Over time, the nutrients in our soil (especially with potted plants) naturally depletes itself as it is consumed by the plant or washed away from watering. With so many fertilizer options, choosing the right fertilizer to boost nutrients can be daunting. To help you choose the right option, first we need to understand some basicsContinue reading “Fertilizers – Giving our plants a helping hand”
Many gardeners would like to know more about diseases and very often there seems to be some confusion between deficiencies, diseases and insect attacks.
As it’s a large topic, I decided to narrow it down and make a blog post about fungal diseases.
Is there a better way to start your day in the desert, than opening your window to a bougainvillea? Photo credit: https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/close-up-beautiful-red-bougainvillea-flowers_3919040.htm When someone lives in a hot and dry climate, the options for easygoing plants with beautiful flowers are not many. Thank God there is Bougainvillea, a plant that the less care it receives,Continue reading “Bougainvillea care in the Gulf”
Who loves basil? Basil is on top of many plants lists; the list of the easiest herbs to grow, the insect repellent plants list, the bees attracting plants list and, of course, it has so many uses in our kitchen! So what is there not to love about it? Still, many people might get disappointedContinue reading “A gardener’s guide in the Gulf: growing basil”
Growth & flowering Hibiscus grow very fast and can become as high as 2.5 m in ideal garden locations. They can give flowers all year round, but ideally from October till May in the Gulf. When you plant them in a garden in the Gulf, choose a location that does not receive full sun inContinue reading “Hibiscus care in the Gulf”
Aloe vera plants are native to the tropical climates of Africa and are widely acknowledged for their skincare benefits – in particular for their ability to care for sunburns due to the soothing properties of the thick aloe vera gel found in their fleshly plump leaves. The plant itself usually varies in size, but theContinue reading “5 tips for caring for your Aloe Vera plant”
Snake plant (Sansevieria sp. or Mother’s tongue) can tolerate the sandstorms when placed outdoor or the low light of a dark room indoor. This makes it more and more popular in the hot, desert climates. Snake plant (Sansevieria sp. or Mother’s tongue) is getting more and more popular in the hot climates for a goodContinue reading “Snake plant care tips”