March 2023

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A Lovely Day for a Mow

Grass - A Pain in the Ass

It’s started already. Commercial after commercial spent on grass seeds and how one brand is better than the other. Oh how your neighbours will envy your lawn if you use this or that particular product. We see ads for rider mowers, push mowers, power mowers, electric mowers, robotic mowers and manual mowers. Did I leave […]

Banana Plant

Today I finally planted my banana seeds. They’ve been soaking for about 4 days so hopefully they will thrive. I planted six of them in individual pots in moist potting soil and covered them with Saran Wrap. I had some success last year. However, only one ever germinated and I planted that one in the […]

Estate Auction

Last weekend I had the best time. We went up the street to an estate auction. I had never been to one and so it was an experience. I couldn’t believe the number of people there. Cars parked up and down every side street and even on the main road.

The lady whose house it […]

Vegetable Garden

Don’t get me wrong, It is really nice to pick fresh salads for dinner or to freeze those vegetables you can’t eat right away but it’s a whole lot of work and the novelty has worn off.

When we first bought this house and started gardening I promised myself that when a kitchen garden becomes […]

For the Love of Hydrangea

Hydrangea is a genus of 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea.

But this is Canada and we love our hydrangea too, so here are some. Mine are still quite young and […]

Finally, Some Flowers

Well, after all that work, we’re starting to see the results. Remember, this is just a new garden and will take years to mature but you have to start somewhere. Last year was my first year of gardening. Imagine I had to get this old first. Oh well. Better late than never.

They're […]

Summer Memories


Late Summer

It is now almost September and my garden is showing signs of the upcoming autumn. The sunflowers that were so beautiful for so long are drying up. I’ve already removed all of the primary heads leaving only the secondary heads. I’m leaving those seeds for the birds.

I’ve had an incredible tomato crop and have […]

The Garden - Always a Surprise

The last few days I’d noticed that something was eating my ripe tomatoes – half eaten, the other half left to rot on the lawn. That distressed me. So Charlie bought Critter Ridder and I spread a good amount around the perimiter of the garden, thinking some furry critter was enjoying the fruits of my […]