Hydrangea throughout the seasons

Hydrangea

A “Krismisroos” by any other name Hydrangea macrophylla is one of our garden plants that best showcases the extreme differences in seasons.  From looking like nothing more than a bunch of twigs during winter to its stunning bountiful blooms in summer.  Hydrangeas are also known as the Christmas flower owing to their amazing flowering during the festive season.  As they … Read More

Garden with nature, not against it.

With the rains finally arriving, our gardens have suddenly been transformed into an oasis of green and colour. With this change, the creatures and critters in our gardens also spring to life. These denizens are often misunderstood and unappreciated. However, they play an integral role in maintaining a natural, healthy equilibrium in our gardens. When looking at nature, you will … Read More

Create your own food box in six easy steps

Gone are the days of massive yards with big open spaces for food gardening.  Enter the age of duplexes and town houses. Despite growing space being limited, you can still enjoy the rewards of growing your own food. One way of getting around the space problem is by planting your edibles in containers and hanging baskets.  Lately, wooden boxes have … Read More

Splashes of Colour with Summer Flowers

Don’t let the heat get you down by bringing some cooling colour into your garden with Heckers’ guide on an amazing selection of colourful flowers for this summer.  With the intense heat we have been experiencing lately we can definitely say that summer is here.  Luckily there are plants that thrive in this scorching weather and will make your garden … Read More

Hot and happening food gardening for the summer

food gardening

We have seen an amazing increase in people opting for food gardening in the last few years. There are several good reasons for people making this decision, for example: Growing your own food allows you to control what goes into them. This allows you to provide safer, healthier food for your family that you can be certain of. With the … Read More