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  • Of autumn leaves and fond farewells

    If not already started, it is time to sweep them up, but, with the next moderate, let alone strong, wind more of the same aged leaves will blow ...

  • Lower temps lead to fall colours

    The temperature is dropping, the rain is back, the nights are closing in and the deciduous trees and shrubs have answered. Their leaves are ...

  • Planting shrubs

    While in the past, mid-October was considered late for planting, conditions these days make it OK. So here is your last chance to plant some ...

  • Dealing with clubroot

    I visited an elderly couple’s garden where they said they had problems with clubroot affecting their turnips. That coincided with a phone call I ...

  • Kelsae and crocuses

    Naturally, because of my long experience growing large onions, I was interested. One weighed around 3.5-4 lbs and the other about two lbs. He ...

  • Fall frosts and fall bulbs

    A careful protection would have allowed their crops to keep growing.Fall bulbsIt is time to seriously decide on your choice of fall bulbs for ...

  • More reader questions

    A: Several people are experiencing the same problem, especially with the weather we have had this year. It applies to both indoor tomatoes and ...

  • More fall tasks

    Propagation Many gardeners like to propagate their favourite plants, bushes, trees or shrubs by saving seed, taking cuttings or ...

  • Winds, frosts are nigh

    From mid August to late October, as readers all know, is the late summer and early fall, but to gardeners it means early frosts and hurricane ...

  • Chrysanthemums coming into bloom

    Pots of mums, in bud, or just opening, are appearing at nurseries and horticultural outlets and national grocery chains for fall planting. They ...