Gardens Under Threat « lancalass

My Sister Pauline, called Home Too Soon.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane , I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.

The greatest gift our parents gave us..was each other.

If I had a flower for every memory I have with you, I could forever walk in my garden.

Rest In Peace knowing how much I love you!!

All I ask is that you remember me at the alter of God.


A sundown splendid and serene,
A sister’s kiss upon your cheek,
A timeless moment when you are thanked,
You smile but cannot speak.
Such gifts are rich beyond compare,
And compensate for grief and care.
We lost a very special sister and best friend the day you were called home so suddenly and without warning..
Loved with a love beyond all telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears.
Goodnight and God Bless Pauline I love you and miss you so much…xxx

Re-united with her loving parents and brothers Peter and John, sister Patrica. Missed by her loving husband Peter also daughter Susan and Ebony her granddaughter,  son Anthony, and Grandsons.. Not forgetting  Brian and Granddaughter Julie.

All of you Rest In Peace!


Gardens Under Threat

Gardens under threat from ‘game changing’ plant disease.

A pest that can infect plants from lavender to cherry trees is of real and growing concern in the UK, say experts.

Outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa have caused widespread problems in Europe, wiping out entire olive groves.

The Royal Horticultural Society says the disease could arrive in the UK on imported stock, threatening gardens.

The European Commission has stepped up protections against the spread of Xylella, which can infect more than 350 different plants.

But RHS head of plant health Gerard Clover warned that it was probably only a matter of time before it spreads to the UK.

“Xylella is a game-changer for gardeners and the horticultural industry and it is vital that we understand its potential impact,” he said.

Experts describe Xylella fastidiosa as>>


And there is also:


Following the discovery of a red palm weevil on an imported plant in south east england ( not my nursery ! ) last spring, DEFRA requested protected zone status within the EU to protect our palm populations from attack.

From 1st January 2018 it is prohibited to import palms without a new ZP code. To obtain a ZP code for export to UK and Ireland a producers palms have to be grown in a protected area ( e.g.closed greenhouse ) or quarantined for a minimum of 2 years in a protected area.


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