Umbrella plant

Cyperus Papyrus and Cyperus Alterni-folius, commonly known as Umbrella Grass, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge or the Umbrella Palm, originated in Egypt many years ago.

Plant more trees

National Tree Planting Day was celebrated yesterday, October 7, and it was interesting to see how many new trees were planted. 

Plant orchids now

The Annual Flower Show is officially off until March 2018. This has been confirmed by the Horticultural Society of Guyana to the disappointment of many flower friends and home gardeners.

Stake your plants

Now is the time to stake your plants! Last Sunday, the heavy rain came and it became so windy that many of my trees and shrubs were swaying in all directions. 

Roses round up

Over the years, I have experimented with and grown various types of roses: Dutch, English, American and tropical.

Roses

Continued from last week Miniature roses are most likely descendants of the old Chinese rose Rosa chinensis. 

Roses

Continued from last week   This week, we will look at Floribunda roses and Hybrid Tea roses.

Roses

(Continued from last week) There are five classes of roses: Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Miniature, Climbers or Ramblers and Shrub roses.

Roses

(Continued from last week) Roses have a long and colourful history. Valentine’s Day is said to be the best season for roses.

Roses

Roses, botanic name Rosa were said to have originated mainly in Asia, China to be precise, though the Egyptians were also thought to have been among the first to cultivate them.

Grow your own avocadoes

In Guyana, avocado (Persea Americana) is in season. The fruit is bountiful in the markets in different sizes depending on where they were grown.

Mexican Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia commonly called Mexican Heather or False Heather originated in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras in Central America.

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus commonly called Rose of Sharon or Shrub Althea originated in northern Israel and Syria.

Rainy season fungus protection

As I said last week, with rain comes fungus. With the constant rainfall that we are experiencing, plants are not being allowed to dry off properly.

Exotic tropical flowers

Tropical flowers grow naturally in tropical climatic countries. Guyana has a large collection of tropical blooms, which are exotic, beautiful and long lasting. 

Trees

I have written so much on trees in the city, but my warnings and advice continue to fall on deaf ears.

Wishbone Flower

Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia. Torenia is another annual grown from seeds.

Lady Slipper

Balsam commonly called Lady Slipper originated from Southern Asia. Lady Slipper is an annual plant and is an old-fashioned favourite grown from seeds between April and September; it is a member of the Impatiens family.