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Spring Gardening

Looking after your roses in October

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 2nd Oct 2013

Just imagine the sight of masses of rose blooms swaying in the breeze spreading their intoxicating fragrance to all who take the time to admire her.  This is the promise of a rose blooming profusely in October.  To ensure that she can stun us with her beauty there’s a few things we have to look at this month. The summer heat seems to have come early this year and it is important to ensure that your roses are well watered. ...

Success with seed

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 13th Sep 2013

A plant seed truly is a miraculous thing.  They can lay dormant in the soil for decades at a time and as soon as conditions are favourable enough they spring to life, continuing the cycle of life anew.  Growing from seed is always such a journey for me, starting when you sow the seeds and culminating at your destination when harvesting your scrumptious tomatoes or admiring a bed full of cheerful annuals. When sowing you will need the following: sowing...

How to repot a Cymbidium

Posted By Category: Spring GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 6th Sep 2013

  A Cymbiduim bursting out of its pot A Cymbidium with its roots exposed As spring starts heating up your Cymbidium blooms will slowly start fading and finish flowering.  At the nursery we get a lot of questions from gardeners on why their Cymbidiums haven’t flowered this year or even for a few seasons in a row.  The reasons for them not flowering are often one or a combination of the following:  insufficient feeding, that they are kept in the wrong spot...

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...

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...