Gardening Chat

The grace of a rose

Posted By Category: Gardening ChatComments: 0Post Date: 2nd Oct 2013

Probably the most recognizable flower in the world, roses have captured our imagination for centuries.  From films to music to the poets of bygone days roses have retained their grace throughout the ages.  Just think of the price of one red rose on Valentines Day and it shows how ingrained roses have become in our society.  Luckily for the rose gardeners out there they always have a fresh supply.  October is the month that roses really announce themselves in...

Sowing the seeds

Posted By Category: Gardening ChatComments: 0Post Date: 13th Sep 2013

There are few things in life as rewarding as growing a plant from seed and nurturing it till it is all grown up.  Whether you’re sowing for a bountiful harvest or a stunning show of colour you’ll find once you start sowing you just can’t stop.  Growing from seed is one of the best ways to save money in the garden and with proper planning you will have a constant supply of seedlings for your garden.  Have a look...

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.

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. ...