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...
Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am
I have often written the words “what you create, you have to maintain”. The statement is true when dealing with landscape design and, by natural progression, garden maintenance.
The garden is not a static entity; when a blade of grass is...
Jan 2, 2019 8:00 am
Many thousands of dollars are paid out yearly for gardens to be maintained, but what should garden maintenance actually cover?
People with contracts for garden maintenance usually have more visits in the active growing months than in the...
Dec 19, 2018 8:00 am
What’s in your Christmas stocking?
So, it’s that time of year again. Presents, I like to think, are personal, but when it comes to the garden, function and practicality are more appreciated.
Below, some useful, practical items that...
Nov 14, 2018 8:00 am
While wandering about the country lanes and by-ways on vacation in the UK, I couldn’t help but observe the many gardens and landscapes.
Especially in the southeast of England drought had been a major problem and, as in Bermuda during dry...
Oct 25, 2018 8:00 am
A thing of beauty is not always a joy when it is labour-intensive. A mistake often made in the initial stages of design is not giving enough consideration to aftercare or maintenance.
Poor maintenance can, by its very nature, create labour...
Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am
Bermuda’s climate is unpredictable. Especially in the summer, rainfall is at the top of a list of things gardens need and with it comes new growth which can be rampant.
Correct pruning, rather than hacking, is what’s required to protect the...
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