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July in your garden...

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 01:00

It's been a cold wet spring here on the west coast of Canada,too--and added to that, a plague of tent caterpillars.That said, the salad greens are burgeoning, the foxgloves are superb, and hope springs eternal. The sun came out here for Canada Day yesterday, but now we are back to showers. The end of the week looks good, though.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 17:13

Kate---no, I mailed them to you!

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 16:18

I am happy to report that the worst of the tent caterpillar plague seems to be over in my garden--but yesterday when I went to collect the post, the top of the mailbox was covered with them. But that's down the hill and far away.

Feeding tomatoes with powdered milk

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 17:35

I want to try the milk spray, but it has to stop raining first! The black spot is bad this year.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 17:28

Love the irises, Kate---bargain! I think the square looks quite pretty.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 17:24

Rain and gloom here too--stuck in a cloud and can't see the water. Too bad, because it's the Canada Day long weekend.

Rain, too bad about that flooding--looks extreme! How fast does it disappear?[when it stops raining, that is]

Nice photos, Gary---may as well make lemonade! My favorite plants in the rain are the Aeoniums.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 16:33

It was the front door from an old farmhouse that was being bulldozed. The bottom was cut off, though, so I had to reinforce it. I salvaged four solid wood interior doors as well, along with a lovely rhodo. It did well for a few years, then died in a drought.

Might put lattice above the pallets once they are planted up--haven't decided. Will be installing a watering sysem, and using plants I already have.

Raining here today, so won't be doing much outside--have a retirement lunch for an old collegue.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 00:26

Here are some photos of my latest work in progress--to hide my pot storage and water tank. I plan to plant a vertical garden in the pallets, using ferns on the left[shadier side] and succulents like hens and chicks on the right side. I need to terrace steps in front first, and you can see the soil is rocks and gravel. The pots are temporary until I get the soil improved. The pallets and the gate were freefree!




Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 23:51

Adam, coriander is the seed and cilantro the fresh leaves. Also,Excitable, French tarragon does not set seed, but can easily be grown from cuttings. The Russian stuff is useless. Tarragon needs to be wintered inside.

Feeding tomatoes with powdered milk

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 23:47

I have heard of milk being used as a spray for black spot. Has anyone tried it?

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