Plant of the Month-Feb 2018


(Acrotriche patula)

(Photos: E. Cousins, growth habit, close up of leaves and berries)

This bush is one stiff little cookie! You wouldn’t want to fall into it because the branches are rigid and the hard little leaves all end in really sharp points. At Cape Jervis it grows as a rounded shrub, rarely more than knee-high. The leaves are about twice as long as they are broad, at about 16mm long and 8mm wide. It is quite an eye-catching shrub, though: the shiny upper sides of the leaves make the bush look a bit sparkly, and with that built-in rigidity, it never looks wilted even in the harsh summer conditions of Cape Jervis. In Spring, the shiny groundberries make their appearance after the pale greenish flowers. The berries are bright red and fleshy, each encasing a hard brown seed.  Maybe a pretty pincushion for your garden???

Weed of the Month -Feb 2018


(Chamaesyce or Euphorbia drummondii)

(Photos: E. Cousins; growth habit, close up of leaf, tap root)

We featured this weed 2 years ago, but thought we would revisit it given a friend’s experience in December. After hand weeding it, her hands were left swollen and burned by an allergic reaction to the sap exuding from the stems. The plant is a short-lived perennial herb with a deep taproot. Smooth, thin red stems, up to 20cm long, fan out from the centre and hug the ground. The oval-shaped leaves are blue-green with a reddish-purple blotch. They grow in pairs with very short stalks, opposite each other along the stems. The inconspicuous flower heads grow in small groups that are composed of one female and several male flowers. Seeds can germinate at any time, with the biggest flush in spring; then the plants grow quickly over summer. So if weeding it out now, wear gloves, and definitely keep your hands away from your eyes!


Plant of the Month -Jan 2018



(Sporobolus virginicus)

(Photos : E. Cousins, growth habit, foliage; at Cape Jervis)

This is a very low-growing tussocky grass at Cape Jervis. It is seldom over shin high; often it is only a few centimetres tall. It can spread over the ground the same way a strawberry does, by producing runners: a new horizontal branch grows from the base of the plant, then a new plant roots from the tip of that new branch. Each plant has many branches or stems, and each of these has many stiff green blades placed alternately (and almost flatly) along the branch. The blades are about 25mm long. There are also numerous non-hairy nodes along a branch. You will find this growing along the foreshore at Cape Jervis, since it likes the saline environment of a coast or sand dunes. So on your next coastal walk, look for a fairly prickly little fellow growing close to the ground, a bit like a miniature fir tree growing as a ground cover!


Weed of the Month -Jan 2018


(Sporobolus africanus)

(Photos : C. Schultz, growth habit and flower spikes,  at Cape Jervis)

A perennial grass of the tussock variety, this weed originated in sub-Saharan Africa. It is quite invasive in our climate, spreading via small brown seeds. Unlike the Sporobolus virginicus (saltwater couch), this plant is erect and up to 60cm tall, with fairly thin but stiff stems. Leaves are also slender, stiff and not hairy. These leaves tend to grow about 18cm long from the base of the plant, and the sides roll in a bit. It is the flower heads that give the plant its common name though. These are spikes, grey-green against the dark green of the leaves. 35mm long and 7mm wide, densely packed with lots of teensy individual branches around the stem… you can understand why they are called rat’s tails!

TS Intermediate Results 2018 1st & 2nd Year at

Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) has successfully conducted the Intermediate examinations for all the aspirants in the month of March 2018. A large number of candidates have applied and appeared for the Intermediate 1st year and 2nd-year examinations. The candidates who have appeared for the examination are now seeking for the TS Inter Results. The candidates can check out their results from the official website or from the direct link provided below soon after the official declaration.

TS Inter 1st Year/ 2nd Year Results 2018 at

Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) is the official Board of education in Telangana which was set up in the state in the year 2014 after the bifurcation. The board takes the responsibility to administer and handle the entire system of intermediate education in the State of Telangana. The board is also responsible to execute and administer different educational activities such as planning of courses of study, recommending syllabus and conducting different examinations. Every year, the board conducts Intermediate examinations for the 1st year and 2nd-year candidates. Likewise every year, this year also, the board has conducted the Intermediate regular examinations for all the candidates in the state of Telangana.

TS Inter Exam Results 2018 with Marks

The Telangana board has successfully conducted the Intermediate Inter 1st Year & 2nd Year Regular examination Results 2018 in the month of March. All the candidates who have appeared for the examination are now eagerly waiting for the Telangana TS Inter 1st & 2nd Year Results 2018. The examination for the candidates will be in different subjects such as Part-I English, Part-II Second Language and Part-III Group subjects for 500 marks in the 1st year.

