Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
Horticulture has always been “green” but today, “green” is a driving force in the marketplace where people with environmental concerns are blossoming in numbers.
Consider the not-so-new idea of staying healthy by growing your own fruit and...
Jan 8, 2020 8:00 am
Designing a garden is, to many, an interesting exercise in creating a mix of plant types that hopefully will turn out to be an attractive area which appends the home. The main components of a garden are shrubs, palms and trees with a smattering...
Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am
So, it’s the same old question: “What to buy a gardener for Christmas?” You now have a short period of time to make that decision.
December invariably lends itself to everything else bar working in the garden — except for a quick clean-up...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
How often do you walk around your garden and check plants for pests, disease or broken branches?
It’s a necessary exercise in order to ensure a garden has healthy plants and soil.
Autumn’s shorter days and fading blossoms are a sure...
Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am
When designing a garden it makes sense to create a plan which is to scale.
A ratio of one-eighth to one inch is usually enough to give a visual of the total finished product and not just isolated areas.
The landscape should cover both...
Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am
Hedges, it would appear, are an inherent part of the Bermuda landscape, whether it is the need for privacy — though this is questionable with the height of the hedges — or simply an unfortunate syndrome that has melded itself in to the psyche of...
Jul 17, 2019 8:00 am
Having a mix of plant types in the garden enhances the aesthetic appearance while extending the interest level throughout the year.
Plants, in general, cover a wide spectrum of types: trees, shrubs, palms, ground covers, cacti, succulents,...
Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am
Regardless of the size of one’s garden, the correct placement of a specific plant or group of plants can change the visual perspective thereby creating a bold statement.
Palms and associated types are in many cases ideal for such plantings...
May 6, 2019 8:00 am
Weeds are species of plants growing in the wrong place. This applies to a tree, shrub, palm or other species of plant — if it is in the wrong place, remove it before it becomes a problem.
It may not appear obvious but weeds often grow...
Apr 15, 2019 8:00 am
April in Bermuda sees the start of an uptick in temperature, which makes it a good time to concentrate on carrying out work on the lawn, be it verticutting, aerating, fertilising, repairing or laying a new one.
Three grass types are grown...
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