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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 18:25

Well done, Wintersong--nothing like a good clearout and mowing to achieve that well-groomed look; short-lived as it may be in this weather. Have a glass for me, too! Well deserved.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:53

Slow start today--got up at 3am, read for a couple of hours,reemerged just now.Yesterday I wasted more than an hour of gardening time waiting for the call that would tell me to start activating the neighborhood phone tree for an emergency preparedness drill. Finally, it came-only to say it had been cancelled.

Good thing the only emergency is tent caterpillars-there was a serious fire here 6 years ago, and some people had to be evacuated. Hope they get their act together!

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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.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:58

Hello all- sorry to hear about the damage in your gardens. Hope the sun returns soon. Here it is cloudy with rain in the forecast, on the bright side the cool weather makes the tent caterpillars less active. Only squished about a dozen on my first patrol this morning. I am well past being squeamish.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 22:33

Tazman, lovely pics. You have certainly made the most of a small space. ingenious.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 01:46

OOOH--that clematis is wonderful!

Today was a lazy day--took cuttings from Sambuca, wallflowers, blackcurrants-and killed a bunch of tent caterpillars. I have noticed white dots on many of them-apparently my neighbor has sprayed her apple trees with BT. As far as I'm concerned, they all die.My greengage is loaded with potential plums--a little damage, but nothing too serious. I think the fruit harvest on this island will be seriously affected, however. They go in cycles-and this year they are at their peak. They will NOT get my strawberries!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 23:42

Gorgeous contrast with the rose, Salino.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 18:43

Looking good, Dean.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 18:14

I have 2 lots-one is June-bearing, the other everbearing. On new plants I cut off the runners the first year, then allow some to root between the rows the second year. Third year I pull out the original plants.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 17:11

Overcast here today, and for the foreseeable future. The ceanothus is in full bloom,and humming with bees.Enjoying fresh salad from the garden,and finished the railings on one side of the deck yesterday.The war on tent caterpillars continues.

I read that the local strawberry crop is about 3 weeks behind, due to the cold and rainy spring. My potted ones are plumping up nicely--can't wait!

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