31 Oct 2015
IN the last article on ‘‘No-Dig” garden, we established some reasons why we don’t dig the soil. Digging exposes the soil’s very delicate ecosystem to the air and ultraviolet rays of the sun, which kills the soil’s organisms.
17 Oct 2015
Everyone agrees that gardening would be more fun, and many people would be more inclined to take up gardening if there wasn’t the need for all that back-breaking, hard work such as digging.
10 Oct 2015
CONTINUING on the topic of making new beds and borders, some things are vital for good preparation and the maintenance of your newly created beds and borders. These include things such as:
2 Oct 2015
THE gardener’s versus weeds battle happens every season but it is not just for aethestics. A garden bed full of weeds leaves little nutrients and space for the plants you actually want to grow. When not controlled, weeds spread quickly, choking and snuffing out your seedlings. Taking steps to clear the bed before you plant,…
26 Sep 2015
MAKE your bed” is one of the statements that we each must have heard a million times as kids. As gardeners though, this simple phrase has a different meaning. “Make your bed” is about preparing the soil for planting. Every gardener gets excited by the thought of finally getting his/her hand in the soil and planting out the newest plant acquisitions.
19 Sep 2015
IN a gardening dictionary one can imagine the first word is likely to be garden. After which the following words would be “beds” and borders. Why? It’s impossible to have a beautiful garden or any garden without beds and borders in it.
28 Aug 2015
BEFORE you open your medicine cabinet, you might want to look in your backyard. The remedy you need for your aches and pains, cuts and burns, disease and infections may be found in past in your garden. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes since man inhabited the earth.
21 Aug 2015
SOME people think of it as a weed. When a plant that we identify as being a weed is found growing in our lawn or garden, out comes the trowel and hoe (or for the ruthless and impatient gardeners, weedkillers such as Round Up) and we may spend the entire growing season keeping these opportunistic…
8 Aug 2015
Beyond Culinary And Flavoring Use Of Herbs Have You Thought Of Their Healing Powers?
25 Jul 2015
Healing Gardens And Therapeutic Horticulture Nature In Hospitals In Europe, in the middle ages, the first hospitals were in monastic communities, where gardens played an essential role in the healing process.
17 Jul 2015
DO you love trees in your neigbourhood? We do. In fact, we love trees in all neighbourhoods. Why? Urban forest are essential to our health, happiness, well-being, state of mind and sense of community.
11 Jul 2015
THE name hibiscus is practically synonymous with ‘‘tropical,” thanks to the large boldly colored flowers and thousands of hybrids, or varieties – ‘‘cultivars” in gardening lingo. Flowering hibiscus is a treasured shrub among many gardeners. The hibiscus plant with it blooming flowers have quite…