• Mombasa District Newsletters

    Mombasa District Newsletters

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  • Gardeners Notebook

    Gardeners Notebook

    Support the Local Flora and Grow Indigenous Shrubs in Your Garden! There is a strong move these days to grow more indigenous plants in our gardens rather than the exotics […]

     
  • Ideas for small spaces

    Ideas for small spaces

    With the space and gardens getting smaller, balconies and patios attached to our residences tend to be small, most people despair at the thought of even thinking about a garden. […]

     
  • Poisonous Plants

    Poisonous Plants

    There are many poisonous plants in the world and it would be exceptional if a garden existed that did not have a single poisonous plant in it. Despite the numerous […]

     
  • All About Orchids

    All About Orchids

    Our May meeting was well attended, and our guest speaker, Mr. Saif Fidahussein’s, first quote was right on point regarding the world of orchids. “An orchid symbolizes all that is […]

     
  • Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear by Greta Davey

    Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear by Greta Davey

    Greta Davey kindly agreed to undertake a marathon by giving three lectures/demonstrations in three areas (Kilifi, Watamu and Malindi) in as many days! Every location had a capacity audience of […]

     
  • All Aloes are NOT Aloe Vera

    All Aloes are NOT Aloe Vera

    Nairobi District Gardener’s Notebook – January 2014 Images by kind permission of Barry Cameron The number of Aloe species growing indigenously across Africa and the Middle East runs into several […]

     
  • It is a Hippeastrum or an Amaryllis?

    It is a Hippeastrum or an Amaryllis?

    Strictly speaking the popular plant we grow here in Kenya are all Hippeastrum, which are native to Central and South America, while the true Amaryllis, a South African plant is […]

     
  • The Scented Garden

    The Scented Garden

    When considering new plants for the garden or when expanding or revamping areas in the garden it is worth considering those plants that excel in giving off scent. Scent in […]

     
  • Mealy bug – the curse of our gardens

    Mealy bug – the curse of our gardens

    The mealy bug is the common name for one of the most destructive plant pests in the garden.  It belongs – like other scale insects to the Coccoidea super family […]