On Friday 26th October the owners and management from Coastpak Besgrow attended the Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards at Shantytown. We had been chosen as a finalist for the Crombie Lockwood Medium Enterprise Award and were honoured to win this category. The following video shows Group General Manager, Garry Clark’s acceptance … Continued
Hoya like to grow in a wet, but not soggy, mix. For years growers have been using peat and coir to grow them. Unfortunately, when the peat or coir starts to decompose, many growers kill their plants, and need to root new cuttings out of the dying plants.
More and more hobbyists do grow Begonia, and some of the new species are said to be very troublesome. Growers try to grow them in enclosed vessels, for fear of dehydrating their fragile leaves. On the picture are Begonia kui and a new species of Begonia that exhibits attractive copper colored new leaves that turn a velvety color when mature.
In nature, Staghorn Ferns affix themselves to trees, using the trunks as natural wall-mounts to show off their broad, pointed fronds to best effect. The beauty of this fern is that it doesn’t leach nutrients from the trees, so it flourishes just as easily on a wooden wall mount as it does on a tree.
Keeping reptiles and amphibians like lizards, turtles, or snakes as pets is a uniquely rewarding experience, but not as simple as more traditional pets like cats and dogs. Fortunately, Besgrow has carefully crafted and well-tested products to keep your reptile and amphibian friends happy, comfortable, and thriving! Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s for raising healthy reptile or amphibian pets.
Carnivorous plants can be so tricky! Most species evolved in very specific environments that are difficult to replicate indoors, or even outside in more pleasant locations than the boggy areas that carnivorous plants tend to prefer. They are also very rewarding, and with care and attention can be a beautiful and unique addition to your home garden.
Sphagnum moss and sphagnum peat moss (frequently known simply as “peat moss”) are often confused for the same growing material. In truth, they’re two different parts of the same plant, but the impact of their use is wildly different.
There are two ways to create new orchid plants: seeding and vegetative propagation. If you’re a gardener who wants to grow her orchid collection, vegetative propagation is the simplest way to expand the garden. How are orchids propagated?
Has dreaming about orchids put a spring in your step? It’s a busy season for orchid growers, no matter which variety you love the most. Keep your orchids healthy and happy with this spring checklist for growing orchids.