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?

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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

Herb Garden petit

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It takes almost no space at all – just sun and some beautiful pots – to grow all the herbs you need. Herbs thrive in containers; being mostly bushy perennials that like good drainage and not too much care. They also don’t need much space to grow. Four or five herbs planted together in a large pot can be kept … Read More

Spring pruning simplified – It’s easier than you think!

Spring is here!  But wait, how can it be spring when it is still so cold?  The signs are all around us with the spring blossoms and our gardens are waking up from their winter slumber.  Although we can still expect some chilly weather in the near future, in general, it is getting warmer.  As a result of the mild … Read More

Gardening for birds:  All about nesting logs and boxes

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In this stressed modern world, many urban dwellers are increasingly turning towards their gardens to renew their bond with nature. Therefore, inviting birds to your garden is one step closer to living more serenely. Read on to learn more about how to cater for the nesting needs of our feathered friends. The life-cycle of cavity nests Depending on availability, many … Read More