When to Start Your Spring Clean-Up

When to Start Your Spring Clean-Up Back in the Fall I wrote a post about NOT doing Fall clean-up. There are lots of reasons, not least is to leave some seed-heads for the birds. Well, it's mid-February, and the birds have eaten all the available seeds, and now there's a good reason to start your pre-Spring … Continue reading When to Start Your Spring Clean-Up

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Five Great Containers: Part Last!

So I'll recap the story. Ben's wife and little son have been gone all summer and are coming back in two weeks. He wants to do something nice for them and asks for a balcony design. This is one of my favourite balcony pictures: And because of its simplicity, that is the idea I gave … Continue reading Five Great Containers: Part Last!

5 Great Containers–Part 4

As promised, here's another instalment of 5 Great Containers, this time a variant on the formula--"One Tree, One small Evergreen, One tall Perennial, One fluffy Perennial, One Grass". I saw this amazing grafted Cotoneaster (some feel this is an artificial-looking device, but what is art but an artificial device?), and had to buy it. My original … Continue reading 5 Great Containers–Part 4