Posted: 12/06/2012 at 19:09
smallswan, I am on a small island on the west coast of Canada, between Vancouver and Victoria. It is the warmest climate in Canada, with weather that sounds similar to yours. At present we a dealing with a plague of tent caterpillars. They are at a high point in a 7 year cycle, and do much damage, particularly to fruit trees and roses, although they seem to really like my witch hazel as well.Some places on the island the trees are completely bare of leaves. I have been relatively lucky, as I have few host trees. But I patrol several times a day. And yes, Kate, we have a post office in one of the stores.Most businesses take debit and/or credit cards.Population is about 1500.