Monthly Archives April 2015

O for Osprey

Categories: Birds and Down by the Bay.

A favourite bird for us to observe and photograph is the osprey.  Osprey are fish eating birds of prey. There are a few osprey nesting platforms around the bay and on our walks we’ve always got our eye on them to see what activity is going on. The nesting platforms are high up on a pole with a wooden base and a perch for lookout.  Here you can see the male and female in the next of twigs.  There is a standard pattern for the nesting platforms if by chance you are interested in building one. They love to keep
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The Seeding Square

Categories: Seeds.

Do you want to make the best of the planting space you have and get the seeds spaced correctly for the best yield?  Plant by colour with 4 simple steps with a Seeding Square, from a company based out of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. A seeding square will simplify your planting with colour coded holes perfectly spaced for various seeds. It is also a great way to get the kids into gardening. The chart included has instructions on one side and a planting guide on the other side. You look up the seeds you are planting and see if they require the red, yellow,
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Yummy Veggies

Categories: Seeds and Vegetables.

I love to grow a selection of veggies in containers on my plant tables.  Soon the weather will be nice enough to start planting.  Some veggies like peas, bean and root plants prefer to be planted directly into the soil.  Other veggies like tomatoes and herbs can be started inside and get a head start on growing.
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