Ponds have a wonderful ability to create an illusion of space. If you have a small garden place a pond at ground level in the foreground of the garden, with the longest part of the pond following the longest length of the garden. This will ‘force’ one’s eyes to move down the length of the […]
When the Muslims first entered Persia 14 centuries ago, they discovered a sophisticated garden culture that had its origins in ancient Egypt.
There are a number of tough waterwise characters that thrive in containers and love being out in the midday sun.Summer can take its toll on container plants and having continually to replace ones that succumb to the heat every year is tiresome and expensive.
In the tropical climates around the globe, leaves are often as bright and colourful as the flowers The hot, humid weather conditions of the tropics have resulted in myriads of plants with bright, colourful foliage. Like the tropical heat, the leaves on these plants are difficult to overlook, or forget once they’ve […]
Coastal Gardening in South Africa By Allan Haschick Most conventional gardening books assume that everyone experiences the same conditions in their garden, no matter where they live, but this is seldom the reality.
Some areas in a garden can be really tricky. Here’s an ideal planting plan for a bed that gets full sun on half its length and and semishade on the other half: Festuca glauca ‘Silver Eyecatch’ for the sunny area and Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Edge’ for the semi-shaded spot. This makes for good […]
All the entries in the show garden category at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show included water in their designs. In keeping with the other elements in the show gardens, the water features were large and impressive, and constructed in just 19 days. Take a look at this inspirational aspect of the gardens. Homebase Cornish Memories […]
Gardening trends have changed a lot in the last 20 years. When I first came to South Africa, in 1980, most of the garden centres concentrated on exotic plants, and the showier indigenous flowers.
These new balcony planters in fashionable colours are idea to plant up with easy to grow plants in complementary colours. The planters fit without fuss on a balcony railing or fence and are ideal for flat dwellers, and for brightening up a small garden.
Like many other leaf-eating caterpillars, the bagworm falls under the order Lepidoptera and its adult stage is a moth.