Zahrah Nasir

Grow your dreams

February is a busy month with lots of sowing to be done and a variety of plants to choose from Published Feb 07, 2016 06:50am

Surprise, surprise!

It is sheer joy to see unexpected plants pop up out of the blue as a result of accidental seeding Published Jan 31, 2016 06:49am

’Tis the season of guavas

Growing fruit trees requires a commitment to pruning and close monitoring of pests Published Jan 24, 2016 07:10am

Grow your own olives

Having a few olive trees in your garden is rapidly becoming the ‘in thing’ to do, but, unfortunately, few people... Published Jan 17, 2016 06:42am

Food and water

Mulching is one of the most beneficial activities that you do for healthy plants and trees Published Jan 10, 2016 07:25am

Growing dreams real

The cold, gray winter days are a perfect time for New Year’s resolutions and a pledge to grow green and ‘do-over’ your Published Jan 03, 2016 06:51am

Lawn, lawn go away

Replacing expensive lawns with low-maintenence landscaping is a good idea to consider Published Dec 27, 2015 06:16am

Strawberry temptation

A fruit of the cooler climes, strawberries can be grown in plains and coastal areas as well; they just need extra care Published Dec 20, 2015 07:22am

Seasonal variation

Easy to grow, quick to bear and naturally resistant to disease, berries are the best fruits to grow organically Published Dec 13, 2015 07:15am

An endless learning experience

Most gardeners prefer to stick to scheduled sowing while some like to experiment and sometimes are blessed with Published Dec 06, 2015 06:33am

Say it with roses

Roses may be the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs, but starting a rose garden can be a daunting task Published Nov 29, 2015 06:56am

Growth issues

Restricted space for roots, bad light, harsh weather, poor soil and lack of water are the main factors that affect plant Published Nov 22, 2015 07:20am

Simply roses

Growing roses has never been so easy; follow tips and have a beautiful display of gorgeous roses Published Nov 15, 2015 07:02am

Savouring autumn colours

Zahrah Nasir advises her readers to replace imported plants with climatically suitable indigenous varieties Published Nov 01, 2015 07:06am

What a pest!

Snails and bugs are an inevitable presence in your garden, but you don’t need harmful chemicals to ward off these Published Oct 26, 2015 03:43am

Soil rescue

The richer the soil, the healthier the plants; but that doesn’t mean you have to change the soil Published Oct 18, 2015 06:45am

Sustainable gardening

From water and energy conservation to waste reduction and smart seed-sourcing, Published Oct 11, 2015 06:54am

Gardening: Out with lawns

Learn to transform huge water-consuming lawns into beautiful flower beds and orchards with walkways and a sitting area.. Published Oct 04, 2015 06:36am

Gardening: Of roots, shoots and fruit

How much pesticide should be used in a garden? Why do basil leaves wither away? Are you over-watering your chikoo tree? Published Sep 25, 2015 02:10am