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Growing Things: Protect winter garlic after fall planting

Q: I have a question regarding garlic. We’ve planted winter garlic every October or November in a raised bed. The first year we planted we had excellent garlic, and every year after it has either gone rotten or died. 701 more words


Growing Things: Beware of liverworts overtaking garden

Q: I have a large perennial garden that is very old. In the last few years, the lichens have spread over a large area. What can I use to get rid of it? 664 more words


Apple and Blackberry Strudel

A classic Viennese sweet pastry with an autumnal twist.  A deliciously simple, vegan version packed with autumnal goodness.  Also sugar-free :).

Great with morning coffee, or served as a dessert with cream, custard or ice-cream. 475 more words


Growing Things: Call in arborist to treat oozing cherry tree

Q: I’m writing about a sour cherry tree/bush that I planted in my front yard in 2000. The variety is named Carmine Jewel, one of a number of hardy dwarf sour cherry cultivars developed by the University of Saskatchewan for commercial production in the western prairies. 665 more words


Growing Things: Slugs can hamper cherry harvest

Q: I have a question regarding my Evans cherry crop. We were recently picking cherries and noticed that many of the ripe berries had what looked like old slash marks on the fruit. 737 more words


Spiritual Ruminations: ode to September…

I’m a sucker for sumac

As it blushes shyly

In its early September clothing

Woven in greenery

Fighting for a last gasp of summer

Like the children hefting gargantuan yet fresh backpacks… 97 more words

Friday favourites

I want to start some regular features so my first is Friday favourites!

Who doesn’t love a bit of alliteration…

I go through lots of phases, loves and hates so this is perfect for me. 113 more words