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Going daisy this spring

Posted By Category: Gardening ChatComments: 0Post Date: 29th Aug 2013

                                   Lacking a bit of colour in your garden.  Tired of replacing your plants year after year.  Then look no further than daisy bushes.  They will provide colour throughout the season and will keep on flowering year after year.  Some of the more popular varieties in the daisy family (Asteracae) are our very own Cape daisies and the ever popular Marguerite daisy.  For more information regarding these daisies read my article on daisy bushes.

Colour your garden with Daisy bushes

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 29th Aug 2013

Walking through the garden this week the signs are all around us that nature is waking up from her lengthy winter slumber.  During this time of the year our gardens tend to look a bit faded and lacking in the colour department.  For a quick fix, flowering annuals are perfect, but for those of us who want something more permanent, look no further than bright and cheerful daisy bushes.   Daisy is used as a general term for any plant in...

A Lawn's allure

Posted By Category: Gardening ChatComments: 0Post Date: 23rd Aug 2013

The soft embrace of a lush lawn.  The smell of freshly cut grass.  All of these sensations reminds one of days spent as a child frolicking and playing on the lawn.  Lawns are more than just an open space.  They are outdoor living rooms, where joyous memories are made and lessons learnt.  They are tranquil islands of green in an ocean of concrete.  They are the pride of a caring gardener, tending to every blade in a gentle manner. ...

After the weekend rain

Posted By Category: AnnouncementsComments: 0Post Date: 12th Aug 2013

Nothing soothes the soul like waking up to a garden that is fresh and vibrant from the rain on the weekend.  Our gardens are filled with the promise of new growth, yet before we can start planting we have to prepare our garden beds. Not sure how.  Read my article on getting your beds ready for spring gardening.

Getting your garden beds ready for spring

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 12th Aug 2013

For a lot of us looking at our garden beds this time of the year can be disheartening. There tends to be a lot of bare patches of dirt, devoid of any colour or greenery.  While these bare patches can be depressing, one should rather look at them as a blank canvas full of promise awaiting your vision.  With spring on our doorstep, all our fingers are itching to get dirty and do some gardening, but before we can...

Spring pruning made easy

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 1st Aug 2013

  Walking through the garden this week, one thing is clearly evident; spring has come early this year.  The peach trees are starting to blossom and all around the garden, buds are swelling heralding the end of winter and the start of spring.  We are sure to have a few chilly days left, but it seems as if winter’s icy grip is finally slipping away. With spring around the corner it is time to spring clean your garden.  One of the...