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HOW TO GROW AND USE HERBS

 

Every garden –however small –ought to have some herbs. Whether you live in an apartment setting or own compound there is always room for herbs.

Herbs provide multiple  uses and come in a wide variety.  They serve medicinal, culinary and aromatherapy purposes. In ancient Rome, Egypt and …

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HOW NAIROBI BECAME THE GREEN CITY IN THE SUN

 

 

It is not the Engineers or Actuarial Scientists who gave Nairobi it's famous moniker-"The green City in the Sun". It was the dedicated local gardeners, landscapers and horticulturalists under the leadership of Peter Greensmith who toiled to bequeeth us a City bristling with life, love and na…

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HOW TO GO ORGANIC, AND STAY SAFE

 

 

Our gardens are slowly, but surely falling silent.

 The chirpings of the weaver birds, larks and warblers which used to announce the break of dawn are getting fainter by the day.

Since ancient times, birds have been used to monitor environmental conditions. From the Biblical dove that was…

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HOW TO GROW HANGING GARDENS

Among the seven wonders of the world are king Nebuchadnezzar’s hanging gardens which grew in Babylon around 2500 BC . The gardens- a gift to his Persian wife – weren’t  suspended c like your typical hanging basket but rather spilled out from containers on a terraced hill.

 

The practice of…

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HOW TO GROW KIKUYU GRASS LAWN

 

Kikuyu grass is a native grass to East Africa. It was first described properly by Emilio Chiovend in 1903.

Kikuyu grass grows from rhizomes and has matte roots.  It self-propagates from rooted nodes that send bunches of grass nodes from the soil.  Its leaves are green and fold upward at…

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How to grow a trouble free lawn

 

Gardeners have a conflicted relationships with their lawns. One moment we are thanking the stars for the privilege of having a lawn that enables you to enjoy outdoor living, and the next we are lamenting the high cost of maintenance and the numerous lawn troubles we have to put up with.

A g…

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CONFRONTING TROUBLE IN PARADISE

For any plant lover, the emergence of the plant pests and diseases is enough cause for alarm. Having invested heavily in the buying and care of our plants it is only natural that that anything that degrades them draws our immediate concern.

However as vete…

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How to solve Lawn troubles the Organic Way

Even in a well maintained lawn, serious troubles can arise.  In the dry season, the soil could be low in nitrogen causing rust on the blades. Maybe mounds of soils have developed due to mole action. Whatever the issue, resist the urge to blast away your lawn troubles with fungicides or insecticides.…

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