Monthly Archives: January 2012

Crop Rotation – It’s Only Common Sense!

Crop rotation is a fancy phrase for a simple concept, but many gardeners just don’t get it.  It’s not rocket surgery, just shift your veggie garden around each year so that you avoid growing the same things in the same … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Plans for 2012

Here we go again; it’s time to make our vegetable garden plans for 2012.  Here’s hoping for a fantastic growing season that begins early and stretches far into the autumn.  Something along the lines of 2009, now that was a … Continue reading

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Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’

Rather than pining and whining for a spring that’s not yet come, let’s try and appreciate those plants that provide beauty and form during winter, shall we?  The ferny, soft foliage of the conifer; Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’ is gorgeous and … Continue reading

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Primula bulleesiana

Here at the beginning of what has been predicted to be a very cold winter (although we haven’t seen any really cold weather yet), is a little spring…One of my favourite plants; Primula bulleesiana is a hybrid of P. bulleyana … Continue reading

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Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Streib’s Findling’

One of the stars of my front garden in winter is this amazing groundcover; Cotoneaster dammeri ‘Streib’s Findling’.  Hardy to -20F and native to central China, this evergreen shrub hugs the ground like melted cheese on a pizza. I wanted … Continue reading

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