16 Creeping raspberry

first_imgCreeping raspberry is a fast-growing evergreen ground coverimported from Taiwan. It grows 3 to 6 inches high and spreads 3to 6 feet in all directions.As the name implies, creeping raspberry creeps along the groundby forming runners, much like strawberries, which root at theirnodes and establish new colonies.It’s aggressive, but creeping raspberry isn’t invasive. Itdoesn’t climb trees or smother nearby shrubs. And you can easilycontrol it with mechanical edging.Great foliageCreeping raspberry has coarse-textured leaves with deep veinsthat make them puckered. They’re about 1.5 inches across and have 3 to 5 lobes. In the spring and summer, the leaves areshiny, dark green above and gray-green below. They turn burgundyin fall and winter.Its white, midsummer flowers get lost in the foliage. Tiny,raspberry-like fruits followed the flowers in late summer. Thefruits are edible and tasty, but they’re tiny, so don’t expect anabundant harvest. Fruiting isn’t one of the plant’s strong points.Plant creeping raspberry plants 4 to 6 feet apart to allow themplenty of room to spread. A full-sun site is best, althoughplants will adapt to partial shade. Don’t plant them in wet soilsor areas that may get too much irrigation. Wet soils or overheadirrigation will make the plants look ragged.Good for GeorgiaCreeping raspberry does well in most of Georgia. It’s hardy inzones 7 to 9. In the mountains, winter hardiness may be aproblem. It has excellent pest resistance and deer tolerance.If a harsh winter leaves the foliage a little rough, a lighttrimming with the lawn mower in mid-March will encourage a newgrowth flush in the spring.To help it establish fast, apply a granular fertilizer such as16-4-8 or 12-4-8 in early spring. Apply it when the foliage isdry, and sweep or rake excess granules off the leaves. Then waterto wash off any residual fertilizer.Creeping Raspberry can be propagated by separating a rootedrunner from the mother plant.It’s not just for ditches or slopes. Creeping Raspberry looksparticularly nice in a raised bed or planter if you let itcascade over a wall or container.(Gary Wade is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Volume XXXNumber 1Page 16 By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaMost landscapes have difficult sites, like hot, dry, erodibleslopes or ditches where soil moisture fluctuates from very wet tovery dry. Not many plants tolerate conditions like these. Butcreeping raspberry (Rubus pentalobus) not only survivesthere but thrives.last_img read more

Bombers need shootout to capture West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey title

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Championship Thursday afternoon at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.Captains Naomi Perkins with a nice deke and Allie Zondervan scored in the shootout to give LVR a 2-0 advantage after the teams played to a 1-1 regulation and overtime tie.Tara Yowek stopped every one of the Rockers shooters to power the Bombers.”Field conditions were horrible puddles and lakes everywhere,” said Bomber head coach Val Gibson. “It was truly disappointing to have to play such a fast paced game (normally) at a snail’s pace today.”LVR gained a bye into the final after claiming the regular season title.The Rockers upset defending champion J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 1-0 in the semi final Tuesday.LVR opened the scoring when Grade 9 sensation Hanna Quinn scored for the Bombers.Stanley Humphries tied the game later sending the contest into extra time.Nothing was decided in two 10-minute overtime periods.”The players were amazing and both sides were totally soaked and frustrated,” Gibson said.The Bombers now advance to the Provincial Tournament in Oliver on November 6-8 while the Rockers have a chance to gain a wild card spot in the 16-team tournament in a play-in game Tuesday in Kelowna.Thursday game was the fina home game for 2014 grads,  Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Hailee Gerun, Anna Goeppner, Sarah Wade, Lauren Walgren, Jena Wheeldon and Tara Yowek.last_img read more

Surprise! Marquette King trolls Gruden, Raiders after Broncos win

first_imgYou didn’t really think the Raiders were getting out of Denver without hearing from their former punter Marquette King, did you?Well, King didn’t disappoint Sunday night when he posted a video taking a shot at Raiders coach Jon Gruden following the Broncos’ come-from-behind 20-19 victory over Oakland in the final seconds.Somehow we knew King would get in more kicks than the four punts he had against the Raiders Sunday that averaged a whopping 51.0 yards.King, who remains somewhat bitter that …last_img read more