The total marks for the first year is 470 for HEG group while for the MPC group, the total marks will be 470 marks. The percentage of pass marks that is calculated by the board for each paper is 35 marks. The branch in which the candidates are positioned will be decided by the board based on their passing marks of the candidate in all the papers both in the 1st year and in the 2nd year of Intermediate.

Telangana TS Intermediate Results 2018 by Name Wise

The Telangana board has made an official announcement that it will be declaring the result soon this month. The candidates who are enthusiastically waiting for the results can check out the official website or from the direct link provided below soon after the official declaration.

Name of the Organization: Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education TSBIE

Name of the Examination: Inter 1st & 2nd Year

Date of the Examination: March 2018

Category: Results

Declaration Date of Results: Will be Updated Soon here

How to Check Telangana TS Intermediate Results 2018 at

Here are the simple steps that help the aspiring candidates check out their Telangana TS Intermediate Results 2018 from the official website:

Step 1: First of all, visit the official website of Telangana @ or You can also click on the direct link provided below so that you will be directly navigated to the official results page.

Step 2: The homepage of the official website will be displayed on the screen.

Step 3: You can then click on the link that says ‘Telangana TS Inter 1st & 2nd Year Results 2018’ displayed on the home page.

Step 4: You will be then redirected to a new webpage where you need to enter your essential details that include your name, roll number and Date of Birth in the provided fields.

Step 5: Then, click on the submit button.

Step 6: The Telangana TS Inter 1st & 2nd Year Results 2018 will be displayed on the screen.

Step 7: You can then check the result displayed on your device.

Step 8: Download or rake a printout of the result for further reference.

We will update the official link for checking your results from the link provided below.

Stay tuned for latest updates and information regarding the Telangana TS Inter 1st & 2nd Year Results 2018, pass percentage analysis and much more.

Google Maps Driving Directions on iOS Devices

Google Maps delivers exemplary guidelines with lots of hidden functions. Not only are you able to receive driving instructions, but you will get walking and public transport instructions. It is possible to discover evaluations and Zagat advice for restaurants, also you’re able to locate the altitude you’d want to scale and also path you’d want to pedal so as to bike out there.

This tutorial assumes you are working with the desktop version of Google Maps. You are able to get instructions from your cell phone, however the port is a bit more different. The theories will be exactly the same, therefore this tutorial might continue to be of good use.

To begin, head to and click Search Google Maps onto the top righthand corner. You then need to click the grim instructions emblem to get guidelines.

You can also Establish your default place. That is an optional phase on your preferences to place the spot you are likely to want driving instructions from. In the majority of cases that is certainly your home or your workplace. Should you click the connection and also place up your default location, which saves you a measure very next time you begin driving guidelines. That is because Google will automatically insert your default location to a starting position.

When you have generated Google Maps driving directions, you are going to visit a location to put in your own starting and destination. When you’ve put a default location, this may function as starting place. Do not be worried if you’d like to begin with elsewhere. You may just disable it and type at an alternative origination point.

Google Maps enables you to place multiple locations. Click the plus symbol to bring several destinations. You’ll go awry, which means that your source will likely stay described as a along with also your other things will probably follow along. That is well suited for scenic highway trips or even falling deliveries off.

It’s possible to secure easy reverse guidelines by clicking the arrows between your destination and origin locations. It’ll switch their standing and also provide you guidelines in the alternative sequence.

That you never need to understand the specific address of your destination. In this screenshot, I have keyed in “Voodoo Doughnuts” and “Hotlips Pizza south-east” If those are not accurate enough locations, I will be requested to describe alternative.

Automatically, Google Maps presumes you would like driving guidelines. But, that is not the only option. If you’d like walking guidelines, public transportation instructions, or bike instructions, then you will have them by pressing on the proper button.

Perhaps not every decision can be found in most single area, however generally in the majority of major cities, you could travel by some of these techniques. Public transportation instructions also incorporate the train or bus coming period in addition to the crucial moves.

Buy BitCoin With PayPal Instantly – Updated 2017

Starting today, there is still no immediate approach to purchase Bitcoin with Paypal from a Bitcoin trade or exchanging stage.


Paypal’s insurance program is vigorously supported for purchasers. The framework was made so purchasers feel shielded from terrible administration, broken items or missing things. The weight of evidence, in instances of debate, is dependably with the merchant. This is ordinarily something worth being thankful for however shockingly, tricksters have made sense of approaches to diversion the framework and make false claims.

