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Zahrah Nasir

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

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