Winter is the perfect time to prune all your deciduous fruit and ornamental trees in the garden. Pruning your fruit trees will encourage fresh new growth to emerge in the spring, and the development of stronger branches. Pruning can also help encourage your tree to produce more fruit. Here is an example: This apricot tree was … More How to Prune Fruit Trees
Winter is a time of year when the garden is put on the back burner and we tend to hibernate indoors. But there are a lot of beautiful winter flowering plants that can sometimes go unnoticed. Camellia trees are one of the best ways to brighten up the garden and have a splash of colour during … More What are good Flowering Camellias to Grow?
Family: POACEAE Scientific name: Pennisetum alopecuroides. spp. Common Name: Foxtail Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides spp. are a tall growing grass which has delicate soft flowers that emerge on long stems during the summer months. They are a reliable drought tolerant plant once established and are low maintenance. They require the annual prune towards the end of their flowering season which … More Plant Culture: How to grow Pennisetum alopecuroides spp.
Family: ASPARAGACEAE Scientific name: Sansevieria trifasciata Common Name: Mother in Law’s Tongue In the ASPARAGACEAE family is Sansevieria trifasciata also known as the Mother in Law’s Tongue plant. They are a fashionable indoor plant which require little maintenance and can tolerate low light positions in the home. If you are new to growing indoor plants … More Starting off with Indoor Plants? Try Mother in Law’s Tongue
Family: MELIANTHACEAE Scientific name: Melianthus major Common Name: Honey Bush Native to South Africa Melianthus major, also referred to as the honey bush, is a large shrub growing to a height of 3 metres with a spread of 1 – 1.5 metres. These fast growing perennial shrubs look great planted up in large decorative pots as an ornamental feature in patios/courtyards … More Plant Culture: How to grow Melianthus Major