Gardening: What you need to know about garden box blight

As box blight and box tree caterpillars continue to damage topiary and hedging nationwide, the RHS offers some alternative plants which won’t succumb. If your box hedges and topiary have been decimated by box blight and box tree caterpillars in recent years, you might want to try some alternatives. The problem is that we rely on box for so many things – topiary, carefully clipped hedging and shapely border edges. It’s easy to keep neat and tidy, while its small evergreen leaves make a terrific foil for brightly coloured flowers. The box tree moth, originally from East Asia, arrived in Britain in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2011 that larvae were spotted in private gardens in the home counties and it still proving a problem, particularly for gardeners in the south east. The caterpillars feed within webbing, completely defoliating box plants. Between 2015 and 2016, the RHS received more than 800 reports of the moth, jumping to more than 3,000 in 2017 and more than 6,000 last year. The yellow, green and black caterpillars may be difficult to see unless you look hard, but if you find them, pick them off. For larger outbreaks you may have to go to the garden cen...

What’s happening this week, Aug. 22-28, in Provincetown, Truro & Wellfleet – Entertainment – Wicked Local Provincetown

Atlantic House, 4-6 Masonic Place. Little Bar from noon daily; Macho Bar from 10 pm daily w/ DJ Wayne Michael; “Code,” Fri.; “Black,” Sat.; all no cover. Big Room w/ DJ David LaSalle or DJ Wayne Michael from 10 pm daily: “Enchanted Bodies,” Fri.; “Boys Night Out,” Mon., no cover; “Harness,” Tues.; “Jock,” Wed. Art House, 214 Commercial St. Steve Grand, 7 pm Thurs. & Tues., 7:30 pm Wed., $40-$50; “The First Wives Fight Club” w/ Varla Jean Merman, Jinkx Monsoon & Liza Lott, 7:30 pm Thurs., 9:30 pm Wed., $35-$45; Varla Jean Merman, “A Star Is Bored,” 9 pm Thurs.-Fri & Tues., 7:30 pm Fri. & Mon., $35-$45; Judy Gold, 9:30 pm Thurs., 7:30 pm Fri., $30-$40; Jinkx Monsoon, “Together Again, Again,” 9 pm Sat.-Mon., $30-$75; Miss Conception, “TV Land,” 9:30 pm Sat.-Tues., $30-$40; Faith Prince w/ Alex Rybeck, 7 pm Sun., 6 pm Mon., $50-$100; The Kinsey Sicks, “Naked Drag Queens Singing,” 8 pm Sun-Wed., $35-$45; Marilyn Maye w/ Billy Stritch, 6 pm Wed., $50-$75. Boatslip, 161 Commercial St. Tea Dance w/ DJ Maryalice, 4 pm daily; Carnival Parade Extended Tea, Thurs.; I Love the ‘90s, Mon.; cover varies. Bubala’s by the Bay, 185 Commercial St. Chandler Travis Philharmonette, 9:...

Butt Weld Reducers Market Research Report, Rising Preferences, Boost Growth, Expectations, Key Developments 2019-2025

Market Research Hub (MRH) has actively included a new research study titled Global Butt Weld Reducers Market Research Report 2019-2025 to its wide online repository. The concerned market is discoursed based on a variety of market influential factors such as drivers, opportunities and restraints. This study tends to inform the readers about the current as well as future market scenarios extending up to the period until forecast period limit; 2025. In addition, a deep analysis of the competitive landscape, including prime market players is also enclosed in this report. Butt Weld Reducer is an pipe connector or pipe joint that reduces the size of pipe from larger diameter to smaller. The pipe reducers are suitable components in pipelines that reduce pipe size from large to small bores. In 2019, the market size of Butt Weld Reducers is xx million US$ and it will reach xx million US$ in 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% from 2019; while in China, the market size is valued at xx million US$ and will increase to xx million US$ in 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during forecast period. In this report, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate th...

These luminous maps show what your favorite city looks like at night!

NiteLanding’s lamp looks like the view from your airplane as you’re flying over a city at night! Taking topographical data of cities and adding light to them, NiteLanding isn’t really a decorative map as much as it’s an interactive lighting device. In the day, it looks like a bird’s eye view of your favorite city, but as night falls, the NiteLanding lights up, just like the city does, mimicking streetlights and building lights as seen from above! It truly resembles looking down upon your city from the skies! NiteLanding was born out of a passion for travel, and a need to capture the beauty of a city, not just during the day but also at night. NiteLanding comes to life in the dark, as small pores and dots light up on its surface to resemble the city’s lights. Each city’s map is crafted to perfection, sometimes with details that are as much as half a millimeter thin. The maps use highly accurate and open-source data from OpenStreetMap, capturing the finest and smallest of details to create a relief map that’s as accurate as it gets. Right behind the map sits a piece of acrylic glass with thousands of dots etched into it. LEDs around the edges of the map help illuminate these etche...