Since Bitcoin trades or exchanging stages would prefer not to manage misfortunes because of these deceitful cases, it is the reason purchasing buy bitcoin with paypal instantly is non-existent even today.


… there are still some imaginative approaches to purchase Bitcoin with Paypal. The first is to use a virtual world trade called Virwox which spends significant time in Second Life Linden Dollars. The second is to utilize a man to-individual Bitcoin trade benefit called Local Bitcoins.


  • Join At Virwox
  • Store Money Into Your Account Using Paypal
  • Purchase SLL On The SLL/USD Exchange
  • Utilize SLL To Buy Bitcoins On The SLL/BTC Exchange
  • Pull back BTC Into Your Wallet


The online virtual world, Second Life, has been running for as long as 14 years. Also, inside that time Paypal has confirmed and affirmed acquiring of its in-amusement money SLL (Second Life Linden Dollars). Along these lines, Virwox has individuals around the world purchasing SLL utilizing Paypal day by day.

Fortunately Virwox additionally executed trading of SLL for BTC and that is the means by which you will have the capacity to purchase Bitcoin with Paypal with Virwox.

Things you should think about Virwox

Since Virwox is as yet going out on a limb with Paypal stores, they restrain the sum individuals can store day by day with Paypal in light of levels. What’s more, the levels depend on the days since the part made his/her first PayPal store.

All things considering, the levels are extremely casual. Following 90 days from your first store, you are permitted to store over $6500 dollars with PayPal. That is $6,500 Bitcoin you can purchase with Paypal!

  • Join AT VIRWOX
  • Basically tap on this VirWox connection and tap on not enlisted yet on the left sidebar.
  • Next, pick a username, enter your email address and leave the symbol name to the default “No Avatar.”
  • Snap “enlist” and next you will get an email affirmation with your brief secret key. Duplicate the watchword and log again into VirWox utilizing your chose username.
  • After you sign in, ensure you change your secret key by tapping on Change Settings on the sidebar.


Tap on Deposit on the sidebar and look down to the PayPal Express Checkout area. Enter the sum you need store and tap the PayPal catch.


On the sidebar, find and tap on USD/SLL. Inside the Exchange USD to SLL area, basically enter the amount SLL you need to purchase.


When you have SLL in your record, tap on BTC/SLL on the sidebar and explore to the Exchange SLL to BTC area. Purchase as much BTC as you need with your SLL.


When you include BTC inside your record, you will need to pull back it into your very own wallet. In the event that you don’t have a Bitcoin Wallet, get one here.

Tap on Withdraw on the sidebar and enter the amount BTC you need to pull back and your Bitcoin wallet address. At long last, tap on the Request Withdraw catch.


Presently wasn’t that simple? When you get its hang, it’ll turn out to be second nature.

Yet, hold up!

Didn’t I say there was another technique to purchase Bitcoin with Paypal utilizing Local Bitcoins?

Truly I did, notwithstanding, with Virwox you are managing a site that has been around for quite a while and has an extraordinary notoriety for their set up business.

With Local Bitcoins, you are making exchanges amongst individuals and at times with individuals it can get confused and untidy. In any case, it is an option approach to purchase Bitcoin with Paypal.

In the event that you are interested and need to investigate, tap on Local Bitcoins and investigate the choice of venders from around the world.

Plant of the month – Dec 2017


(Wahlenbergia stricta)

(Photos: C. Schultz: Left to Right. Single plant with one flower; flower from above, flower from the side)

There are quite a lot of Wahlenbergias, all commonly thought of as bluebells. Nearly every continent has its own varieties! The bluebells at Cape Jervis are only knee high, but flower prolifically over spring and summer. You will notice the pretty purple-blue flowers waving in the breeze, above the low growing grasses and herbs. Stems are thin, with leaves often paired at the bottom but alternating further up towards the flowers. The flowers themselves are 5-petalled, normally with a tube beneath the lobes. The plants produce tubers underground which can be used to produce other plants by division. They also grow from seed or cuttings. In some Wahlenbergias both the flowers and the tubers are edible.

