Gardening resolutions for the whole year

Hecker Nursery Flora Farm

One way through which we know that it is the New Year is by all the joggers out on the roads and the spectacular spike in gym attendance. We always set goals for ourselves as we embark on a new year, yet these rarely extend to our gardens. So, why not pick a few simple gardening resolutions that you can … Read More

Add spice to your holiday with peppers galore!

Chilly Peppers

One of the yearly highlights at Heckers is our selection of sweet and chilli peppers. I am always amazed by the amount of fruit produced per plant as the value of the peppers far exceeds the price of the actual plant. Our peppers are grown right here on the nursery premise. This means that they have a low carbon footprint … Read More

Weird and Wonderful Plants

Orchid & Collector's Plan Fair

All plants are unique and wonderful in their own way, yet there are some plants that truly stand out.  Welcome to the wonderful world of Orchids, Bromeliads, and Carnivorous plants.  Whether it is Orchids or Bromeliads which stun with their exquisite flowers or perfect geometric designs, or Carnivorous plants which have managed to turn the tables on nature by trapping … Read More

Bougainvilleas: the ultimate splash of summer colour

Through all the hail and dry weather my Bougainvilleas at home still have so many flowers that I cannot even see the leaves. Though I have to admit that I really don’t feed them as often as I should.  Bougainvilleas are one of those plants that continue to amaze me year after year, with their masses of flowers, toughness, and … Read More

Growing your own organic food: Why and how?

Organic Hecker

Organic food has increasingly become more popular but is it truly worth the hype? Beyond the money one saves from growing your own food, there are numerous other benefits to choosing organic food (even if you do not grow it yourself). For instance, organically grown food minimizes pollution as it is grown without the use of any chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, … Read More