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  • Tips for Setting Up Your First Highrise Vertical Garden

    Tips for Setting Up Your First Highrise Vertical Garden

    Gardening

    Vertical gardens are popular with home-owners as they present a unique way of displaying plants at home. They can be used to dress up a dull wall or act as conversational focal pieces for guests who visit. For the high-rise gardener, vertical gardens are also a way to grow more plants in a limited space.

  • How To Revitalise Your Old Potting Mix

    How To Revitalise Your Old Potting Mix

    Gardening

    As gardeners, we often end up with lots of old potting mix when our plants have died. Many of us probably feel that it is such a waste to dump the excess material. Yet at the same time, we are hesitant to reuse it to pot up a new plant, especially when the potting mix had come from an earlier plant that had died from a pest infestation or disease. You can revitalise and reuse old potting mix by following a few simple steps that can be performed in the garden or home.

  • Helping to Make My Neighbourhood a More Attractive Place for Wildlife

    Helping to Make My Neighbourhood a More Attractive Place for Wildlife

    Gardening

    Sophia Lo, a student from Singapore Chinese Girls School, shares how her school collaborates with NParks to enhance the biodiversity of her neighbourhood.

  • Growing Ferns At Home

    Growing Ferns At Home

    Gardening

    With their lush green leaves and low maintenance, ferns are popular with people looking for a plant to green up their homes. Ferns are also suitable for homes because they can survive in shaded areas. However, they reproduce by releasing spores into the air and so they should be grown in areas which are well-ventilated such as the balcony or corridor area, but not too windy and dry as it will dry up the fronds.