We’ve got an exciting event going on over at our Primrose Facebook page – a prize draw for this lovely and unique Easter Island statue water feature!
To enter, just visit our Facebook page and follow the instructions. Hurry, the competition closes on Friday the 13th of April!
Just what is an Easter Island Head, though? The statues on Easter Island are known as Moai and have been standing on the island for over 500 years. The statues are made of tuff, a type of volcanic rock, and the largest statue weighs 86 tonnes! Of the 887 statues known, a number have been transported off the island, including two on display the UK – one at the British Museum in London, and the other at the World Museum in Liverpool.
The statues sit on the island of Rapa Nui, known as Easter Island in English – so called because it was discovered by a Dutch explorer on Easter Sunday, 1722.
Now that you know a little bit about Easter Island and its statues, enter in our Easter competition to win one of your own! The competition is open to UK residents over 18, and it ends at noon on Friday, 13th April 2012.
We’ve gone mad for Pinterest – it’s such a fabulous way to organize your ideas, plan your projects, or just look at loads of neat and pretty things. Our favourite things to pin are great animal & flower photos, gardening tips, and inspiring gardens. We’ve got boards for inspirational gardens, indoor gardens, garden wildlife, top tips and more!
If you’re on Pinterest, check us out! And if you’re not on it yet, just leave us a comment with your email address and we’d be happy to send you an invite. What’s Pinterest, you ask? Pinterest describes itself as a virtual pinboard – instead of tearing pictures out of magazines, you can ‘pin’ photos from any website, or ‘re-pin’ images from others. It’s great for inspiration and there’s already loads of gardeners participating! Give it a go, but be careful… it can be addictive!
Well….This is getting exciting. The keen garden labourer returned. There was still debris in the ground. I had dug over the entire plot 30 years ago…twice and got out 2 skips of rubble. The section at the end only got one dig over, in a hurry. The grass that had been down there was always poor and the ground hard and lumpy. I knew it was going to be hard going in this bit of garden, hence the need for help. This chap now took to the task with a vengeance. He constructed a giant seiving system out of an old fire guard, several spades, the legs of a dead table and a grass rake. That started to take care of the filtering out of the rubble, but he excavated a trench that was remenicent of a Time Team excavation and has discovered so far: one wheel barrow, one tin bath and a timber shaft of some kind. Tune in next week to find out what it was. — Wendy
Having many yeas ago planted out my Cordyline house plant, it has rewarded me with this elegant tree. Starlings and Fieldfare flock to the seed heads during the winter in a spectacular display. Now however, the bark is peeling away from the trunk and new spikes are sprouting from the trunk. What will happen next? Any ideas? — Wendy