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An open letter to cat lovers

Dear cat lover,

Give your cat a little pat on the back, he’s been hard at work today.

While you are at work, out at the shops or asleep your loving pet has been very busy. 164 more words



Every spring I see them and sometimes in vacant house, they are out and about ANTS!!!
I know they are supposed to be rather clean little guys but I still don’t like them. 52 more words


Scarab larva grubs or cutworms?

I just got done with a my Growing Cool Season Crops class today and someone asked about those white grubs in the soil when they were turning it over. 420 more words


Remedies for powdery mildew

The powdery mildew …

… A very common disease, with which we will probably eventually find in our garden. The knowledge gained and experiences make the difference between a total disaster and a satisfying victory on the strength of our garden.

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Has this warm summer left your tenant with some pesky housemates?

We wait all year for summer. And when it finally arrives after months of rain and darkness so do the flies.  And the cockroaches. And the mozzies. 581 more words

Property Management

Farewell Clivias, hello cucumbers

A new kind of caterpillar invaded our garden recently. Thankfully, they were only interested in the clivias, which were already established in the garden bed before we started planting it out with mint and chillies. 262 more words

Community Garden

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

I’ll admit it. I have a problem–a gross problem. I have fungus gnats.

Why do I have fungus gnats?

There are a couple of reasons why you could have fungus gnats on your house plants. 515 more words