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Carthy and Anderson denied entry into Gaza as EU delegation is turned away by…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Carthy and Anderson denied entry into Gaza as EU delegation is turned away by Israel By News Highland – September 4, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ News WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Sinn Féin MEP’s Matt Carthy and Martina Anderson have been denied entry into Gaza.They were part of a delegation of 15 MEPs from 6 countries.Speaking from Jerusalem, Ms Anderson, who is leading the delegation, said the Israeli government refused the delegation entry on the grounds that the visit to the region is ‘not directly concerned with the provision of humanitarian assistance’.She says this beggars belief considering that the horrific and harrowing humanitarian situation in Gaza is a direct result of Israel’s 53-day military attack on the Gaza Strip.center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRivers released from intensive care, still on life supportNext articleGood Guy Braff gave his car away to waiter after getting hired to scrubs News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Winter garden nap

first_imgBy Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaYou’ve harvested the last of the summer veggies, and you’re ready to hang up your hoe and spade until spring.But don’t abandon the garden spot before the job is finished. Gardens need to be put to bed for the winter. Some fall maintenance will help you avoid several problems next year.The end of the season is the best time to note the varieties that performed particularly well or not so well. Make a map of garden areas that had problem weeds or that stayed wet or didn’t produce well. Identify the weeds if you can.This is an ideal time to take a sample for nematodes, too. The highest populations are while the weather is still hot and plants are still growing. Mark your calendar to take a soil test within the next two months so you’ll have time to apply any needed lime well before spring planting.Remove any trellises you’ve put up. Store them in a dry place. This will help to preserve the life of the trellis materials. Remove any string or plant debris and knock off any excess soil.If you have an irrigation system in the garden, get it ready for winter, too. Remove hoses, sprinklers, drip tape, etc. Store these out of the elements for the winter, after you remove any excess soil or plant debris. Be sure to repair, sharpen and lightly oil garden tools before storage as well.Once all the obstacles are out of the garden, run a rotary mower across it to chop up any plant debris that remains. This allows this debris to dry down faster and keeps weeds from going to seed before frost. Applying a burn-down herbicide after mowing is even better.During the fall, add organic matter such as composted grass clippings, manure and leaves to the garden. Bury the organic matter and debris by turning the land. Then plant a cover crop for the winter. This will help to prevent any soil erosion and can build up the soil when you turn the cover crop under in the spring. A grain such as rye or wheat works well for this.Finally, don’t forget to order your seed catalogs by the end of the year and begin planning next year’s garden. Ordering your seed early in the year will better your chances of getting the varieties you want.Do these things and your garden will have a cozy winter nap. And don’t fret. Spring will be here before you know it. Your garden will awaken refreshed and ready for those summer veggies once again.last_img read more