Weed of the month – Dec 2017


(Brassica napus)

   (Photos: C. Schultz; Left to right: large clump of canola plants; flowers with unopened buds; flowers and developing seed pods)

We all know canola because of the edible oil derived from its seeds, making a really good cropping plant. When mature seeds blow into coastal heath, however, this useful plant becomes a weed very quickly! An Agriculture Victoria website[1] advises that “Once established, canola is effective at crowding out weeds.” Given it can crowd out weeds in a cropping situation, it is no wonder it crowds out natives in remnant vegetation. We’ve seen this at Cape Jervis, where canola established itself in one season after weed clearing. You will spot the bright yellow flowers, which can appear even on very young plants. And you will smell them! The brassica family includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and turnip… all strong smelling. The plant grows to about 1.5m tall, with an open habit of a central stem and many side branches. It has a central tap root, which with the right amount of moisture can grow 2cm a day! Remove the seed pods well before they ripen; if you just pull out the plant the seeds might after-ripen. 

[1]; sighted 10-11-17

How to Tell if you Have Low Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is primarily a male steroid sex hormone which is responsible for various vital processes in human body. Female ovaries also produce testosterone but in a very minimal quantity.

Testosterone plays an essential role in the male body as compared to the female body. Testosterone controls the growth of penis and testicles and also the growth of hairs on face and other parts the body. Testosterone is both androgenic and anabolic, means it cause male characteristics and development of growth muscle. During the age of 19-20, the testosterone level in male remains on its peak.

After 30-35, the level begins to fall gradually. It is necessary that level of testosterone remains balance as it affects human body if its quantity decrease or increase. Production of testosterone decrease with aging. Testosterone causes many symptoms to occur when the level falls below the normal range. Testosterone level can be known by blood test and and if it comes out to be 400-1000 ng/dl, its the balance level of testosterone.

If Testosterone level is more than balance level than its called higher Testosterone level and if it is lower than the balance level than its called lower testosterone level. As compared to higher-T, low-T is more effective on the male body, but testosterone is essential for males and females as well.

Low testosterone in man:

9 out of 10 males have low-level testosterone and 40% – 45% of males above the age of 45 years have a low level of testosterone. Every year low testosterone level effects millions of men around the world and the age parameter of affected people is decreasing slightly. Low testosterone also known as hypogonadism. Primarily hypogonadism is when the problem arises in tests. This is also know as primarily testicular failure or male menopause. secondary hypogonadism is when the problem arises in the pituitary glands or hypothalamus. These glands in the brain produces, FSH and LH which signals tests to produce more testosterone.

Some causes of low-T in man are:
1. Some hormonal disorder.
3. Kidney disease
4. Obesity
5. Chronic lever
6. Some kind of infection.
7. Diabetes
8. Injury to the testicles (injury in testicles due to some accident or while taking part in a sport)
9. testicle cancer or treatment of testicle cancer

low Testosterone doesn’t just show up instantly; side effects start to come up. first, you start feeling sluggish all the time, getting tired quickly. don’t feel like taking part in sports and lack of interest in sex. all are the symptoms of low testosterone level. Low-level Testosterone leads to sterility in males.

To find out if anyone has a low testosterone level, observe and match how many of these symptoms of low-t (testosterone) have you experienced.

Some symptoms of low-T are:
1. Decreased stamina
2. Easily tired (energy get drained instantly)
3. Infertility (reduced sperm count)
4. Softening of testicle (testicles feels smaller than usual)
5. Feminine body deposition fat
6. May lead to infertility (incapable of producing offspring)
7. Scanty hair distribution (even growth of hair on face and other parts of body)
8. Bones will be fragile (easily get fractured)
9. Decreased muscle count
10. Mood swings or irritation.
11. Difficulty achieving the erection or maintaining it.
12. Low fluid level

If you answered 3-4 you in the above list of symptoms. are good to go, if you answered 4-6 than low-t may show up and finally if you answered above than 6 than low-t is likely to happen.

Low testosterone level also shows up in females but is not always symptomatic and produce serious side effects as males. Woman also experience some symptoms of low T. Some of them are:
1. Aging- testosterone level fall gradually with the increase in the age.
2. Too much use of oral contraceptives.
3. Adrenal insufficiency.
4. Hypothalamic amenorrhea- the loss of menstrual period in females of reproductive age. (caused by factors such as stress, extreme weight loss, and excessive exercise.)
5. impaired interaction between pituitary glans, adrenal glands.
6. Ovaries being removed surgically.
7. Hysterectomy- surgical removal of the uterus.
8. Cognitive difficulties
9. Fatigue
10. Low libido

Low-t level in the woman is usually seen during menopause and in woman testosterone level in woman decrease with estrogen and other essential hormones.