Prickly Pear Historical Uses – Learn About Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Historical Uses – Learn About Prickly Pear Cactus

Serious cactus enthusiasts probably recognize the name prickly pear cactus. But did you know there are both edible and medicinal prickly pear historical uses? This Southern California and Mexico naïve was once used extensively by indigenous people. You can find the pads and fruits in specialty markets today, an interesting addition to salads or eaten […]

Cultivating Hydrangeas

Cultivating Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas of varying types have to be the most widely grown summer flowering shrubs of all. How so? The numbers of cultivars bred from the species serrata, macrophylla, paniculata, arborescens, anomala (climbing hydrangea) and quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea) surely number in the hundreds. The numbers of those hybrids and cultivars commonly available for sale are staggering. […]

How to make your garden look spectacular this summer! – Successful Garden Design

How to make your garden look spectacular this summer!

Summer is the time to really appreciate your garden, so let’s maximise your enjoyment by making the landscape look as spectacular as possible! There’s nothing worse than finally sitting on your favourite sun lounger, only to notice how various parts of the garden aren’t looking as good as they ought to. Whilst the overall design […]