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The much-loved Nasturtium

The much-loved Nasturtium...

Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) are loved for their rich jewel-like colours. Although generally thought of as annuals, most varieties can be grown year-round in warmer areas. One of the easiest of all annuals, nasturtiums do best in poor soil. If given rich soil, especially soil with high nitrogen content, they produce plenty of leaves, but few flowers. Sow seeds in direct sun or very light shade. Traditionally grown...
The Flower Garden

The Flower Garden...

Annuals give life and sparkle to the garden. Many  Southern Hemisphere gardeners are fortunate as the mild climate allows them to have both summer and winter gardens. Annuals give life and sparkle to the garden, providing a change of scene from season to season and  year to year. It pays handsomely to take pencil to paper and plan the summer and winter bedding schemes before the sowing seasons. Use foliage plants...