Hemp Twine Lattice is Cheap, Easy and Sustainable!

We regularly install this hemp twine lattice for vines to grow up fences. Using 3/4 inch cuphooks screwed in top and bottom, evenly spaced, we string the twine along these to make a lovely pattern. When we are making these against a concrete or brick wall, we use...

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An Eco-friendly Gardener

Anne Darragh is a family physician who grew up in Calgary and has been an eco-friendly gardener here and in B.C’s Columbia Valley for 35 years. She has used companion planting, insecticidal soap, and mulches for weed control with great success. Anne is concerned about...

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To water or not to water?

While we all love warm sunny weather, there is definitely a drawback. Many of our trees and lawns get dry and thirsty since there is little natural water feeding them.To maintain a healthy root system that is the basis for a healthy tree, this is the time to start...

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Leaf Compost Made Easy

Compost is the best thing you can add to your lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowers. It has the nutrients your plants need to grow well and stay healthy. It has organic matter and helps soil retain moisture. Perhaps most importantly, it has microorganisms - the bacteria,...

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