Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Pittosporum revolutum Common Name: Rough Fruit Pittosporum Family: Pittosporaceae  Meaning: Pittosporum: Pittos from Greek meaning pitch referring to the resinous coating, sporum from Greek meaning seed, together referring to the seed which is covered in a sticky substance revolutum: From Latin meaning rolled backwards, …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Pseuderanthemum variabile Common Name: Pastel Flower Family: Acanthaceae Meaning: Pseuderanthemum: Pseud from Greek pseudo, meaning false, as in false Eranthemum. Named after Eranthemum, as it was first thought to look very similar to this plant species, whose meaning in old Greek is lovely flower. variabile: …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Utricularia gibba Common Name: Humped Bladderwort Family: Lentibulariaceae Meaning: Utricularia: From Latin meaning little bladder, referring to the tiny bladders on the thread-like leaves. gibba: From Latin for humped, referring to the inflated base of the lower lip of the …

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‘I love to write and I feel very uncomfortable if I’m away from writing’: Delve into the world of critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer Dervla McTiernan

She’s known for her crime stories which have readers second guessing who the killer is. And it appears Dervla McTiernan’s critics weren’t wrong about her critically acclaimed and bestselling murder mystery series, which includes The Ruin and The Scholar. Her third novel, …

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