Birds & Bees.

first_imgBirds do it. Bees do it. But how do flowers and trees do it? On the next”Gardening in Georgia” June 15 and 17, host Walter Reeves will tell what to saywhen your child asks, “How do plants make babies?”Besides his “daffodil botany” lesson, Reeves will also look at “garbagegardening.” He’ll show how to sprout an avocado pit, root a pineapple top and plantginger and garlic you find at the grocery store.He’ll show how to get four times as many flowers by deadheading (removing the fadedflowers from) your rhododendrons, too.Finally, he’ll look at tropical plants. The tropical look that’s so popular incommercial landscapes can become a part of your landscape, too.Thursdays, Saturday on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10a.m. on Georgia Public Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. “Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeveslast_img read more

Jonjo Shelvey determined to make most of second England chance

first_img The Swansea midfielder, who won his only cap in 2012, has forced his way back into Roy Hodgson’s squad for next week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Switzerland and San Marino after shining at club level this season. And 23-year-old Shelvey says he is ready to take his Swansea form into the international arena as England seek the six points that will book their place in France next summer. “I don’t want to just go there (with England) and not play,” Shelvey said after again impressing in Swansea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. “I want to get the chance to play a game. “If I get the chance I know I can show everyone what I am capable of because I’ve started this season well. “But there’s still a lot more to come and I will keep working hard and try to kick on.” Shelvey’s solitary England appearance came during his three years at Liverpool and there have been times at Swansea when it looked as if he would end his career as a one-cap wonder. Swansea manager Garry Monk told him to “wise up” last season and scolded him for being “lazy” after growing tired of his indiscipline, but Shelvey took the criticism on board and was rewarded with a new four-year contract in the summer. Since then he has been at the forefront of Swansea’s march into the top four of the Barclays Premier League, his range of passing providing the service for marksmen Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis and securing his route back into the England set-up. “Roy Hodgson is a tremendous manager and I’m sure if you are doing the business on the pitch then he can’t ignore you forever,” Shelvey said. Press Association Jonjo Shelvey is determined not just to make up the numbers after being handed a second chance by England. “I feel I have warranted a place since the back end of last year. But it wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully I can kick on now and really cement my place in the squad. “I’m not as rash with my tackles and I am trying to stay on my feet. That’s something the manager (Monk) and I spoke about. “If I kept going the way I was then I probably wouldn’t be playing at the club or for this manager, but I want to play my football here.” United suffered their first defeat of the season after Juan Mata had given them the lead three minutes into the second half, firing home Luke Shaw’s cross from close range. The Spaniard said lessons had to be learned and United’s next test – after the two-week international break – is a huge affair against Liverpool at Old Trafford. “I think they changed the shape (following the goal) and we didn’t read it quickly enough,” Mata told MUTV. “They then created two quick plays and scored two good goals. We are disappointed because we wanted to learn a lesson from last season where we did the same – score first and then lose the game. “Obviously it is a bad taste now and we would have liked a perfect end to this good run of results, which would have been a win. “We now have to rest and think about this whilst we’re away (on international duty) and know that we need to learn our lesson again.” last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Gallant Falcons Lose 1-0 to France

first_imgThe initial penalty – awarded after a VAR review for a foul on Viviane Asseyi – hit the post and rolled to the touch line.But keeper Super Falcons’ Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was ruled to have moved off her line early and Renard slotted the re-taken spot kick.Nnadozie was a victim of one of the new FIFA rules which came into effect on June 1.That specific rule says: ‘The goalkeeper must have one of her feet partly on the goal-line (or above it if jumping) when the kick is taken. She cannot stand behind or in front of the line.’Despite the set back, Falcons still have a big chance of making the knockout stage as one of the best third-placed teams. They are presently third in the overall Third best teams standing behind China and Australia.With only three points from their three matches and a two-goal deficit, the Falcons’ progress to the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years will be sealed if Argentina are unable to accomplish a handsome win over Scotland in their final Group D game on Thursday, or Cameroon are unable to defeat New Zealand by more than one goal in their final Group E duel on Friday.China, with four points in Group B, and Australia, with three points already from two matches in Group C, look already good enough for the Round of 16.With the USA and Sweden packing all the points in Group F, third –placed Chile is still pointless and must defeat Thailand by more than three goals to get in the way of Nigeria. The four best third –placed teams in the six groups will join the two top –placed teams in each group to the Round of 16.France, meanwhile, heads to Le Havre to play a last-16 tie against, as yet, unknown opponents on 23 June.Yesterday’s game was an unconvincing display by Corinne Diacre’s side against a team they had previously walloped 8-0 in a friendly last year.Nigeria’s Falcons are ranked 38th in the world. France was guilty of wasteful finishing before the late drama in Rennes.The Thomas Dennerby’s Nigerian ladies who had produced a gritty defensive performance, were on course for a deserved point when that VAR check proved Ngozi Ebere fouled Asseyi from behind.Ebere, who had been booked in the first half, was sent off for a second yellow card before Renard’s first penalty hit a post.However, the officials adjudged Nnadozie had left her line early and Renard duly scored from the second attempt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAfrican champions Super Falcons lost their last Group A match of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Rennes to France after a twice-taken Video Assistant Referee (VAR) penalty by Wendie Renard gave the host a 1-0 win over Nigeria.With the victory, France topped the group on maximum nine points from three matches. Norway that defeated South Korea 2-0 is the runner up on six points with Nigeria third on three points.last_img read more