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...
Feb 16, 2016 8:00 am
February (in the garden) should be cancelled due to lack of interest.
February is a month to contemplate the reality of what one can do in the garden; it is a month for catching up on jobs that have lingered in the nether parts of the mind,...
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