Garden Tips

Select an area of interest†from the list below, then click on the title to see all tips about that subject or use the search on the right if you are looking for something specific.

  • Amaryllis  ( 3 items )
    Amaryllis or botanically named "Hippeastrum"" are real popular indoor beauties, they give lots of floral joy during the dark days of winter and early spring. They originated in South America's tropical regions. They make excellent pot plants and provide spectacular flower effects. Amaryllis bulbs are one of the easiest bulbs to bring into bloom. We offer many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, and pink. If an amaryllis is cared for properly they can produce blooms for up to 75 years. Our Amaryllis bulbs are of the best bulbs Holland has to offer..

  • Annuals  ( 2 items )
    Annuals and patio plants are very important as they provide lots of colour next to perennial plants and are of great value for patio - basket and decking gardening

  • Caring for your plants  ( 1 items )

  • Clematis  ( 2 items )
    Clematis, a much loved climbing plant for the garden, easy climbers in a great variation of shape and colours. There are even some clematis that grow as a non climbing perennial plant.

  • Control pests and diseases  ( 4 items )
    Faded leaves and flowers can cause fungus disease, so itís important that you remove them as soon as they appear. There are smoke bombs made specifically to control whitefly, just light it in the evening in your greenhouse until morning. Hand spraying with an insecticide is a more effective method because this will not kill off any valuable insects. If you spray your plants as soon as you notice greenfly, you will isolate the problem while leaving the other insects to do their thing. In the colder months try to avoid watering in the evening.

  • Flower Bulbs  ( 33 items )
    Flower bulbs is wide group of products for the garden, you have spring bulbs (planted in autumn and blooming in spring), and you have summer bulbs, ( planted in spring and bloom during summer) Hundreds and hundreds of lovely bulb varieties are available, from very old to very new varieties. Make use of our more than 100 year family expertise and you will have some great flowers to talk about.

  • Fruit  ( 4 items )
    Growing your own fruit provides you with fresh produce and are a delight in any garden. They blossom with lovely flowers and also present you with the delicious fruit. They can be grown in containers; which has the advantage of being portable for those frosty nights. The container should have adequate holes at the bottom for drainage of the excess water.

  • Garden Design  ( 1 items )
    Planting a new border can really improve your garden and is very interesting to have the opportunity to watch as it develops. It's cheaper to buy smaller plants if you have the patience to wait and watch them grow. Trees and shrubs will cost more but take less maintenance. Herbaceous perennials may have more maintenance but return year after year. To have a successful border in your garden, involves some planning before planting.

  • Growing your own vegetables and herbs  ( 10 items )
    Growing vegetables in your garden can be very gratifying; you can grow them in containers, hanging baskets and in between your normal border plants. It is not as hard as you think and is suitable for large and small gardens. For best results you need to plan your garden in advance. (Location, soil, and drainage).

  • Indoor Plants  ( 1 items )

  • LawnCare  ( 2 items )
    A well kept lawn is the mirror of†any gardener. It requires a good basic set up and regular care but hates too much fertiliser, too much water and a too low cut. †††††††††††††

  • Passiflora  ( 1 items )
    Passiflora, to many an exotic plant from holidays in South America ( where they originate from), Commercially they are being grown for fruit juice made from the fruits of some of the cultivars. For the garden they are great climbing plants, ideal for trellis- patio gardening or just in a pot.

  • Perennial Plants  ( 17 items )
    Perennial and herbaceous plants are the dressing of any garden, you should not be without them, as they provide lovely shapes, fragrances, colour, a range of flowering times and plenty of staying power giving you new blooms to appreciate as spring moves into fall.

  • Propagation  ( 6 items )
    Propagation by stem cuttings is the most common method to propagate many plants especially from your most favourite shrubs. They are quiet easy to root. The key to propgation is providing the humidity. The four main types of stem cuttings are herbaceous, softwood, semi-hardwood, and hardwood. Remember not all plants can be propagated from cuttings such as Eucalyptus.

  • Roses  ( 7 items )
    Roses are very popular in gardens for centuries, they became very fashionable due to the Emperess Josephine ( wife of Napoleon). She was a dedicated rose lover and raised herself a fine double rose variety. In roman time wealthy people used to take a rose bath, very expensive, as you needed numerous amount of petals to do so.

  • Shrubs  ( 31 items )
    Shrubs are liable partners in your garden, they provide privacy, colour and shape. Due to a wide range of shrubs available you can select flowering times all through the gardening season, from winter until October.

  • Trees and Hedges  ( 11 items )
    Trees create depth of view in your garden, their shapes and colours evoke a sense of tranquility, they are the homes of birds and squirrels, so take good care of them. Hedges provide humans with privacy and a green and colourful backdrop, but are equally important to birds and insects small animals as they provide shelter and food.†

  • Water Plants  ( 5 items )
    A pond is a great addition to the garden, water gardening is great fun to do and you will be amazed by the lovely colours and shapes of some of the water plants. Your garden wild life will be stimulated by a pond, you might see bees drinking water, frogs roaming about, toads taking a dip, and birds taking a sip.††