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Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Planning, preparation, patience

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Planning, preparation, patience

Some basic guidelines on how to ensure long-term good health in plants.
Condo Smarts: Investors need to be aware of their liabilities

Condo Smarts: Investors need to be aware of their liabilities

Homeowners and investors are not placing sufficient insurance on their strata units
Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Garden to table: Grow your garden like a parent – with intuition

Growing food is as simple or as complex as you make it. My advice is to start small and trust
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Comfort foods from the backyard plots

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Comfort foods from the backyard plots

Harvested potatoes whipped up into a Shepherd’s Pie
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Amish paste tomato needs large pot, sturdy stake

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Amish paste tomato needs large pot, sturdy stake

Amish paste is a large, vigorous, staking tomato that will produce well in a large container and in a potting mix that has plenty of substance.
Condo Smarts: How to decide when to file an insurance claim

Condo Smarts: How to decide when to file an insurance claim

The strata council and property manager cannot download the responsibility of the claim on to each owner who was exposed to damage
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers

Seed pansies and violas this month for spring flowers and again around mid-July for flowers from early autumn through spring.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Red roses linked to myth of Aphrodite

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Red roses linked to myth of Aphrodite

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, is said to have created the red rose when, rushing to the aid of her lover, she is wounded by the thorns of a rose bush.
Condo Smarts: Subdivision requires lengthy and costly approval process.

Condo Smarts: Subdivision requires lengthy and costly approval process.

It is possible to subdivide a bare land strata lot to permit expansion and development
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Here's hoping weather co-operates

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Here's hoping weather co-operates

Gardeners will be hoping that El Nino will bless us with good conditions for early planting season.