How to Dry Lavender

Just because lavender flowers die off each autumn, you don’t necessarily need to lose out on that wonderful year-round scent. As it turns out, drying lavender is surprisingly easy, and then continues to produce it’s heady scent for years into the future. Placed into small muslin bags, or into a bowl on  the windowsill, your … Read more

How to Care for Poinsettia

Poinsettias may be a festive favourite, but they’re well-known for being frustratingly difficult plants to care for. That glossy plant from the supermarket soon withers away, with it’s formerly bright green and red leaves soon turning brown and dropping off. So what can be done to keep your Poinsettia in the perfect condition for the … Read more

10 Ornamental Vegetables That Look as Good as They Taste

Most gardeners view vegetables and flowers as two clearly-defined groups of plants. Vegetables go in the vegetable patch, well out of sight of your house. The flowers go in the main garden, where their colourful blooms can be admired by everyone. But not all vegetables lack aesthetic appeal. When you choose the right varieties, it’s … Read more

How to Grow Capsicums

Capsicums are one of my very favourite vegetables to grow. The plants themselves are quite attractive, but this is multiplied many times when the fruits themselves start to form. Whats more, not all capsicums look just like the standard “bell peppers” that are typically available from shops; you’ll find there are a whole range of … Read more

Best Houseplants for Bathrooms

The right house plant can transform your bathroom into a lush oasis of calm. However bathrooms are not known for being very plant-friendly. All too often bathrooms have tiny, frosted windows which let in minimal light, and the high levels of moisture can be enough to rot more sensitive houseplants. Fortunately, however, there are still … Read more

Top Scented Plants for Summer Evenings

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting outside in the summer evenings with friends or family and enjoying the evening. As you’re sitting there you’ll often get a waft of a lovely scent. Here are the top scented plants for summer evenings that you’ll want to plant in and around your property. Pinks Renowned for … Read more