Archive : mulch

Feb 29 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Products, Reviews, | 36 comments

Lets talk about Mulch

Rooibos and Bark Mulch - Both are beautiful

Today I tried a product that completely blew me away. I am thrilled to have found Rooibos Mulch by Carmién Tea (based in Citrusdal in the Western Cape) and I want to tell you a bit about it. A few weeks ago I saw Rooibos Mulch for sale at a nursery and saw someone walking out with a few bags. I was curious. I stopped the friendly gardener and asked her about it [...]

Oct 12 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Before and After

Before+after 06

I have been watching the growth of my garden and, with the gentle prodding from our friends, I had to do this post to showcase the tremendous change that happened in my small part of the world in the short 6 months since I started my whirlwind, one-woman landscaping exploit. I will do each part separate: I have divided the garden into front, veggie patch (along the side), the fruit tree area [...]

Jun 02 2011 by in Christine's garden, Do it yourself, Fertiliser, Gardening, Products, | 35 comments

Composting confessions and a solution

Keter Composter

Composting … I know it’s the “right thing to do”. I know it saves money. I know it would be great for my plants … bla bla bla. So I ordered a compost bin. When it arrived it was one of those that needs to be ‘planted’ in the garden and couldn’t just be put in the space I’d specifically allocated for it, being in a concrete alley way down the side [...]

May 26 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 5 comments

Mulch more mulch

Mulch more Mulch

Hi Barbie – Finally a day without rain and/or wind – I managed to take the afternoon off work and get into the garden. I didn’t do anything exciting but I planted out all my tulip bulbs (at last!) and did some composting and some more mulching. By the time I was finished it was getting dark so unfortunately the photographs were not up to scratch, but here is one for you [...]

May 16 2011 by in Christine's garden, Fertiliser, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Products, | 11 comments

Thank you very Mulch

After mulching close up

Hi Barbie – I wanted to thank you again for the ten bags of apricot kernel / pip shell mulch you brought for me and thought you might like to see the results. I decided to tackle the two front beds first as I am waiting for the tree fellers to come on 6 June before I create the walkway at the back (which is what the apricot pip shells were actually [...]

Jan 16 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Controlling weeds in the garden

Weeds in the garden

Our blog has been going for all of a week and we’ve had our first real gardening question. I set up a Facebook page (The Gardening Blog on Facebook) and a Twitter account (@ourgardens) for our blog and as is to be expected, we’ve had few followers so far. In fact, I recognise only our daughters and ourselves following our Facebook page. But then somehow we’ve already managed to attract a few [...]