, August 6 until Sunday, August 13. A spokesperson said, “Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday, 6 August 2017 [Cup Match weekend]. “The grounds will reopen on Sunday, 13 August 2017.” Related StoriesNotices... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An event titled ‘Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda’ is set to take place on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.00pm at The World Heritage Centre in St. George’s, featuring speaker Saskia Wolsak. This lecture is presented by The St. George’s Foundation and The St. David’s Island Historical Society. Ms.... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday [June 25] due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend. Government House said, “Due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend, Government... Read more of this article