Without a doubt, the lily stands out in terms of beauty and fragrance, and just bursts with symbolism that makes it appropriate for every occasion. Amiability, purity, love, unity as well as transience: the lily represents them all. These majestic flowers have certainly had a long history, and amazingly, images of lilies were found in […]
A colourful, fragrant spring garden is incomplete without bulbs. Whether in pots or flowerbeds, indoors or outdoors, bulbs are guaranteed to add a wow factor wherever they bloom. Babiana Is known commonly as baboon flower. And although they may look delicate, are tough and designed to handle any of the harsh climates of South Africa Ixia […]
Gladiolus are known for their tall elegance in a garden bed, and as Australian TV personality Dame Edna Everage’s favourite flower, which she calls ‘gladdies’ and which always appear on stage with her. Today these popular perennials are available as many different hybrids, sporting magnificent, bright colours and trending as pot plants. Potting Steps: The […]
5 Bulbs to Plant this Autumn Bulbous plants have been cultivated for centuries, primarily for their spectacular spring or summer floral display. Autumn is an important planting time for many well-known and much loved bulbs. Make sure that you plant bulbs at the correct time of year and at the correct depth, and don’t plant […]
Kohlrabi Growing • It’s a brassica so likes sun and fertile soil. Add compost and well-rotted manure. An organic fertiliser like Vita-Veg (6:3:4) can also be added. • Sow seed directly into the ground or into seed trays and keep the soil moist during germination. • Transplant the seedlings when they can be handled, or […]
Perennial Fennel, Bronze Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare is a beautiful garden herb that grows into a stately two-metre high specimen with soft feathery leaves that catch the sunlight. As a native to the shores of the Mediterranean it likes free-draining soil and a sunny position and does not always survive very wet or cold […]
Isn’t it strange how some flowers just go out of fashion, for no good reason? That’s been the fate of dahlias but it seems as if they are definitely on the comeback trail.
Bursting with promise Bulbs have long been an invaluable asset to humankind, starting off as an essential part of our diet, as we have evolved, so has our appreciation for their many qualities.
March is definitely a great time to garden, and right I’m not giving you any more clues as to what I’m covering in this article because you’ve simply got to read it all!