Oakland A’s reflect on historic, homer-happy night at the Coliseum

first_imgOAKLAND — It had never happened before in over 50 years of Major League Baseball at the Coliseum.From A’s manager Bob Melvin’s perspective, it may take another half-century for it to take place again.The A’s and Houston Astros combined for 10 home runs Thursday night in their series opener, with Matt Chapman’s homer — his second of the game — in the bottom of the eighth proving to be the difference in a 7-6 Oakland win.Three other players — A’s first baseman Matt Olson and the Astros’ …last_img read more

No. 2 Michigan stays unbeaten, beats No. 21 Indiana

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) drives against Indiana in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan got Indiana’s best players in foul trouble in the opening minutes and took full advantage, building a cushion it used to stay undefeated.Charles Matthew scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help the second-ranked Wolverines build a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the 21st-ranked Hoosiers 74-63 victory Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Michigan led 44-29 at halftime and didn’t have much trouble keeping a comfortable cushion after halftime in part because Morgan picked up his third and fourth fouls.“We kind of took them out of their flow,” Poole said.Miller lamented his team getting off to another poor start.“The beginning of the game, we’re not tough enough,” Miller said. “We take a punch, maybe a few too many and then get up off the ground.”Langford agreed.“We’ve been coming back and winning close games,” he said. “Now that’s not going to work for us down the road.”BIG PICTUREIndiana: Langford and Morgan have to learn how to avoid getting into foul trouble because of their value to the team. Both went to the bench with two fouls early in the game and Morgan was limited even more in the second half because he had two more fouls while trying to defend shots from the perimeter, decisions that were costly.“I just have to be smarter,” Morgan said.Indiana will have more depth when center De’Ron Davis, who warmed up Sunday, and guard Rob Phinisee return from injuries. The Hoosiers (12-3, 3-1) had won seven straight since losing at Duke and their chances to extend the streak were hurt because their stars were forced to sit a lot.Indiana’s Juwan Morgan scored 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting and Romero Langford added 17 points while limited by foul trouble.“When those two guys aren’t on the floor, we’re a different team offensively and defensively,” Indiana coach Archie Miller said.When Morgan and Langford went to the bench with two fouls early in the first half, the Wolverines went on a 12-3 run in less than 3 minutes before the pair returned to the floor.“We set the tone and we got their two big guys in foul trouble,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “They’re tremendous. They’re really tough to stop and they both sat about 20 minutes.”ADVERTISEMENT Nick Foles leads Eagles in upset of Bears Michigan’s Jordan Poole finished with 18 points, Zavier Simpson scored 12 and freshman reserve Brandon Johns had eight points and eight rebounds.The Wolverines (15-0, 4-0 Big Ten) are a win away from matching their best start in school history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’re just worried about getting better,” Poole said. “We rarely talk about our record.”Michigan joined No. 8 Michigan State as the two teams without a Big Ten loss four games into the 20-game conference schedule. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Michigan: The Wolverines usually play just two players off the bench and one of the regular reserves, Isaiah Livers, missed a second straight game with a back injury. Johns may have earned more playing time. He had to play because Livers was out and center Jon Teske and his backup, Austin Davis, were in foul trouble while trying to defend Morgan. Johns made the most of the opportunity with season highs in points, rebounds and minutes (13) and hurt the Hoosiers’ comeback hopes.“There’s an argument for him to be the first big man off the bench after the way he played,” Beilein said.HE SAID ITThe 6-foot Simpson made some running hook shots, scoring in a way undersized guards have to near the lane, according to Beilein.“Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) would be proud,” Beilein said.UP NEXTIndiana: Plays at Maryland (12-3, 3-1) on Friday.Michigan: Plays at Illinois (4-11, 0-4) on Thursday. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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Ultras Malaya snubs Malaysia vs Thailand match

