Feb 21, 2017 8:00 am
The word February comes from the Roman Februarius.
It was named after the Latin term Februum, which means purification from the ritual Februa held on the 15th of the month.
But why anyone would want to do anything — especially in the...
Jun 28, 2016 8:00 am
What better way to enhance the visual impact of a garden than to use low-growing ground covers that bloom regularly if pruned back after flowering?
They come with the bonus of reducing weed growth and thus conserving the available water and...
Jun 15, 2016 8:00 am
If you would like to see an added interest in your garden and space allows, consider creating a “wild garden” to encourage avian activity, insects, lizards, butterflies and moths.
Such areas can have a controlled, but natural appearance,...
May 3, 2016 8:00 am
May your garden be a place of rest and tranquility. With the surge of new growth — and of a floriferous nature — it is advisable to keep it at that level.
That means observing the growth, not only the flowers but also the foliage, for that...
Apr 12, 2016 8:00 am
At an earlier time in history April 1 was recognised as New Year’s Day. It could have caused a problem for the gardening calendar but that fortunately changed in 1582; the present arrangement works well.
With warmth being palpable and...
Mar 15, 2016 8:00 am
Overplanting is not cost-effective, visually or functionally, and is similar to having more furniture than you actually need.
The difference is the furniture won’t expand and can be sold, however, once a plant is in the ground its growth...
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