Outdoor Gardening

Outdoor gardening means different things to different gardeners. For some, it means a beautifully choreographed garden with a multitude of colours. For others, it is a sustainable vegetable patch that feeds the family. Whether you have a small courtyard or a large acreage, an outdoor garden is nearly always guaranteed to bring you much joy.

DIY Potting Mix Recipes

DIY Potting Mix Recipes For Different Plant Types

DIY potting mix recipes consist of a combination of 'ingredients' that provide the substrate required for your plant while adding ...
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6 Poisonous Christmas Plants

As we excitedly fill our homes with trees, lights, decorations, flowers and gifts during the Christmas season, it's worth bearing ...
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Top 8 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Gardens

Ever wondered how some people appear to maintain beautiful healthy gardens effortlessly while others struggle? Surprisingly, healthy outdoor gardens do ...
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Companion Planting to Keep Pests Off Your Vegetables

Pest control are an ongoing issue that every gardener faces. There are many pest control products available on the market ...
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How to Prevent Leggy Seedlings

If you've ever grown seedlings that were tall and skinny, you'd understand the disappointment. Leggy seeddlings tend to be floppy ...
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Why Rainwater is Better For Plants Than Tap water

I love rainy days. Besides the melancholic mood, it's lovely to rug up on a rainy day. Not to mention, ...
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Growing an Edible Garden for Pet Rabbits

If you have pet rabbits, you might like to grow an edible garden for rabbits, for example, herbs, vegetables and ...
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Ants – Boon or Bane in the Garden?

I am somewhat fond of ants, having had an little ant farm as a science experiment when I was a ...
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5 Things to Do to Maintain Your Garden

Everyone loves a beautiful garden. But not everyone knows how to maintain a garden or has the inclination to. Our ...
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Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic gardening refers to the technique of growing plants in nutrient-rich water instead of soil There are 2 main methods ...
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How to Grow a Wildflower Garden

One of my favourite day dreams is to grow a huge wildflower garden that stretches for miles and miles. It's ...
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Bird bath in garden - Botanique Lane

Benefits of Having a Bird Bath in Your Garden

Being outdoors in the garden is a calming and therapeutic experience (especially more so for those of us in lockdown ...
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Types of Plant Pots

What is the perfect pot for your new plant? If you're struggling to pick one, who can blame you since ...
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Outdoor garden dining table setting decorated with plants.

How to Block Noisy Neighbours Using Plants

Do you have a noisy neighbour? Do they have young children screaming away as they play in their own backyards? ...
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Weeds growing in the lawn.

5 Ways to Control Weeds in the Garden

Weeds are the bane of every gardener. They spring up in the most inconvenient, hard-to-reach spots. They grow voraciously. Some ...
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Vegetables propagated and planted in the ground.

Start a Vegetable Garden Without Seeds

Let's face it. Not all of us are experienced gardeners who are able to grow massive gardens from seed. Nor ...
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Garbage dump filled with plastic.

Top 5 Things Not to Put in Your Compost Bin

Certain things are not suitable for composting. Including these are a sure-fire way to mess up the compost and render ...
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Compost held in a person's hands with earthworms inside it.

Top 4 Things to Put into Your Compost Bin

Composting is mostly a job done by nature. Your only job is to put the right things into the compost ...
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Composted soil being scooped up by a shovel.

Top 3 Reasons for Composting

Compost bins are a must-have in every garden. We can reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill and ...
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Lawn alternatives to grass.

Lawn Alternatives So You Can Say Good-Bye to Mowing

Who doesn't love a beautiful, pristine, lush and weed-free lawn? Probably everyone except the gardener who has to tend to ...
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