Winter Interest, Part 2

Winter interest part 2 I mentioned in the previous post that ways to create winter interest in our garden is to "think of the aspects to the garden that you like through the rest of the year, and then find winter tolerant providers-- texture, colour, movement, smell". So a quick note on "movement". Wind causing movement … Continue reading Winter Interest, Part 2

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Winter Blooms

Winter Blooms For the last few days I've had a surprise every time I step out the front door or return to the front door. An unexpected fragrance wafts up from somewhere, and I look around to see what it is. In fact the first day I smelled it--probably one week ago-- it didn't even … Continue reading Winter Blooms

The Winter Garden

This post is all about appreciating the winter garden. I read an interesting article today on one of my favourite blogs, Garden Rant, entitled "The Myth of Winter Interest". Now, far be in from me to dispute anything written by the esteemed Ranter Elizabeth Licata, so I'll just express here a different perspective. I LOVE to watch … Continue reading The Winter Garden

Help, My Lawn Has Been Thrashed!

CHAFER BEETLE DAMAGE Female chafers lay 20-40 eggs over their lifespan. They are laid singly, 5–10 centimetres (2.0–3.9 in) deep in moist soil, and take 2 weeks to hatch. The grubs hatch by late July. In frost zones, the grubs feed until November, then move deeper into the soil. In frost-free areas, the larva will … Continue reading Help, My Lawn Has Been Thrashed!