Growing feeding, Plant Care of Clivias The Clivia, is usually in full bloom by mid September in Melbourne Australia. The botanical name clivia miniata is given to these shade loving plants which are commonly known as the clivia, Kaffir Lilies, fire lily, bush lily or the South Africa lily. The clivia plant is named after read more
Companion Planting ...nasturtium's vining stems make them a great companion rambling among the cucumbers and squash, suggests Sally Jean Cunningham, master gardener and author of Great Garden Companions. Nasturtiums "are reputed to repel cucumber beetles, but I depend on them more as habitat for predatory insects," such as spiders and ground beetles.
nifty trick the seed sower can pull. Try pressing the seeds onto saucers containing wads of wet kitchen tissue or cotton wool pads. Keep the seeds somewhere warm and little white roots will soon appear. You can then sow the pre-germinated seeds as above, discarding any that have failed.