Last week I had many enquiries about blossoms, fruits and flowers falling before they could mature and what needs to be done to correct the situation.
Hibiscus syriacus commonly called Rose of Sharon or Shrub Althea originated in northern Israel and Syria.
Impatiens, commonly called Busy Lizzie, originated in eastern Africa and comes from the Balsaminaceae family.
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.
Contrary to what some might think, there is a lot to do in the garden during the rainy season.
Tropical flowers grow naturally in tropical climatic countries. Guyana has a large collection of tropical blooms, which are exotic, beautiful and long lasting.
Last week I rescued approximately a dozen or more new plants that people received for Mother’s Day and did not know what to do to save them after they started to turn yellow.
On Mother’s Day many of you would have received potted plants and flowers.
I have written so much on trees in the city, but my warnings and advice continue to fall on deaf ears.
Torenia commonly called Wishbone Flower originated in southern and western Asia. Torenia is another annual grown from seeds.
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.
Annuals are flowering plants that are grown from seeds and would last for approximately six months.
With Easter comes a rainbow of colours in the garden. Flowers are blooming gloriously.
Philodendron Monstera obliqua commonly called Swiss cheese plant originated in the rainforests of Central America and Mexico.
Barleria repens commonly called Coral Creeper originated in South Africa. The Coral Creeper is a scrambling flowering shrub with glossy green leaves and coral (reddish/orange) tubular flowers.
New varieties of vegetable seeds are out on the market. Over the last two weeks, I have set English Tomatoes, Celery, Chives, Wiri Pepper and Sweet Pepper seeds.
Most of my bulb plants from last year began popping up since mid-February in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Heliconia rostrata commonly called Hanging Heliconia or Hanging Lobster Claw originated in South and Central America.
Etlingera Elatior commonly called Torch Ginger originated in Malaysia. Torch Ginger is an attractive member of the Ginger family.
(Continued from last week) Check your plants carefully to see if they have outgrown their pots.
Over the last few weeks I have received many queries on how to care for potted house plants and what type of plant food to use.
Erythrina indica picta commonly called Coral tree originated in India and Australia. The Coral tree comes from the Leguminosae family.
Ricinus communis commonly called Castor Oil plant originated in India.This shrub has many varieties.
Lucky Bamboo is actually a member of the Dracaena sanderiana family even though the plant resembles a Bamboo.
Lawns are affected in a big way whenever we have heavy rainfall and flooding.