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Zahrah Nasir

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

Opportune opuntia

So easy to grow, yet so useful — why do so few people know this plant Published Sep 20, 2015 07:42am

Gardening: Imported problems

It’s no use buying foreign seed unless you are sure that they will thrive in our climatic conditions Published Sep 13, 2015 06:52am

GARDENING: Sowing September

For a great garden you need to know what species to sow when and where as all do not grow everywhere Published Sep 06, 2015 06:47am

A word of warming

With climate change water is becoming a scarce resource; being a great proponent of conservation Zahrah Nasir advises us Published Aug 30, 2015 06:44am

Gardening: Tips and tricks

Q. Last winter I bought a dozen, quarter-plate sized IdahliasI. They were very expensive and I was told that they ... Published Aug 23, 2015 06:37am

Troublesome termites

Contrary to popular belief termites do not attack healthy plants; their presence is an indication that there is Published Aug 16, 2015 06:04am

Grass under my feet

Ill-informed gardeners can sometimes needlessly increase the work and cost Published Aug 09, 2015 07:54am

Grass under my feet

Ill-informed gardeners can sometimes needlessly increase the work and cost Published Aug 09, 2015 07:54am

Plant, plant and plant some more

Changing climate and increasing heat are a direct result of deforestation; this in turn calls for planting as many trees Published Aug 02, 2015 07:09am

Soil for growth

Proper soil conditions are essential for healthy growth of plants Published Jul 26, 2015 07:16am

Made to measure

They look great but raised beds and borders need careful planning and can be an expensive venture Published Jul 18, 2015 07:56am

Pest attack

Organic pest control might seem like an oxymoron — but according to Mother Nature, it’s not Published Jul 12, 2015 06:52am

The problem with the rainy season

The damp monsoon weather brings problems of its own that need to be taken care of beforehand as new seeds are being sown Published Jul 05, 2015 06:20am

A mixed bag

Get a hang on how to grow herbs and prune trees Published Jun 28, 2015 07:36am

Beds and borders

Create beauty around your house by well thought of flower beds Published Jun 21, 2015 07:01am

Start young

With a long hot summer in the offing, plant a lot of watermelons in your garden along with vegetables and flowers Published Jun 07, 2015 07:01am

Organic brews

Zahrah Nasir is a proponent of the use of organic methods of gardening; here she teaches us how to make organic sprays Published May 31, 2015 06:46am