Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Manure Primer

Local farmers and animal keepers are cleaning out their barns at this time of year.  If you are thinking of using manure on your garden this Fall here are some resources you might find helpful.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Japanese Beetle

This notice came by email today from Gary Lewis, nursery owner in the lower mainland

Monday, July 31, 2017

Purple Hydrangeas

The blog recently received a very nice letter from Kathy, a gardener on Quadra Island. She has become interested in the purple mop head hydrangeas she sees in her area. Her question: Is the rich purple colour with large heads a particular variety?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Vegetable Root Diseases from a talk by Linda Gilkeson

Vegetable Root Diseases:  Getting to the Root of the Problem
Presentation by Linda Gilkeson at
Vancouver Master Gardeners Spring Affair March 12, 2017
Notes by Shirley Cole and Sharon Shultz


  • Hard to diagnose e.g. Garlic root diseases