What is innovative gardening?

Innovative gardening is about being clever and creative in gardening. There are many ways in which you can be more inspired in the garden and the way you conduct gardening. Don’t forget that although most gardens are made by humans, they are still very important to the planet as they represent a part of theContinue reading “What is innovative gardening?”

Introduction to Gardening

We define gardening as taking care of a plant’s needs, including sunlight, water intake, nutrition, ventilation, temperature, etc. Usually, a plot is focused on where bright-coloured plants and herbs grow, making the aura around them pleasant. This might sound simple, but getting used to the right ways and terms regarding gardening requires knowledge and practice.Continue reading “Introduction to Gardening”

Indoor plants – What plants are best for indoors?

Home is the most soothing location on the planet, comparable to paradise on earth. When it is beautifully adorned and well cared for, it becomes more refreshing and attractive. A person may take care of his or her home in a variety of ways, the finest of which is to have some indoor house plants.Continue reading “Indoor plants – What plants are best for indoors?”

Metrosideros – How to grow Metrosideros plants

The Metrosideros is a very popular plant, especially in Mediterranean countries such as Malta. This is a fast-growing plant that can resist most elements of nature, including wind, sun and seawater. It is a very robust plant that grows even in the most difficult of places. Metrosideros Roots The secret here is for the MetrosiderosContinue reading “Metrosideros – How to grow Metrosideros plants”

Front Gardens

In every home you visit, the first thing that immediately welcomes you is the front garden. The front garden will greet your guests even before you do.  In most buildings nowadays, or in the overbuilt city centres we experience every day, there is usually no space for a front garden.  Nonetheless, we can use differentContinue reading “Front Gardens”

Gardening Compost

Most house and kitchen waste is nowadays carefully sorted and recycled. In Malta, there are particular recycling plants which are used, such as the Sant’Antnin Waste Treatment Plant in Marsaskala. Nonetheless, some waste still finds itself directed to the Maghtab waste management facilities. However, what many people don’t realise is that we can create compostContinue reading “Gardening Compost”

Succulents and Cactus in Malta

Cactus and succulents are some of the easiest plants you can grow in Maltese gardens and Maltese soil. Succulents and cactus plants do not need lots of watering, and in fact, can be easily damaged with frequent watering. Some of these plants produce truly beautiful and amazing flowers, although a number of these flowers willContinue reading “Succulents and Cactus in Malta”

Trees in Malta

Malta is, unfortunately, lacking in trees and greenery. In recent years, however, we have seen many people, normally voluntarily, who started several initiatives to plant trees again across the Maltese islands. The government has also, to some extent, embarked on regenerating lost or forgotten areas into open parks with plants, flowers and trees. Some ofContinue reading “Trees in Malta”

How do I pick the right plants for my garden?

Choosing the right plants for your garden can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the world of gardening. However, I have some good news! Once you understand the basics, then it will become very easy to choose the right plants for your garden and enjoy gardening to the full. 1.      Location BeforeContinue reading “How do I pick the right plants for my garden?”

Wild Orchids Malta – Interview with Johan Siggesson

In this third instalment of my “GardenTalk” interview series, I had a chat with nature photographer Johan Siggesson about wild orchids in Malta. His nature photography work is very exciting, and his most recent work with wild orchids in Malta is particularly remarkable. In this interview, we discuss how he started his nature photography journeyContinue reading “Wild Orchids Malta – Interview with Johan Siggesson”