Advice, Flowers, Garden blogs, Propagation, Succulents/Echeveria, Xerophytic plants

PROPAGATION: Succulents/Echeveria

QUICK FACTS: These perennial varieties are suitable for extreme temperate and drought climates without water for long periods but won’t survive, needs a good soak. They are know also as Xerophytic plants. Grown in the gardens, pots and makes a beautiful displaying feature. Bees are attracted to its colourful leaves however some varieties have flowers… Read More PROPAGATION: Succulents/Echeveria

Advice, Flowers, fruit, Garden blogs, Herbs, Hydroponics, No-dig gardening, Propagation, Vegetables, Vertical gardening, Xerophytic plants

PROPAGATION: Cuttings

CUTTINGS: This can either be a success or a total failure, just like they say… we have a two-ways propagation method to share with you! Are you ready? Basic method: Take simple mature cuttings (5-10 cm). Either sow them directly into the soil such as spekboom/elephant food plant or into seed pots of your choice.… Read More PROPAGATION: Cuttings

Flowers, Herbs, No-dig gardening, Pests and diseases, Vegetables, Xerophytic plants

The pros & cons of companion planting

As we all seem to know companion planting mostly for its advantages forgetting that it has disadvantages too. This method of gardening can also be called ‘inter-planting’ as well however inter-planting means planting different varieties among one another at different heights, shapes, colours and spacing or volumes. This term can apply if you are using… Read More The pros & cons of companion planting

Flowers, Garden blogs, Propagation, Xerophytic plants

DIY mini xerophytic garden

Some background: This means the type of plants whether they are Euphorbia’s, Succulents/Echeveria’s. These type of plant species specially thrive in extreme arid temperatures with little or no water. That what makes them water wise because they store their water inside their thick fleshy/fury/thorny leaves to protect them from drying out from sun exposure,wind damage… Read More DIY mini xerophytic garden