Pine Sawfly devastates my Pinus strobus pendula while a warm first weekend of autumn means the garden stays colourful.
Rudbeckia through rain covered asparagus leaves
It’s a soupy, foggy morning but The County is already chock full of tourists and day trippers enjoying this long weekend. It’s traditionally the busiest weekend of the year, with lineups to get to one of our glorious beaches, winery parking lots full, brewery patios bustling, art galleries and studios full of eyes. Meanwhile, in […]
My neighbour John inspired me to start recycling scallion root nubs. It’s a fun project, especially for patio or balcony gardeners!
I love yogurt (or for non North Americans, Yoghurt) – have some every morning, sometimes as a topping for melons, berries or nuts, sometime right from the little plastic container. Of course, all these containers go into the recycling bin, and I can only hope some intrepid company is melting them down to make new […]
It must be a sign that folks in the County are tired of winter and itching to get their hands dirty and digging in the garden – the Picton Seedy Saturday was packed right from the get go. Dozens of vendors were there selling seeds and other garden related do-dads; local horticulture related societies were […]
Mid winter is often considered the best time to prune fruit trees: the tree is dormant so sap isn’t running; the cold means insects and fungal diseases aren’t going to enter the cutting wound; there’s no leaves so you can clearly see the branching structure I only have three fruit trees: dwarf sour cherry (Romeo, […]
I know – the title of this post is a stretch – but I do love a catchy tautogram! I’m always jealous of gardeners who can maintain a perfectly weed and disease free veggie bed beyond the end of June. You’ve seen pictures of them in glossy magazines (paper or virtual…) – lovely potagers […]