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Four Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Garden, And Why You’re Wrong

Contributed Post Gardeners are strange beasts. They are outside in all weathers pottering about, planting or weeding. Mowing or pruning. But for all of their dedication, the can sometimes cloud the truth a little when it come to their own garden. Read on to find out more. I had to start from nothing A lot of gardeners lie to themselves by reasoning that it’s OK that their garden doesn’t look that good because there wasn’t much to work with when they moved in. But the truth of the matter is that there are so many amazing garden supplies and products, even if you are starting with a bare square of earth, you can actually get some fantastic results. You can even buy soil, rocks, and…
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Revisiting Ray Harryhausen’s 1958 classic, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Ray Harryhausen was a mainstay of my childhood. His movies were regular features on the Saturday matinees — on television, not in theaters; I’m not THAT old! — and they sucked me in every time. How could they not? No sane young boy would be anything but engrossed by giant creatures slugging it out with heroes in sandals, and Harryhausen’s creatures were AWESOME. So not too long ago, I decided to revisit a handful of his movies, among them The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. As a kid I had no real affection for the Arabian myths, so Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad films never quite connected with me despite my huge love for his work and Harryhausen liberally mixing in monsters and myths from others cultures. I…
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