Choosing a suitable shrub

Shrubs (also called bushes) are anything woody that is smaller than a tree, and which develop multiple stems from near the base itself. Shrubs also have soft wood, which thickens over time, but never of any appreciable size as compared…
Preparing your lawn soil

Creating and maintaining a good lawn is always going to be hard, but if you are ready for the work involved, then the results are always worth it. Assuming that you have prepared all the tools you will need in…
Basic Styles in Bonsai

Bonsai is mainly an art form from Asia, and the people who grow them are called – artists. Although you don’t need to learn styling and wiring, it is precisely this activity that provides all the fun in growing bonsai.…
Grow your first bonsai from seed

Most beginners to bonsai growing will purchase a tree that is already established, from the nursery. From there, they might learn how to prune, and how to wire the tree, to create a certain look. If you are one of…
A Brief History of Herbal Usage Down the Ages

Herbs have been used by man since antiquity, and their uses, whether as medicine, food preservatives, or food seasoning, perfume, or even in religious rituals, have ensured their everlasting place in mankind’s civilization. With the vast knowledge we have accrued…
Considerations when buying a fruit tree

This is the season to be planting fruit trees, and if you are one of those who haven’t done so but is contemplating it, you might find this first step a little bewildering. Trees have many attributes and characteristics that…
Greenhouse accessories and electrical system

Greenhouse accessories There are many accessories that are used in any well-equipped greenhouse. Even the most simple of greenhouses will have at least some tables and benches, but there are a lot more to a greenhouse than just these. Glass…
Greenhouse foundation planning

Once you decide on having a greenhouse, the next thing you will concern yourself with, is planning the foundation. It is a lot easier with ready-made greenhouses, because those with their own floors can be laid on most types of…
Greenhouse Watering Systems

Supplying water to the plants in the greenhouse is one of the main functions of any greenhouse. How that water reaches the plants, and how well the process is managed will determine the success or failure of your greenhouse.
Container Gardening

For someone that does not own a big plot of land for gardening, let’s say only balcony, container gardening is the only way to have a garden at all. Container gardening is growing plants in pots or containers, and this…