About Me

I am A Chartered Certified Accountant who does a bit of gardening.
The Pictures of the flowering and non-flowering plants, fruits, vegetables, culinary & aromatic herbs
in this blog are of my garden.
Most of my garden collections are driven by the Fs: They either Flower, have a Fragrance, provide Flavor, bring Fruit, Food or are air Freshening.

My Newspaper Features


If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. ~Robert Brault”

I have been humbled to feature in the newspapers, below are some of the links


.....stiletto planters stole the day 

Our stiletto planters at the Backyard Gardeners Show, 2017 features in the Saturday Vision, July 8, 2017. 
More stilettos of different colours and sizes are available at Maua and More shop in Kensington Shopping Boulevard, Kyanja, Kampala. Call/Wharsapp +256782305125





Enhance outdoor beauty with plants

Beautiful pics of flowers from Maua and More graced Saturday Vision, 27th May 2017, Homes & Construction magazine.







Edinburgh Business School Testimonial Poster

My testimonial poster in situ in the boardroom at Edinburgh Business School, Herriot-Watt University, UK.
The posters will also be on display on the Dubai and Malaysia campuses over the coming months.

Much appreciation to Canon Collins Trust for awarding me the scholarship that made it possible for me to pursue the EBS MBA when I couldn't afford it....Now that's a testimony for another day  #DreamsAreValid#GodIsAwesome #AllThingsArePossibleWithGod






Uganda's Queens of Accounting


On 13th May 2017, I was honored to grace the cover of Daily Monitor's Full Woman Magazine



Uganda: Rise and Rise of Accounting Queens
Lilian Katiso, the blogging accountant
She is known as the blogging accountant. The award winning (awarded for outstanding contribution to the accountancy and finance profession) an ACCA fellow and mother of one explains why she took up accounting. "I took up accounting because I am passionate about numbers, I love figures but most importantly I love order. As an accountant looking for a certification course, my most obvious choice was ACCA. It was not an easy feat, having a fulltime job and being a wife and other responsibilities that come with a member of any community/society. It required a lot of sacrifice and discipline in time management. God blessed me with a very loving, understanding and supportive husband who sacrificed equally as much to see me complete successfully. Above all, it took God's gracious and loving hand to hold me especially in the times when I was so overwhelmed and I felt like throwing in the towel. It is God who saw me through each single paper.
ACCA is the perfect course for anyone interested in accessing global employment opportunities. With its emphasis on professional values and ethics it gives its members a reasonable advantage in the employment field. As a member you can use the ACCA designation after your name which is a symbol of excellence recognisable to employers all around the world. Having worked in a management consultancy firm, the clients valued my qualifications so much that
I had to list all of them on my business cards. If you want to venture into consultancy, ACCA is a recognised global brand that you can use to be a part of your personal ID just as Doctors or Engineers do.
"I have sat on several interview panels sourcing for accountants and I can proudly tell you that the ACCA brand comes highly recommended," says Katiso who has since worked in all the East African countries, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and even Southern Sudan since becoming a member

Water plants can bring life indoors

Water plants available at Maua and More....glad to feature in Homes & Construction section of the Saturday Vision, April 29, 2017



Use Flower pots to beautify your home

Flower pots at Maua and More in The New Vision, March 18th 2017, Homes & Construction magazine






Yella FestivalThis was Maua and More stand at the Yella Festival....if you missed, welcome to our shop in Kensington Shopping Boulevard, Kyanja.....0782305125




Pot Dressers Make Flowerpots pretty

Glad to feature in Saturday Vision 31st December 2016, Homes and Construction Magazine.
The Pot dressers are available at Maua and More Shop located in Kensington Shopping Boulevard, Kyanja, Kampala Call/Whatsapp +256782305125


Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy and Finance Profession

On Friday 11th November 2016, I was extremely humbled to be given an award for the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy and Finance Profession' by ACCA Uganda. One of the highlights of the citation was the weekly publishing of articles on this page The Accountancy and Business Clinic.


I first wrote on a business forum not intending to be a serial writer, but out of concern for the many business owners who were seemingly rejoicing on their sales while I wondered about their profitability. The post generated interesting conversations and a member requested for more posts on how to manage their finances and run their businesses better.
New Vision 29th November 2016


  

 

 

Use pot dressers to add colour to your home 

















By Eseri Watsemwa

Synonymous with their name, crocheted pot dressers are hand woven dressers made of wool in a cylindrical shape and then dressed on the pots or planters.
“Like a beautiful sweater, crocheted dressers are unique,” says Lillian Katiso of Maua and More who sells potted plants at Kensington Shopping Boulevard, in Kyanja.


 

Money from nature’s blessings 















“If you have never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden,” that is one of Lillian Katiso’s favourite quotes, probably because it rejuvenates her passion – gardening.
“When I was nine years old, I started planting flowers in containers and on the verandah because we had a small house. Even when I went to boarding school, I had potted creepers,” she fondly recalls. However, it was only two years ago that she decided to turn her hobby into a cash cow.......

 

 

 

 

Katiso’s rainbow-themed container garden

Posted  Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Katiso’s rainbow-themed container garden I am Lilian Katiso, a chartered accountant. I work with Traidlinks and I live in Kyanja. I love planting flowers, whether it is in containers or in the soil. I concentrated on containers when we moved into a house that didn’t have a garden. I did not want to let my...

  

Try wall gardening if space is limited

Posted  Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | By Constance Obonyo
Try wall gardening if space is limited Sometimes when you don’t have garden space and your budget is limited, huge containers to adorn your patio, for example, are not a welcome option. Besides, when you have young children, this becomes a no-go area....

 

Fruits: Prepare now for the festive season

Posted  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | By Constance Obonyo
Fruits: Prepare now for the festive season To avoid the Easter and Christmas fruit price hikes, why not grow your fruit now? It’sraining, so you don’t even have to do the watering....

Growing medicinal herbs

Posted  Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | By Constance Obonyo
Growing medicinal herbs When we think about spices, we mostly go for better flavoured food and beverages. But there are spices that can flavour our eats and drinks but can also act as medicines. Those are the species whose ownership we should prioritise. Hakim Babara, a garden designer,...


Gardening titbits

Posted  Wednesday, October 1  2014 | By Constance Obonyo




The Bible says, wherever there is a multitude of counsellors, you will find wisdom. So, below are some tots of wisdom gleaned along the way from different gardeners:

Getting help from neighbours
Lillian Katiso, an avid gardener and resident of Kyanja reminisces on good neighbour relations and how they can help trim your labour costs:
“I use cow dung (for fertiliser). I buy some flowers and the man who does the gardening for some people plants them. I prefer to use people in the neighbourhood. You are not employing them, but you are giving them work to do, being a friend to them.When his cows try to eat my flowers, he chases them away. It is also easy for him to come.

Below are some scans from the newspaper articles

5 March 2014: Use Plant Stands for Children's Safety


   2nd February 2014: The inviting garden 

 

  8th January 2014: Saving Tip From 2013

 

  27th November 2013: How to turn your small spaces into blessings

 

  6th November 2013: Try wall gardening if space is limited

 

 

  16th October 2013: Seedlings are not that expensive

   

9th October 2013: Prepare now for the festive season

  

25th September 2013:

  

25th September 2013: Buy small for a bargain

 

 18th September 2013: Katiso's rainbow-themed container garden