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How To Grow Saffron?

How To Grow Saffron?

How To Grow Saffron? Saffron is a delicious spice that is used in many Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. It has a distinct bittersweet flavor and a brilliant yellow color that it adds to dishes that it is used in. It is the most expensive spice, weight for weight being worth more than gold!

The reason that saffron is so expensive is that it is the stamen of a flower that needs to be picked by hand. The stamen is part of the central parts of a flower. Namely the area that the pollen is deposited on to fertilize the flower. Each flower only contains three of these stamens that are 1.5 to 2 cm long and a few of millimeters wide. When they are dried they are even smaller and lighter!

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property


A retaining wall is a kind of protective structure built to hold the soil behind it. There are six types of retaining walls: gravity walls, brick, brick masonry retaining wall, stone, reinforced soil walls, and hybrid system. Among all these kinds, concrete is the one most recommended type for modern homes with mild climates.

3 Tips to cleaning your pool more efficiently this summer

3 Tips to cleaning your pool more efficiently this summer


There a few things in life better than enjoying your own private swimming pool on a hot day. Sadly, there is a price to be paid in upkeep and maintenance, but by using these three tips you can help minimise the amount of work this takes.

3 Tips to installing a preformed garden pond

3 Tips to installing a preformed garden pond


One of the most remarkable ways to upgrade your garden is to install an artificial pond and embellish it with floating plants, decorative stones, and other ornaments. The sound of the flowing water and the sight of swimming fishes will definitely transform a bland space into a majestic garden full of beauty and serenity.

Colors For Your Spring Garden

Colors For Your Spring Garden

Colors For Your Spring Garden – Here is a general description of spring perennials/annuals for your spring garden.

Perennials for spring color garden


Ajuga Plants – Purplish/brownish in color grown for their foliage easy to grow and propagate. Can be used as ground cover.
Black Eyed Susan – Usually yellow daisy like blooms with large black center they do better in full sun.

Flamboyant Azaleas For Spring Containers

Flamboyant Azaleas For Spring Containers

Flamboyant Azaleas For Spring Containers – Azaleas and other rhododendrons are extremely easy to grow in containers. In their native habitats they are woodland plants, so they perform best in acid soil and in dappled shade; they do not like very hot, dry, summer weather. Ideally, you should grow them by themselves, or that you avoid disturbing their roots too frequently.

Most azaleas flower for just a few weeks in late spring, but they are most useful for filling an awkward gap in the gardening calendar, after the bulb season has finished but before the summer flowers begin.