Workshop registration error is fixed!!

by Leslie Cox; Friday; September 2, 2022

Great news!! Thanks to James, my wonderful, problem-solving tech guy, the problem with getting to the payment portion of the workshop registration process is now fixed! The problem? I missed one measly little hyphen in the coding. It sure does not take much when you are talking computer coding.

If you are interested in attending my Putting the Garden to Bed workshop, it is on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. You can register here. (The workshop will be via Zoom.)

If September 22nd does not fit into your schedule, let me know through my Contact page here. If there are enough people, I will offer a second session.

I look forward to seeing you in the workshop!

Registration is open…but there is a wee problem

by Leslie Cox; Thursday; August 29, 2022

Registration is now open for my Zoom workshop, Putting the Garden to Bed, on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

SapsuckerUnfortunately, there is a wee glitch in the link from the Registration form to the Checkout page. When you click on the “Submit” button the page “Not Found” pops up. But a search box is offered. Click on the magnifying glass in the right corner of the box and you are directed to a page with a list of entries on my website.

Click on Putting the Garden to Bed and you are directed to the Checkout page. Click “Add to cart”, then click on “Checkout” in the righthand box and you are directed to the payment page where you can complete your registration.

Huge apologies for this inconvenience in navigating this workshop presentation registration. I have spent hours trying to find the missing link that will fix this glitch in order to have everything syncing smoothly. Sadly, to no avail. Yet. I have reached out for some technical assistance and am awaiting a reply.

In the meantime, I really appreciate your patience and perseverance in registering, and making a payment to attend my workshop on Putting the Garden to Bed.

Upcoming workshop

by Leslie Cox; August 24, 2022

Winter in the gardenWant to know what to do to get your garden ready for winter? Then my upcoming workshop, “Putting the Garden to Bed” is for you!

In this workshop we will talk about pruning, storing tender tubers and bulbs, saving seeds, overwintering the vegetable garden, lawn care, what to do for the compost bins, soil amendments and much more. All chores which should be done now to ensure our gardens have the best chances of enduring the rigours of our Pacific Northwest winter.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00
Registration opens August 25, 2022 (Putting the Garden to Bed)

Please note: If you would prefer an afternoon session on September 22, contact me through the following link with your name and email address. I need a minimum 5 people in order to add an afternoon session. https://duchessofdirt.ca/contact-us/

Daylily gall midge

by Leslie Cox; Saturday; August 6, 2022

My Duchess of Dirt column coming out in the August 10, 2022 edition of the Comox Valley Record touches briefly on the Hemerocallis gall midge, also known as the daylily gall midge. I was not able to go into much detail about this pest in my column but said there is useful information on my website. Here is the link to that info on the insect pest page: Contarinia quinquenotata (hemerocallis gall midge).

I have also added some more up-to-date information about somewhat resistant varieties and cultivars to the gall midge.

Remember: Due diligence in removing all deformed buds is key to eradicating this pest destroyer of flowers. And please, spread the word to your neighbours, friends, and family members.

New pest insect ID added

by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; May 17, 2022

black vine weevilI have added some useful information about the black vine weevil – Otiorhynchus sulcatus. Find out the timing for its various life cycle stages, and more importantly, what to look for and where in the garden.

Most people know rhododendrons are a favourite food plant but black vine weevils also nibble on azaleas, Kalmia, Euonymus spp., and other broad-leaved evergreens, as well as hemlock and Taxus (yew).

Click here to learn about what this guy looks like and its habits. You can also look in Insects We Have Found in the drop-down box under In the Garden on the menu bar.

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