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Forum: Plant Identification Forum Tuesday 30th January 2018, 04:57
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By lakercapt
I have it in my garden and it hass a nice flower...

I have it in my garden and it hass a nice flower late spring.
Forum: General Gardening Monday 15th August 2016, 20:20
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
Its been a while since my last post about our...

Its been a while since my last post about our weather.
We have now hottest summer in 75 years with the temperatures reaching 40C and that is too hot. To compound matters the lack of rain has us in...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 27th December 2015, 05:22
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
That one snow storm we had earlier is just a...

That one snow storm we had earlier is just a memory as we have been experiencing very mild weather here.
The local ski hills are green as even the evenings are above freezing so the snow making...
Forum: General Gardening Monday 23rd November 2015, 04:34
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
Another shot with more snow and at night.

Another shot with more snow and at night.
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 22nd November 2015, 22:06
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
My last post was about summer coming to an end...

My last post was about summer coming to an end and today its about WINTER.
Although its not officially her yet this is what I woke up to this morning.
SNOW.
Its still snowing which will make many...
Forum: Tools & Equipment Sunday 1st November 2015, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By lakercapt
I have the metal brackets too but now the hoses...

I have the metal brackets too but now the hoses are drained and stored in the garage. Outside water taps closed and system drained until spring.
Forum: Lawns Friday 16th October 2015, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By lakercapt
Soak some new seed in vodka before spreading it. ...

Soak some new seed in vodka before spreading it.
That way the grass comes up half cut.
Seriously if you have a dog (especially a *****) treat the area with betonite and that will neutralize it....
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Sunday 6th September 2015, 14:14
Replies: 370
Views: 33,831
Posted By lakercapt
Well its official----- Summer is over in this...

Well its official----- Summer is over in this part of the world as the male humming birds have gone south for the coming winter.
We still have humming birds but they are al the females and they will...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 30th August 2015, 15:18
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
A sure sign that the summer we did not have is...

A sure sign that the summer we did not have is drawing to a close is the start of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.
When that closes the kids are back in school.
Even noticed that a...
Forum: General Gardening Saturday 1st August 2015, 12:44
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
Just had a week of very warm (hot) weather with...

Just had a week of very warm (hot) weather with the thermometer touching 37C one day.
Most days its been about 34C which if you remember we had a -34C in the winter.
A large range and I must admit...
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Sunday 26th July 2015, 13:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By lakercapt
We call them "day Lilies"

We call them "day Lilies"
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 12th July 2015, 18:00
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
After the very wet month of June where we had...

After the very wet month of June where we had more than twice the average rainfall its now beginning to feel like summer with the temperature in the high 20's during the day.
Everything is nice and...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Sunday 12th July 2015, 17:52
Replies: 363
Views: 37,844
Posted By lakercapt
Looks great Richard though I notice that the lack...

Looks great Richard though I notice that the lack of rain has taken its toll.
Must give you a lot of satisfaction to walk around and enjoy the fruits of your labours.
Forum: General Gardening Monday 25th May 2015, 15:25
Replies: 264
Views: 22,603
Posted By lakercapt
Flowering cherry

A couple of nights ago we had FROST and I had to bring in all my planters so they would not have been damaged.
Its fortunate I have not planted my tomato plants yet but will do so this week as it...
Forum: Gardening for Wildlife & Conservation Saturday 9th May 2015, 22:19
Replies: 370
Views: 33,831
Posted By lakercapt
Isn't nature wonderful. For the last 12 years...

Isn't nature wonderful.
For the last 12 years we have had the return of the humming birds at the same time and date.
4 P.M. on May 8th so you can set the date down on the calendar.
I don't think...
Forum: General Gardening Friday 1st May 2015, 21:17
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
O.K. Kits I will get a picture when they are in...

O.K. Kits I will get a picture when they are in full bloom.
We have hundreds in the woods behind the house.
The Trillium is Ontario's provincial flower.
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 30th April 2015, 23:27
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
A sure sign that spring has finally arrived is...

A sure sign that spring has finally arrived is the "trillium" have started to sprout and a few are ready to flower.
Thank goodness that winter is finally behind us and now can look forward to being...
Forum: General Gardening Tuesday 21st April 2015, 03:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By lakercapt
Corn Glutten

Our esteemed ex-premier passed a bill that banned the use of herbicides for domestic use (the largest users were golf courses and farmers who can still use many of the banned chemicals)
The result...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 15th April 2015, 03:36
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
Well at last I am pleased to report that the last...

Well at last I am pleased to report that the last of the snow has gone from my garden.
Now the work that is required to bring it back is daunting.
The severe winter had adverse effect on my pond...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Wednesday 8th April 2015, 16:54
Replies: 363
Views: 37,844
Posted By lakercapt
Surprised that the owners of these old barns...

Surprised that the owners of these old barns don't salvage the boards as they sell them up here and they are expensive to buy.
Used in decoration not another barn!!!
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 2nd April 2015, 18:01
Replies: 7
Views: 3,065
Posted By lakercapt
The snow is rapidly melting and the mercury goes...

The snow is rapidly melting and the mercury goes above freezing fairly frequently now and soon it will be out in the garden.
With the snow disappearing it is now very obvious what damage the mice...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Saturday 21st March 2015, 23:35
Replies: 363
Views: 37,844
Posted By lakercapt
The massive amounts of snow is starting to melt...

The massive amounts of snow is starting to melt and now its the dirty period.
All the sand and grit that was used and ended up at the side of the road is showing and it is not a pretty sight.
On...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 6th March 2015, 04:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By lakercapt
Welcome Paul from the great frozen north of rural...

Welcome Paul from the great frozen north of rural Ontario.
It will be a while before we will be able to got out and do some gardening as there is over a metre of snow covering everything.
On the...
Forum: General Gardening Sunday 15th February 2015, 22:39
Replies: 4,828
Views: 208,271
Posted By lakercapt
winter in our area

Here are a couple of photographs of what winter has been like so far
Today has been the coldest so far with -27C and a wind chill of -40C.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Monday 9th February 2015, 03:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,862
Posted By lakercapt
Oh we do get good growing weather but the it is a...

Oh we do get good growing weather but the it is a short season.
Many places close by have 90 days frost free but we do not have that short a growing period. When things start to grow it is amazing...
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