Jan 22, 2018 8:00 am
As there is not much activity in the garden for the next couple of months now is the best time to take stock and evaluate.
Plants grow upwards and outwards as they age but, like people, they also show signs of decline.
Last year was...
Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am
Over the past several months we have discussed several types of gardens, some of which can be very labour intensive and costly to maintain.
Gardens by their very nature are “active” and require attention which, to a degree, can be...
Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am
What is a garden?
Whilst recently vacationing in the south of England the temperature hit 80-plus degrees for several days.
It was a pleasant experience, especially with low humidity, and it created an increase in activity with parks...
Jul 4, 2017 8:00 am
The drought, which started in April and ran through June, created a heavy flowering of oleander, hibiscus, lantana, pentas and other species.
It was, however, interesting to note that many of them were late in leafing up and flowering.
Jun 20, 2017 8:00 am
Growth is a natural occurrence which, in the garden, is part of the design process which knowingly adheres to this activity.
Growth in plants consists of a two-way dimension; trunk and branches have an upward direction whereas roots have a...
Mar 14, 2017 8:00 am
It’s time to dust the cobwebs off your garden tools and clean them up for the start of a new growing season.
With this in mind, one should also have a plan for the coming year.
Maintenance is a word with much deception; what is...
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...
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