Timothy Lee Jun Yu

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Bégonia Rex ‘China Curl’ – Paris côté jardin

<b>Lors de mon séjour en Suisse en juillet dernier, j’ai eu l’occasion de découvrir une petite collection de bégonias cultivés dans les serres de la</b> …

Rex Begonias - Growing the Striking Foliage Plants

Overview and Description<p>Rex begonias are tropical plants, prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves. Although they are at …

Plants

Beautiful Begonias In The Greenhouse

Although there are thousands of species and varieties of begonias, they’re usually divided into groups based on the differing root structures of the plants. Some are classified as tuberous, and others as fibrous. But it’s the rhizomatous begonias that make stunning houseplants all year long because …

Hardy (and almost-hardy) begonias

Not all begonias turn up their toes at the first sign of frost: Robbie Blackhall-Miles profiles a handful of species that will thrive in a sheltered spot in the garden<p>I was introduced to begonias at a very young age. I remember visiting the house of my great great aunt Gwen and in the greenhouse I …

Gardens: salvias

I could pretend that it was their hard-working quality that drew me to shrubby salvias. After all, their ability to flower from June through to October is quite some boon, and just the sort of thing those with small gardens should be looking out for. But no one really gardens like that, head …

Pitch imperfect

<b>Monday</b><p>Not a great start to the week: I am on my way to London for an extremely important pitch – one we have been working on for weeks and really, really want. As the train pulls into Manningtree station the conductor announces that there will be a short delay. No problem as I've allowed an extra …

Watering pots: the hardest art to master

Gardeners who want to go on holiday should beware of too many plants in pots<p>Watering pots is the hardest of horticultural skills to master.<p>Container gardening is popular now, but how many people do it really well? We have too many plants in pots and if I go away, even for as little as two days, I …

Garden Visit: The Swiss Cottage Garden, Alpine Views Included

On a recent European vacation, I spotted this petite cottage garden in Samedan, Switzerland (pop. circa 3,000), just a few towns over from the …

Gardening

Best gardens in UK to visit on Bank Holiday Monday

We round up the best gardens to visit on Bank Holiday Monday.<p><b>1. The gardens at Helmingham Hall:</b><p>When Xa Tollemache arrived at Helmingham Hall in the 1970s she knew nothing about gardening. Today she’s an award-winning landscape designer, and she learnt it all here.<p><b>2. Mapperton, Dorset</b><p>Laid out below …

Gardening

Gardens: what to do this week

<b>Treat this</b> If the leaf edges of your heucheras, hydrangeas and rhododendrons are notched by an invisible pest, the likely culprit is vine weevil. This weevil is evil: the adult attacks the leaves in night-time raids while underground the larvae munch on the roots, which weakens the whole plant. For …

Gardens: late-summer flowers

There are plenty of easy-to-grow plants ready to deliver a hit of colour and form at this time of year<p>A couple of months ago, even ordinary gardens had some colour in their cheeks. But now they're mostly just green. Late-summer drabness is often explained away by, "Oh my garden looks its best in …

Seedcell: an invention that means perfect seeds in every slice

Seedcell looks like a pizza, but is actually a clever, sustainable way to sow your plants<p>It could be the easiest form of seed-sowing yet invented. Simply tear off a piece of cardboard, pop it in the ground and wait for your plant to grow.<p>Seedcell looks like a pizza, with seeds inserted into each …

Gardens: late summer colour

Perhaps surprisingly for so gifted a gardener, Dan Pearson is colour blind, but finds fine tuning the shades only ‘hones his art’<p>Angled already but bright and golden, the August light is one of extremes: dusty if it stays dry, with greens darkened by their contrast to the buttery grassland.<p>The …

DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners

Like most things in your garden, tools need a little loving care to keep them happy. Here are a few easy tips for cleaning and caring for your …

Gardening

Investing in the hardest working body of water in the world

A unique partnership has created an incredible opportunity to help rehabilitate the Gulf region.<p><i>By Laura Huffman, director of urban strategies The</i> …

Spiraling Skyscraper Farms for a Future Manhattan

As the world’s population continues to skyrocket and cities strain under the increased demand for resources, skyscraper farms offer an inspired …

Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

The city of Culiacán, in western Mexico has the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. After speaking with family members of victims of drug …

Explore 6 High Line-Inspired Copy Cats Changing Cities Across the Globe

Since its opening in 2009, the mind-blowing success of New York City's High Line has taken the world by storm—and it now seems like every city wants …

Canada's Vertigo-Inducing Capilano Suspension Bridge Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Since it was first constructed from hemp ropes and cedar planks in 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge has been giving pedestrians crossing the …

Hiking

Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg is currently working on a plan that would eliminate the need for cars within the next 15-20 years, making the city a greener, healthier and …

Amazing LED mushroom lamps turn your home into a fairytale forest

Yes, your eyes <i>are</i> playing tricks on you. What looks like a mythical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale, is in fact a beautiful …

Design

New Zealand's Whimsical Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Towers Above The Redwood Forest

The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant by New Zealand based Pacific Environments Architects Ltd. (PEL) is a stunning architectural feat perched high above a …

New Zealand

A Solar-Powered Hydroponic Food Belt Could Green the Entire Arabian Peninsula

Barcelona-based studio Forward Thinking Architecture has envisioned a way to transform the inhospitable Arabian Peninsula into a global agricultural …

Aquaponics

The World's Deserts Are Greening from Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

Thanks to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, the world’s deserts are getting a little greener through a process called “CO2 fertilization.” …

Climate Change

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

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Western Ghats’ heritage status to be decided on Thursday

The World Heritage Committee, which is meeting at St. Petersburg in Russia, will decide on Thursday the heritage status of the Western Ghats. The …

Biodiversity