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30 Jan 2016
CREATING a beautiful landscape is not as hard as you might thing. You don’t have to be a landscape designer to create a beautiful garden – but you do need to learn the basics of landscaping design to take the mystery out of designing your flower beds and borders.
23 Jan 2016
IF you take a look around gardens in the city green areas and the countryside, you will not only see plants that are blooming but also those maintaining their green foliage in the long dry season with cascades of flowers. Look around the neighbourhood to see which plants are surviving through the driest weather, and…
16 Jan 2016
MANY plants have developed the nature to survive the hardship of the most hostile environment on earth, so there is an amazing selection of such beautiful plants and flowers that are drought, tolerant, well suited to our hot climate that water-wise and dry gardens don’t have to look dull or boring to the eyes. Some…
9 Jan 2016
IN environmental horticulture (gardening is the word), one of the issues of great concern are water conservation and greening of the landscape.
2 Jan 2016
IT’S that time of the year again, the dry season when the harmattan’s dusty dry hazy cloud covers everything and the days are baking hot. It’s that time again when water becomes the essential elixir in the garden. The plentiful rains are past, and the fiery dry harmattan sun beats down relentlessly scorching plants, lawns,…
26 Dec 2015
NEW Year comes right at the height of the Harmattan dry season when the rains have seized to do the heavy labor, the irrigation of garden.
18 Dec 2015
CHRIST is celebrated in every part of the world and it is a festive season. It comes with celebrations in various traditions in different climes.
12 Dec 2015
AS a global society, we are at a junction where our decisions today will help shape the environment and climate into which our children and grandchildren will be born. But this is not just about the future. There are immediate benefits to keeping pollutants out of our environment: cleaner air, lower energy costs, improved aesthetics…
5 Dec 2015
As we run out of green space in cities, living green walls will restore urban spaces back into something natural and beautiful.
27 Nov 2015
SOMETIMES called living walls, green facades, bio walls, eco walls or vertical gardens, green walls are a dynamic way to green a vertical built surface. Green walls refer to vegetation that grows directly onto a building’s façade or to vegetation that is grown on a separate structural system that can be free standing and adjacent…
13 Nov 2015
GHETTO gardening is the serious business of feeding families in economic and social crisis living in low-income housing as a result of social or economic restrictions, or hardships, with no access to green space and transforming urban spaces. Ghetto gardening is an action for greening and renewal of cities, call it green graffiti an important…
7 Nov 2015
THERE are many variations of how to build a ‘‘no- dig garden” but they all use the same underlying principle, which is soil building

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