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Monday, May 22, 2017

June Garden
  • Pinch out any side shoots from your tomato plants and feed once the first truss is setting fruit. You can pot up the side-shoots to create new tomato plants.
  • • Continue to earth up potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags simply add more compost to half way up the plant stem.
  • • Harvest salad crops and resow every 2 weeks for a constant supply of tasty leaves.
  • • Harvest early potatoes - these are normally ready from 10 weeks after planting.
  • • Look out for onion and garlic leaves yellowing and dying back - this means they are ready to harvest!
  • • Plant out tender vegetables such as courgettes, squash, tomatoes and sweet corn now the risk of frost has passed.
  • • When planting out cabbages, use cabbage collars to prevent cabbage root fly attack.
  • • There is still time to plant runner beans - sow them directly in the ground now.
  • • Protect crops from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece or enviromesh.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

These Lilies Are In Our Front Yard.. Aren't They Beautiful?

By the month of June, all northern hemisphere gardens are in full throttle. Even the coldest zones have been planted and are ready for a bit of maintenance.
Warmer climates are still ahead of the game, shifting into a transition period northern gardeners don’t experience. But crops are still growing, insects are still feasting and, despite the heat and humidity, this is not the time to rest.
Spring is a mad dash to get the garden cleaned and planted.

Come June, it may be tempting to simply sit back and enjoy your garden, but now is the time to turn to the true aspects of gardening -  tending to your plants and reaping the rewards. Remember, you are not the only one who enjoys what you've planted. We're entering peak pest and problem season. So start (or refuel) your gardening engines and choose a few tasks from June's To Do Gardening List.


  • Work outside when it's less humid (early morning, late afternoon / evening).
  • Keep new plants well watered.
  • Check your mulch and reapply on bare spots, before the weeds move in.
  • Side dress with compost or manure, or feed with fish emulsion, for mid-season pick-up.
  • Check plant leaves for signs of nutrient deficiency.
  • Give the compost a turn.
  • Give your houseplants a summer vacation, by moving them outdoors.
  • Make sure the birds have fresh water in birdbaths or shallow dishes in the garden.


    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Why You Should Think Twice Before You Call An Ambulance.
     When there’s a medical emergency, the modus operandi is to call 911 and ask for an ambulance. In those tense moments, the last thing people think about is just how much that hospital ride might cost. After all, the insurance covers it, right? Well, not necessarily. tells the story of a woman whose car accident prompted an ambulance ride to the local hospital that cost $2,400. Several people have reported paying “upwards of $1000 for simple transportation between medical facilities,” even without the flashing red lights and sirens.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

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    We’ve witnessed our fair share of fiery romances, whether on the Hallmark channel or a Peanuts comic strip. But romance — as romantic as it may be — is not even half of true love. Eros, the Greek word for romantic love, is only one of four types of love. There’s also storge, the family bond; philia, friendship; and agape, unconditional love.

    I’m not sure anything in life is better than loving and being loved. Yet look around — “love” is a mess! A skyrocketing divorce rate, family members who virtually hate each other, friendships un-friended into enemies, and … unconditional love? Oh please, there are always strings attached.

    People often see love as a contract: I keep my side of the deal to be there for your needs, only if you keep your side of the deal to be there for my needs. If not, See ya — I’m outta here.

    Sad, startling, yet true. We’re left wondering, is true love even the truth? We’ve taken note of the many examples of selfish love — if we can even call it love — all around us, but the perfect example of true love is right under our noses — in our hearts, actually.

    God’s love for you and me is passionate, pure and beyond anything we’ve ever experienced, accepting us as we are. Our good, our sins, our past and our flaws are all bare before His eyes, yet being the perfect Gentleman and Father He is, He washes, changes, teaches and grows us tenderly. He reminds us of our worth and beauty as His daughters. He wants to forgive, bless and take care of us. He loves us with unconditional agape love.

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Under The Dome
    Rosemary is the darling of the mint family. This incredibly fragrant evergreen herb is used for a variety of things, from a culinary condiment to a wonderful perfume additive. The plant is a rich source of vital nutrients as iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. Although many people use the herb dried or powdered, wellness experts suggest using fresh sprigs to receive the full health benefits.

    Rosemary was traditionally used to improve memory, promote hair growth, alleviate muscle pain, and boost the immune system. Its name is derived from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus,” which mean “dew” and “sea” respectively. Thus, this beautiful perennial shrub is the “sea dew” of our kitchen. It is superb on Chicken. 

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    As mothers, we have so much on our plates and give so much to our children and the other people in our lives. It often feels impossible to find the time to nurture or care for ourselves. And yet this is often (always?) just what we need to do to meet the challenges of life and motherhood.
    Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    What We Nourish Will Flourish
    Most of us are familiar, especially this time of year, with the old saying, April showers bring May flowers. Particularly this spring, with all the abundant showers we have had in April, most of us have probably thought, surely we are in for some amazing May flowers!

    That tried and true spring saying not only relates to the certainty of beautiful flora this time of year when water has been plentiful, it also points to a general and profound truth in life. Whatever we nourish, whatever we feed in our lives, will eventually grow.

    The harsh reality is if we feed resentment, it will grow. If we feed bitterness, it will grow. What we nourish will flourish as sure as April showers bring May flowers.