A water-wise garden should have plants with similar water requirements grouped together High water use zone (3 drop) This hydrozone should be kept as small as possible. These plants will need frequent weekly watering throughout the year. Plant 3 drop plants, such as annuals and spring-flowering bulbs, in containers. These include begonias and impatiens. Medium […]
Don’t have the space for a stumpery? Try this mini version in a pot! What you need Container of your choice Gravel for drainage Potting soil A piece of driftwood A selection of plants Wire Make sure your container has drainage holes and add a layer of gravel on the bottom to help with drainage. […]
Getting fit and healthy can be an expensive affair if you consider the cost of gym membership – sweaty and dreary institutions with hectic peak times and busy parking arcades, communal bathrooms, tyrannical personal trainers who resemble The Hulk, and watertight contracts that can tie you down for ages. Another point to consider is that […]
At some point or another when we were younger we all loved seeing and playing with a miniature version of the world we live in. Girls played with doll houses and boys played with train sets and dinky cars. Today the world has changed, but small-scale joy is still seen in villages built out of […]
If there are areas in your lawn that are battling because of shade you can try filling in the bare spots with ‘Shady Mix’ Lawn Seed from Starke Ayres.
Many gardeners wishing to include roses in their borders might be concerned about whether they are appropriate for a water wise garden.
The rhinoceros beetle, so-named due to its large recurving horn, is a well-known sight in gardens and on farms in Africa.
Most gardeners have tried almost every method available to prevent moles from destroying their gardens and it is common knowledge that some gardeners are still buying special fumigating products, which release toxic gases like aluminium phosphide or carbon bisulphide, from hardware outlets and garden centres.
The way to attract wildlife to your garden is to provide comfortable homes and delicious meals.
All the lovely fragrances of spring waft along as the season gracefully bows in, the heavily scented blooms reminding me of English coffee shops and street kiosks selling great armfuls of flowers.