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The Darling Buds of May

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate;   Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.                        — William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 provided the title for…

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Praise for Glen Villa: Site and Insight

A few weeks ago, rummaging around on the internet, I came across a blog written by Allan Becker, Garden Guru. Since he was a fellow Montrealer, I emailed him, suggesting that as neighbours of a sort, with common interests, we should get to know each other. Allan responded quickly, with some good advice. Thanks to…

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A river of snowdrops

Last year I dug up, divided and replanted about a dozen clumps of snowdrops. Amazing how a few bulbs will grow with time. According to my (less than perfect) planting records, originally I planted a few dozen snowdrops, ordinary ones that are readily available in most Canadian gardening catalogues. Thanks to an April 2012 blog…

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