The wonder of wild flowers Proteas and pincushions are popular fynbos species, bringing colour to the garden and attracting birds, bees and butterflies. By Kay Montgomery if you want to create a beautiful garden, full of colour and a haven for bees, birds and...
I’ve killed every succulent I’ve ever attempted to grow. Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring succulents into my home, they start to look spindly and sad before they give up and die. Despite hearing time and again about how foolproof...
How to Grow Fern Indoors Part of what will make the process of growing a fern indoors easier is understanding what the plant needs. Ferns are common to tropical climates. They thrive in the filtered light, temperate climate and high humidity of forests. The good news...
Brighten up your winter garden with the brilliant neon colours of edible citrus fruits! Have you ever considered growing citrus at home? Apart from being edible and rich in vitamin C, the lush, evergreen foliage of citrus plants, their scented blossoms and the...
The process of putting together a garden works in four stages. You start by pulling out your old garden and levelling the ground. Next you put in the irrigation, then the hardscaping, and, last of all, the plants, leaving the lawn to last. Here is the advice you need...
Background Mediterranean gardens get much of their influence from Europe as the name implies. However these include Islamic gardens from the south of Spain during the occupation of the Moors as well as the formal gardens from France where you get the influence of...