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Helen Chesnut: Bizarre weather has altered seeding routines

Helen Chesnut: Bizarre weather has altered seeding routines

I have begun regular consultations with weather forecasts
Condo Smarts: Inadequate power supply causes brownouts

Condo Smarts: Inadequate power supply causes brownouts

Before you proceed with any other upgrades, commission your Electric Planning Report as soon as possible.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Assessing the damage, living in hope

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Assessing the damage, living in hope

Almost every home garden on the Island will be manifesting some effects from that January bout of freezing weather.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lime in compost heap causes loss of nitrogen

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lime in compost heap causes loss of nitrogen

Lime reacts with the nitrogen in soft, green materials to cause the release of ammonia, which means a loss of valuable nitrogen in the compost heap.
Condo Smarts: Changed windows muddy strata's plan for upgrades

Condo Smarts: Changed windows muddy strata's plan for upgrades

Any common property alterations require written approval of the strata corporation
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Earthy delights offer food for the soul

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Earthy delights offer food for the soul

Gardening offers an easy, practical opportunity to practise mindfulness.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Camellia will recover after winter

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Camellia will recover after winter

Instead of green manure, cover emptied vegetable plots with a generous layer of leaves for the winter to protect the soil from erosion and general weathering
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Nature tricked by confusing weather

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Nature tricked by confusing weather

Apparently the warm weather months lured wildlife into spring mode.
House Beautiful: A multi-generational connection

House Beautiful: A multi-generational connection

Architect Xeniya Vins has found life for her family is better in the same home as her parents, in a house she designed for intergenerational living.
Condo Smarts: Do standard bylaws change?

Condo Smarts: Do standard bylaws change?

If a strata corporation has never adopted any amendments, the Standard Bylaws automatically apply