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In the Garden this Month with ...

Is your lawn grass showing new shoots? It’s time to fertilize with a product high in nitrogen. • First mow the lawn on a high cut. • Then perhaps assess the need...

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In the Garden this Month ̵...

Recent rain was welcomed so it’s time to apply mulch to retain moisture.  Keep the mulch well clear of tree trunks to prevent damage to bark. Remove dead flowers from...

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This Month in The Library...

In 1993 Eric Hansen led an expedition into the steaming jungles of Borneo to find the world’s rarest orchid. Five years later he was still on the trail of the...

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Bug Watch – Lily Caterpillar...

This is a tale of a VERY hungry caterpillar.  Lily caterpillars (Spodoptera picta) like hot, wet and humid conditions so it is no surprise that they’re back and attacking clivea,...

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In the Garden in March with Ha...

Many gardeners are still clearing up following storm damage.  New plants will have to stay on hold.  If any soil has been washed away and requires replacement, do not forget...

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