Hebe 'Pascal' - The pretty foliage of this compact evergreen, which changes from green to burgundy during the colder months, is reason enough to find a spot in the garden for it, but it also offers summer interest with its spikes of lavender-blue flowers. It makes a good choice for a pot, particularly if winter colour is needed.

Hebe 'Pascal' - The pretty foliage of this compact evergreen, which changes from green to burgundy during the colder months, is reason enough to find a spot in the garden for it, but it also offers summer interest with its spikes of lavender-blue flowers. It makes a good choice for a pot, particularly if winter colour is needed.

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Gallipots, brought over to England from the Mediterranean to hold makeup and ointments. Specifically, "puppy water" (The Lady's Dressing Room). OED: "the urine of a puppy, formerly used as a cosmetic." It was believed to be an anti aging recipe and to improve complexion.

Gallipots, brought over to England from the Mediterranean to hold makeup and ointments. Specifically, "puppy water" (The Lady's Dressing Room). OED: "the urine of a puppy, formerly used as a cosmetic." It was believed to be an anti aging recipe and to improve complexion.

HERBS & THE LIVER: What is Astragalus? (atractylis gummifera) - Astragalus is a plant native to Asia. The leaves of this plant produce a sweet resin that can be made into chewing gum (hence, the scientific name "gummifera"). In Mediterranean countries, it's also used to treat fever, induce vomiting and increase urination. However, this plant has toxins that can lead to acute liver failure.  * #herb #liver #health

HERBS & THE LIVER: What is Astragalus? (atractylis gummifera) - Astragalus is a plant native to Asia. The leaves of this plant produce a sweet resin that can be made into chewing gum (hence, the scientific name "gummifera"). In Mediterranean countries, it's also used to treat fever, induce vomiting and increase urination. However, this plant has toxins that can lead to acute liver failure. * #herb #liver #health

Neo-Metro Toilet in Mediterranean Bathroom from Columbus, Ohio Residence

Neo-Metro Toilet in Mediterranean Bathroom from Columbus, Ohio Residence

Britain under pressure to accept African migrant quotas after Med drownings

A migrant is helped to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday 19 April by a merchant vessel.

Tech Out New Technology  Family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up Stockholm weather<===Watch this on Youtube. The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3C (27F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. For example at the end of January it can be -2C outside and it can be 15 to 20C upstairs explains Sacilotto. He was inspired to build a house-in-a-greenhouse through his relationship with architect Bengt Warne…

Tech Out New Technology Family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up Stockholm weather<===Watch this on Youtube. The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3C (27F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. For example at the end of January it can be -2C outside and it can be 15 to 20C upstairs explains Sacilotto. He was inspired to build a house-in-a-greenhouse through his relationship with architect Bengt Warne…

So why bother with parsley? It's a bitter herb that not only helps digestion, but makes almost any savory dish taste better.

So why bother with parsley? It's a bitter herb that not only helps digestion, but makes almost any savory dish taste better.

Milkweed: The Ricinus are popularly known as castor oil plant belonging to the species of flowering plant such as, Euphorbiaceae. It is typically raised and grown as an ornamental plant in the Southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. The seeds of the plants is very toxic containing ricin. In 2007,the Guiness Book of World record declare Ricinus as the most poisonous plants. The symptoms of poisoning may felt within 2–4 hours including burning sensation in the mouth and…

Milkweed: The Ricinus are popularly known as castor oil plant belonging to the species of flowering plant such as, Euphorbiaceae. It is typically raised and grown as an ornamental plant in the Southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. The seeds of the plants is very toxic containing ricin. In 2007,the Guiness Book of World record declare Ricinus as the most poisonous plants. The symptoms of poisoning may felt within 2–4 hours including burning sensation in the mouth and…

Ancient Romans: Cleaning clothes during this time was never a truly essential chore. People were used to the smell, grime, and dirt. They would clean by hiring a fuller to soak and scrub there clothes in large vats of urine which acted as ammonia.  Passerbys at these laundry facilities would add their pee to the large vats used.

Ancient Romans: Cleaning clothes during this time was never a truly essential chore. People were used to the smell, grime, and dirt. They would clean by hiring a fuller to soak and scrub there clothes in large vats of urine which acted as ammonia. Passerbys at these laundry facilities would add their pee to the large vats used.

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