Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE sole occupant of a boat, adrift on the Abbey River this Thursday evening has been rescued and brought to safety after the alarm was raised shortly after 6pm.The alarm was raised at 6:15pm when a call came into Limerick fire and rescue service that a boat with one male on board was drifting down the Abbey River.Three units of the fireservice and the fire service boat “fire swift” were on scene and tended to the stricken vessel.The man was transferred to the fire service boat and the drifting boat towed to safety.Boat owners and leisure craft users are reminded to check their equipment and ensure all safety measures are in place ahead of taking to the water. Print Facebook Advertisement NewsBreaking newsStricken boat towed to safety on Abbey RiverBy Staff Reporter – October 1, 2015 704 Twitter Previous articleCaught in a continuing nightmareNext articleA tidy result for Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email read more
Black Garden Gold is not Texas Tea — oil, that is. It’s compost.And it’s magic for many gardeners say University of Georgiaexperts.”To gardeners, compost truly is ‘Black Gold,'” said WayneMcLaurin, a UGA extension horticulturist. “And, it’s free for themaking.”Most gardeners use compost as a soil amendment and mulch.”Compost improves the texture of clay and sandy soils, andimproves the water- and nutrient-holding capacity of sandysoils,” McLaurin said.Adding compost to clay soils makes them easier to work andimproves the internal drainage.”Compost is also an ideal mulch material for flower beds,vegetable gardens and around shrubs,” McLaurin said.Mix compost mulch into garden soil now as a soil amendment.Other benefits attributed to compost use include:Increases the soil earthworm population.Helps prevent soil crusting.Increases the soil microbial population.Makes it easier to pull weeds.Provides slow-release nutrients to plants.Reduces nutrient leaching and soil erosion.Reduces soil compaction.If you spread compost at the rate of 3 cubic yards per 1,000square feet of surface area, you provide a 1-inch-deep layer foryour garden’s soil.So as autumn leaves fall, and pine straw is strewn around yourlawn, don’t think of them as a nuisance. Think of them aspotential black gold.”These landscape by-products, along with grass clippings andother refuse, can be turned into useful compost,” McLaurin said.”In many cases, compost serves the same function as peat moss,and it can reduce gardening costs.”Dry materials, such as leaves and pine needles, may be collectedin fall and stacked and stored until needed. If you put kitchenscraps into the pile over the winter, add more brown material toenhance the decomposition process.Start you compost pile now while there are plenty of leaves. Bynext summer your “Black Gold” will be ready to use. For more oncomposting, see your county extension agent or visit our web siteat . read more
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