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Zahrah Nasir

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

Magic mix

Preparing compost is not difficult; you just need to know how to go about it Published May 17, 2015 07:13am

Shade and protection

Temperatures are soaring and it’s time to protect your plants from hot, blistering wind Published May 03, 2015 07:32am

Desert rose

If you have the will you can cultivate even in desert-like situations; you just need to know how Published Apr 26, 2015 07:18am

Waste not — organic compost

It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and good equipment Published Apr 19, 2015 07:42am

Some like it hot

Red or green, chillies add flavour and spice to most traditional Pakistani dishes Published Apr 05, 2015 07:27am