4 Tips to using retaining walls in a creative way

Retaining walls are important in holding back dirt as it’s basically a structure that holds soil behind it. But not only that, it’s also commonly used in multi-level garden perimeters, landscaping, and even for aesthetic purposes. Retaining walls can be made in different materials, like wood which is perfect for timber sleeper walls. It can also be made from concrete and stone to build rock/boulder walls. Continue Reading

Planting Tomatoes In The Garden

Planting Tomatoes In The Garden – Tomatoes are without a doubt one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden, and for good reason. Homegrown tomatoes are very nutritious and much more flavorful than those bought from a store. Tomato plants will produce an abundance of fruit for the home gardener if they are properly planted and cared for.

Tomatoes require a fairly long growing season, and for this reason the seeds are typically planted indoors about six to eight weeks before they can be planted in the garden. Continue Reading

Venidium Plant

Venidium plant (Monarch of the Veldt, Cape Daisy) is in the aster family and it certainly deserves to be better known. The sunflower-like blooms are 4 in across and they are quite distinctive – at the base of each inner petal is a purple-black blotch, providing a rayed effect around the rim of the prominent black disc. The blooms on their long stems make excellent cut flowers. Mix Cape Daisy flowers into the border or plant around the vegetable garden, as they are very attractive to beneficial insects and pollinators. Continue Reading

Getting Your Garden Ready for Entertaining

Gardens are a great place for entertaining, whether you want to have a dinner party, a BBQ or just a social drink– they can be the perfect venue for your guests in the warm weather.  If you are lucky enough to have a decent size garden where you can invite some friends around, you will definitely want to make sure it’s ready for your guests. We have put some top tips together to help make sure it’s ready for entertaining. Continue Reading

How to Maintain your Wooden Garden Shed

It could be that you have opted for a wooden shed to feature in your garden.  After all, they are traditional, rustic and great to look at.  You can even paint them in any colour you want to fit in with the decoration you have in mind to make it more picturesque.  Wooden sheds are known for their imperfections but that is actually part of their charm.  They have been around since forever, and they don’t see to be decreasing in popularity. Because of the material of the shed, it can require some maintenance, but will make a perfect summer garden project if you are that way inclined.  Continue Reading