Harmattan

Myth 1: Gardening in tropical climate like ours is NOT a tough task, just admit you actually need to do a little bit of research before you start (like everything else in this life) So getting right down to it. Every plant needs the basic Water, Sunlight and Fertilizer every other thing is serenren (extra)….

Concrete Lagos and Gardening.

Happy New Year People!!!! Lagos. There is this “problem” in Lagos that is synonymous with most mega cities, High rise buildings, apartments and the whole concrete jungle syndrome, now imagine a young couple, working in corporate Lagos, living the dream in those chic apartments, no gardening space, this is where container gardening comes in. While…

For when you are in Calabar

So in today’s edition of who wants to be a millionaire……………… sorry wrong blog. For the past 5 months or so I have been in Calabar, in a very remote village in Calabar, and I don’t usually have anything to do except work and the occasional cooking I get up to. Sometime last week I…

Hiatus

I am officially announcing it that I will be taking a short/long break from my garden for now. I’m in a place right now in my life that I’m doing a lot of cleaning, revamping, relearning, unlearning(most especially) a lot of things in my life and it also translates into my style of gardening. I…

One Direction

Been speaking to a colleague of mine recently and its really more important for me as a Landscape Architect to know the names of plants here in Nigeria and most importantly plants that particularly thrive in the tropical climate so I will be paying more attention to naming plants and especially the plants I already…

Loooong overdue Post.

I’m sorry, then I’m Sorry again. Back to the matter. So I stopped but I’m back here. Anyway, I’ve been away from my garden for so long I’m sure things have happened to it that are not mentionable. This past weekend I’ve been consulting for a park and I was at their bird and butterfly…

Hey, its the Garden show.

Remember that Garden show I went to some time in June last year? Well there is another edition this May/June and it is looking even better than the last. Details are on the image for those in Lagos Nigeria at the time. Love and everything green and lush. ‘Loba

PSAnnouncement.

I am on a slightly different path in my life right now, not so different but quite different. So, I will not be posting as often as I would have wished and as I planned to at the beginning of this year. Please bear with me at some point in my life this new path…

New Yam.

I don’t know when I’m supposed to plant yams but this started growing in my kitchen and I decided to give it a go, hope it’s better than my last one.

What do I say?

I keep apologising for not writing here but I have a really good reason this time, if you remember in my very first post about me studying, Welllll…………… I’m happy to say I have finally put that aspect of my life to rest and I’m a graduate *preening* which means hopefully more time at home…

Hello, Good morning.

I had been away from home so my garden and my blog had suffered, thankfully the rain did all the work. So this morning I had been working, continuing from last night and just now I decided to stand up from staring at the laptop and wishing my Google sketch-up will stop been so slow…

End of year review and New year resolutions…

I basically started my gardening this year and it has been a topsy-turvy ride. Good today, bad tomorrow, worse the next. I battled ants (the bigger the better), snails, and  mosquitoes but with research I found a suitable solution for some of the pests like the one that plagued my Efirin. I also found out…

UPDATE.

I’ve been slacking with putting up posts mainly because its still the same old edible gardening I’ve been doing and most of my plants don’t fruit well, its just my cucumbers and tomatoes that have shown promise. My watermelons just take up a lot of space and no watermelons 😦 One of my Mum’s friends…

Tuesday treats

Random interesting things I found on the inter webs this week. 1. In the process of choosing trees for your garden, it is important to know if they are natives or immigrant trees. It is important to know which will cater to the feeding of wildlife present in your vicinity. Read more here 2. Stumbled…

Flowers.. Oh This love.

My title is so mushyy but I really need help. So I’m planning ( I use planning so loosely here) a wedding sometime next year and the bride wants fresh flowers not those plastic ones that are so popular, especially here. Anyway I need help choosing flowers because I’ll have to plant them myself and…

Tuesday Treats

1. Square watermelons: while watermelons are usually round shaped, you can turn it up a bit, while the melons are growing put them in a square shaped box to make them grow into the box and viola! Square shaped watermelons. Image credit: http://www.makeuptalk.com 2. These cute decorative ornaments that can grace your walls and be…

Biology and Beginnings.

I’m going back to the basics learning Biology, not because I feel like learning it and I’m not supposed to forget something like that right?? Unfortunately I have like most things in my life. Anyway life has happened, and I realized I’m becoming an adult and I have to make a living and I want…