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The Promise of Herbs
The Promise of Herbs is fulfilled daily as we grow them or add them to our cuisines even if it is just a sprig of parsley somewhere! Herbs can do so much especially when it comes to healthy lifestyles and mindsets. What herbs are you growing right now? How does one choose I wonder? Grow some please!
Killing your Plants Part Three
We seem to keep making mistakes, often unknowingly, that lea t poor container gardeining actions and dead or dying plants. It's easy to avoid these, and if you have read parts one and two of this series, then you've seen how to change if you need to. Temperature? Roots? Fertilisers? Neglect? Phew!
Killing your Plants Part Two
Mistakes and lapses of action happen but it's nice to know better. Maybe you're making container mistakes when you do not mean to - and perhaps these tips an notes will help you mend and change any bad habits or misconceptions. If you are not guilty - great news! Read Part One and Three as well.
Killing your Plants Part One
Much can go wrong in the garden and while some of it may be out of our hands, when it’s up to us, well then … it’s up to us! So, refresh your memories about the things that can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong … and improve your plant to non-plant ratios. This three part series of articles may help.
Kids in the Garden
Get your children into the garden and with your containers early and set them up for a lifetime of pleasure, good eating, sensible lifestyles and some very valuable life lessons that become natural extensions of their characters rather than stressful additions learnt grudgingly. Go green early!
Courtyard Garden Design 1
When you need to chill or read, meet friends, entertain or just be alone for a while, what better place to do it all but in your own courtyard. If you have such a space that is plain, unused, or plain ugly and neglected why not spruce it up? Read on for some guiding principles in courtyard design.
Hearts in the Garden
There’s a cornucopia of plants with heart-shaped leaves and flowers to choose from to give something lasting for Valentine’s Day instead of only gobbley chocolates. There’s still time to treat your sweetie so get going today, give your message of love to someone even if you're your own sweetie!
Looking for that WOW factor for your container garden? Look no further, grow a Bougainvillea. It's easy enough to do, it's versatile, it creeps, it cascades, and you can even bonsai one. Tropical climates, lots of sunshine and low maintenance joy on your patio. Bougainvillea? Yes please!
Colourful, intriguing, companionable and easy to grow, Snapdragons are just right when it comes to splashing excitement around your space –they delight as they make their gentle presence felt, they come in several styles and spectacular hues, a sure winner for all sorts of reasons.
Waterwise Olla Pots
The use of Ollas (buried clay pots) for irrigation was documented some 2000 years ago... and it seems we are just beginning to realize just how smart this method of gardening is. Plants respond well, water is conserved, gardens thrive and people can balance a busy life with little fuss containers.
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