A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by onlookers. He holds a corkscrew type instrument in his hand, in order to extract a single weed. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon
The Royal Navy's latest addition to the fleet, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon is pictured exercising in the English Channel.
HMS Dragon is part of the most powerful destroyer class ever built in the UK and one of the most advanced warships in the world.
She is equipped with a state of the art air defence system which will be able to track and destroy a target the size of a cricket ball travelling three times the speed of sound.
Over 150m long, Dragon will have a range of 7, 000 nautical miles.
Together with her five sister ships, HMS Dragon is designed to be a flexible, multi-role vessel able to carry out a variety of tasks across the globe, from air defence to humanitarian and anti-piracy roles
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Soil triangle diagram
Soil triangle diagram. This diagram is used to work out the type of soil in an area. A sample of soil is left to settle in water. Larger particles settle out of suspension faster than smaller ones. Soil particles are placed in three categories depending on their size: sand (largest), silt and clay (smallest). Once the layers have settled, the depth of the layer is used to work out its percentage as a component of the soil. The three percentages are then read off the axes of the triangle: clay horizontally, silt towards bottom left and sand towards top left. Loams are the best soils for cultivation
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