Monthly Archives: June 2011

Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

In my shade garden you’ll find one of my favourite trees; a Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ – aka Golden Catalpa or Golden Indian Bean Tree.  It isn’t a shade lover; I’m expecting it to provide shade when it gets a little … Continue reading

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This… is why I garden.

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Growing Blueberries

I used to dislike blueberries, having only tasted bland, mushy supermarket blueberries, then I tasted them fresh from the garden, they’re so much better fresh!  In my new garden I’ve planted 5 blueberry bushes (you should plant at least two … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi Update

Well, I thought I had a bad batch of seeds from West Coast Seeds, but no!  The second sowing has come up gangbusters!  Oh well, succession sowings are recommended for a long harvest, right? There’s still something weird going on … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Update June 2011

The cold spring is behind us, the bite is finally gone from the air, and my garden is growing at breakneck speed; it must be June! Most of my vegetables and fruit are lush and healthy, like my peas, Potatoes, … Continue reading

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Fresh Salad

I love this time of the year!  Salad from the garden without any store-bought added veggies is a luxury. I made this salad a few days ago, harvested in the late afternoon and ate it for supper – you can’t … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons in Bloom

They are, as a group, (and I don’t say this lightly!) perhaps my very favourite plant!  If I had acres and acres of land I would fill it with beautiful trees (including lots of Japanese Maples) and underplant them with … Continue reading

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Where Have all the Gardening Shows Gone?

I planned to pen a vicious, slobbering rant here about the dearth of proper gardening shows on tv, but it seems that everyone else has beat me to it!  I don’t want to repeat all the same complaints that I … Continue reading

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