first_imgThe 20,000-strong ultras group has been one of the driving forces behind Malaysia’s succesful run in the tournament, leading the home fans’ cheers during matches. Head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee and his charges too has credited the group’s support for them, and the players would pay respect to the ultras by celebrating near them after every match. Southeast Asian Games Ultras Malaya snubs Malaysia vs Thailand final match in solidarity with ticket-less home fans Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 17:54 8/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ultras Malaya choreo, SEA Games, 26082017 Zulhilmi Zainal Southeast Asian Games Malaysia U23 v Thailand U23 Malaysia U23 The fiery group of Malaysia supporters will not be lending their voice and support to the hosts, when they take on Thailand on Tuesday. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Following the SEA Games gold medal match ticket fiasco, hosts Malaysia U23 are set to lose their home advantage, as their hardcore fans the Ultras Malaya has decided to give the match a miss altogether. In a Twitter post, the fiery group of supporters announced the decision, citing the need for solidarity with many of the home fans who could not get the final match tickets due to the SEA Games organisers’ decision to not sell them online. Esok curva tutup!All the best to our heroes in final match tomorrow. #solidaritipemainke12 #sehatisejiwa pic.twitter.com/oCDlffWZTg — اولتراس ملايا 07 (@ultrasmalaya07) August 28, 2017 The organisers’ decision led to many to start queueing up for the tickets on late Sunday night at the match venue and where the tickets are sold the Shah Alam Stadium, immediately after the announcement was made public. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina On Monday afternoon, the fans erupted at the stadium, forcing the police to intervene and keep peace. Up until 7pm Monday, fans were still gathering at the stadium hoping that extra tickets would be made available. The ultras then made another post; urging those who failed to get tickets to the final, to instead save their money to join them at the Malaysia senior team’s Asian Cup qualifiers match against Hong Kong next week, to be played in Melaka on September 5.”Those who failed to get tickets, save your money for next week’s Asian Cup qualifying match. Let’s throng the Hang Jebat Stadium!”Yang mana gagal dapatkan tiket esok, kumpul duit anda untuk dibawa ke minggu depan untuk match asia cup. Ayuh penuhkan stadium hang jebat!— اولتراس ملايا 07 (@ultrasmalaya07) August 28, 2017 In a longer statement, the group explained the decision was not taken because of their failure to get tickets. However, it is to make a statement about the poor ticketing system that has failed the fans.”Ultras Malaya will not officially open our curva for tomorrow’s final match, as a sign of solidarity with our comrades and the other supporters who came from far and near to get tickets, but failed to purchase any because of the poor ticket sale system implemented by the organisers.”last_img read more

Kohli Rohit on verge of creating another partnership record

first_imgPort of Spain: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma will eye another record if they get a chance to bat together in the third and final ODI against the West Indies on Wednesday. The Kohli-Sharma duo need just 27 runs to complete 1,000 partnership runs against the West Indies in ODIs. If they manage to achieve the feat, they will become the first pair to score 1,000 partnership runs against West Indies in ODI cricket. Meanwhile, left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will also aim to become the fastest Indian bowler to scalp 100 ODI wickets. The 24-year-old has taken 96 wickets in 53 ODIs and is just four short of the 100-wicket milestone. If he manages to pick up four wickets in the third ODI, he will become the fastest Indian to achieve the feat, bettering the record of seamer Mohammed Shami, who took 56 ODIs to touch the three-digit mark.last_img read more

France bracing for more protests despite retreat on taxes

first_imgPARIS — The concessions made by France’s prime minister in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations that have been rocking France over the past three weeks, seem to have so far failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and farmers now threatening to join the fray.A day after Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of planned fuel tax hikes that kicked off protests, the “yellow vest” protest movement showed no sign of slowing down on Wednesday. Students opposed to a university application system remained mobilized, trucking unions called for a rolling strike and France’s largest farm union threatened to launch protests next week.A joint statement from the CGT and FO trucking unions protesting a cut to overtime rates called for action from Sunday night.The Associated Presslast_img read more

School District selects name for new elementary school

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After months of decision making, the School District 60 Board of Trustees have finally decided on a name for the new elementary school that is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital.The new elementary school will now be known as Anne Roberts Young, the first registered nurse in Fort St. John.Board Chair, Ida Campbell, says the Board and Superintendent, Dave Sloan, decided to go with Anne Roberts Young, not only for historical reasoning but for the school’s proximity to the hospital. “Superintendent Dave Sloan believes the name is fitting given to the new school’s location across the street from the Fort St. John Hospital and Birthing Centre and the fact that Anne Roberts Young has dedicated so much of her professional life to providing healthcare in our community.”The new elementary school is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital at a cost of $31.3 million. Construction started in 2018 and will be complete by the Fall of 2020.last_img read more