Tag: Plants and flowers

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

Government House Gardens Close To Public

Government House Gardens Close To Public

The opening of Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12.00pm to 5.00pm comes to an end this Sunday [Aug 31], making for the last opportunity for the public to visit them this season. The grounds have been open since April 27 and have been enjoyed by many residents and visitors alike since. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

The Chief Justice has just issued a stay of the work to transplant the trees on Ewing Street, and the City of Hamilton said they have “not yet had the opportunity to present any information to the courts” and “look forward to clarifying the issues to the courts at the earliest opportunity.” This follows after yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was heartening to see that some residents of Ewing Street, along with the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST], took the initiative to defend the street’s trees yesterday [Aug 5]. While it’s true the City of Hamilton did advertise their imminent removal, this advertisement ran in... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

[Updated: Protest ends after area MP Walton Brown steps in] Area residents plus a few people from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] gathered on Ewing Street this morning [Aug 5] to protest the removal of trees on Ewing Street by the Corporation of Hamilton. BEST previously raised their objections to this, and speaking today... Read more of this article

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office today announced the release of a series of five stamps: Bermuda In Bloom Part 1. “Bermuda’s visitors and residents alike are sure to agree that the striking beauty and abundance of Bermuda’s floras make up a large part of the Island’s charm and tranquility. The Bermuda Post Office... Read more of this article

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

A local student who is looking to further her education in floristry in the United Kingdom has turned to popular crowd funding website GoFundMe hoping to raise the necessary funds. Alexandra Arruda has been working in the floristry industry for more than four years, traveling to the United Kingdom in order to complete her professional qualifications. She... Read more of this article

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

The 11th World Association of Flower Arrangers [WAFA] World Flower Show was held in Dublin, Ireland from June 18 through June 22, 2014, with several Bermudians taking part in the event in a number of capacities, ranging from general competition to category judging.Nicky Gurret, who recently won a bronze at The Chelsea Flower Show, and her two children,... Read more of this article


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