A large, beautiful and diverse group, microfungi remain a mystery to almost everyone except mycologists and plant pathologists. In contrast to macrofungi, most of which are easily visible, microfungi can only be studied properly with the aid of a microscope, however, what they lack in size they make up for in more widespread distribution, primarily […]
Lovers of avocado will find an investment in a tree or two well worth their while. Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persia Americana Origin: Tropical America Propagation Growing an avocado tree from a pip suspended over a container of water is fun, but trees grown this way can take from seven to 15 years to […]
Growing tips Bougainvilleas are vigorous growers, so feed them frequently during the growing season.
Borage This annual herb is equally at home in the herb, veggie or cottage-style garden. The plant forms a basal platform of large, rough, hairy leaves from which many flower stems up to 60cm tall emerge, carrying cymes of starry, five-petalled flowers. The individual flowers are clear, sky-blue with a white and black centre. The […]