Category: Gardening

How to grow Bonsai Trees

How to grow Bonsai Trees

How to grow Bonsai Trees The Art of Patience – Grow a Bonsai There are many ways to grow a bonsai.  One is from seed,  two,  getting a pre bonsai ,  which is a...

Make your own compost

Make your own compost

  Make your own compost Multiple methods can be used to make your own compost.   To find the composting strategies that work the best for you and your garden,  you will need to experiment a...

Taking care of your lawn.

Taking care of your lawn

Taking care of your lawn A super green lawn makes flower borders pop.   It creates an emerald focal point in winter when colour is in short supply.   There are many different types of lawn.  ...

Garden pathways

Garden pathways

Garden pathways Garden paths act as the backbone of landscape design,  providing a sense of structure and order.   Garden paths not only mark the safe places in your garden to walk.   They give your garden a...

Japanese rock garden

Japanese rock garden

  Japanese rock garden Selection and arrangement of rocks The selection and placement of rocks is the most important part of making a Japanese rock garden.   Creating a garden, is expressed as setting stones, ...

Dahlias are easy to grow

Dahlias are easy to grow

Dahlias are easy to grow Growing dahlias is one of the horticultural world’s least challenging tasks.  However,  give them a rich,  moist soil and plenty of sun and they wont let you down.   There...

Growing Lilies from bulbs

Growing Lilies from bulbs

  Growing Lilies from bulbs Lilies have been gracing gardens in various parts of the world for over 3,000 years. Outdoor Beds  Lilies grow best and look best in outdoor beds.    Find a location...

Landscape your garden..

Landscape your garden

Landscape your garden The principles of landscape design Landscape design is very personal.  Each individual has a like and dislike.  Landscaping design lies in the eye of the beholder, so make the design your...

Flowering shrubs

Flowering shrubs

Flowering shrubs Often overlooked as container plants, shrubs offer  structure and fun in pots of all sizes.  To start with, grow them in weather proof fiberglass, concrete or plastic containers with drainage holes. Do...

Delightful ferns

Delightful ferns

Delightful ferns A fern is a member of a group of approximately 12,000 species of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.   They differ from mosses by being vascular.  ...

Create a peaceful refuge in your garden

Create a peaceful refuge in your garden

Create a peaceful refuge in your garden If you’re looking for garden design ideas, the right plants and accessories can set the tone for your ideal outdoor atmosphere.    An invigorating escape or a relaxing...

Metal art for your garden

Metal art for your garden

Metal art for your garden Metal yard art Create a gallery in your garden using whimsical, eye-catching metal art sculptures ranging from life size to oversize animals,  birds,  wind-powered whirligigs,  daring dragons with solar...

Jasmin flower facts

Jasmin flower facts

Jasmin flower facts Most of the Jasmine species bear white flowers,  with some species being yellow flowered.   Jasmine is believed to have originated in the Himalayas in western China. Jasmine is known in India as...

Grow your own sweet bell peppers

Grow your own sweet bell peppers

Grow your own sweet bell peppers Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop.   They resist most pests and offer something for everyone.   They come in a variety of colours namely , green , yellow, orange...

Protea shrubs and trees

Protea shrubs and trees

Protea shrubs and trees The Transvaal sugarbush is a striking protea.     It has a neat habit and provides year round interest in the garden.   It is one of my favourites for all gardens,  as it...

Wisteria vines for fragrance

Wisteria vines for fragrance

Wisteria vines for fragrance Wisteria vines are on of the plants that provide the sweetest frangrance to your garden.   Its beautiful violet-blue or lavender blooms cover this vine in mid-late spring. While growing wisteria is easy, ...

Bougainvillea.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea If it is planted in the right climate and spot,  it is a tropical plant that bursts forth with colorful flowers for 11 months of the year.   It’s a shrub-like vine that climbs...

Attractive hanging baskets in your garden

Attractive hanging baskets in your garden

Attractive hanging baskets in your garden Planting hanging baskets, flower pouches and containers To add a whole new dimension to gardening,  as well as helping to utilise available space,  why not use hanging baskets,...

Light up your garden by night

Light up your garden by night

Light up your garden by night Our gardens are a refuge for us to spend time to relax in .   Therefore why not stretch that time in the garden by lighting it up.   Light...

Growing chilli peppers from seeds.

Growing chilli peppers from seeds

Growing chilli peppers from seeds Seeds To grow your own chille peppers you first need seeds. There are a lot of fantastic varieties of peppers available to choose from.   For the complete beginner who...

Grow your own herbs in pots

Grow your own herbs in pots

Grow your own herbs in pots It is advantageous to have a herb garden.    Having a potted herb garden that you can harvest year round is relatively easy and most varieties can be grown...

Easy care garden furniture

Easy care garden furniture

Easy care garden furniture Cast aluminum patio furniture The most popular types of furniture for the outdoors is cast aluminum patio furniture.   If you are in search of cast aluminum for your patio it...

Clay pots to enhance your garden

Clay pots to enhance your garden

Clay pots to enhance your garden One sure way to enhance your garden is with clay and terra cotta pots.   Some clay pots may look greyish and others have a distinctive natural reddish orange...

A bee friendly garden

A bee friendly garden

A bee friendly garden It is of utmost importance to attract bees to your garden.   To do this you need to plant a small patch of native wild flowers in your garden.   Planting herbs...

10 Water Saving Tips

10 Water Saving Tips

10 Water saving tips – Do your part in helping to save water! Don’t let the tap run when you brush your teeth – this can save you up to 6 litres of water...

Rambling roses

Rambling roses

Rambling roses Discover the differences between a climbing rose and a rambling rose, to see which one suits your garden best. The main difference between rambling roses and climbers is that rambling roses usually...

Garden rockery

Garden rockery

Garden rockery Create a rockery to add structure and interest to any garden. A rockery allows you to grow a greater range of plants in your garden. A rock garden or rockery extends the...

Poinsettias for the Christmas table

Poinsettias for the Christmas table

Poinsettias for the Christmas table Christmas charm is what these amazing Poinsettias hold . Poinsettias are the most popular of the holiday plants.   They are native to southern Mexico and Central America. Poinsettias, at...

Ornamental cabbage and kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale Ornamental cabbage and kale is also known as flowering cabbage and kale. They are prized primarily as colorful additions to home gardens where they are grown for their large rosettes...

Growing baby marrows

Growing baby marrows

Growing baby marrows The marrow is an easy vegetable to grow – with care you can have a very large crop in a relatively short time. Marrow, courgette, squash and pumpkin are all closely...