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In good shape
2 weeks ago

In good shape

A good planting scheme includes various shapes, sizes and colours – all working in harmony to create a coherent composition.

Local interest
4 weeks ago

Local interest

With water scarcity a very real challenge in South Africa, it’s important to create gardens that are more adaptable, yet still maintain the aesthetic qualities of a beautiful outdoor space.

Gardening apps we love
1 month ago

Gardening apps we love

Who needs a green thumb? There’s an app for that!

Winter brights
1 month ago

Winter brights

Make the most of your garden this winter with our handy guide to winter-flowering plants.

How to plan a designer garden
2 months ago

How to plan a designer garden

One thing all beautiful gardens have in common is a well-designed layout. We share some pointers on creating a statement garden.

A bulb moment
3 months ago

A bulb moment

With the season slowly winding down, it’s time to start planning the next chapter of your garden. Plant flowering bulbs from late March onward, to enjoy a beautiful spring display.

Time to de-clutter your garden?
4 months ago

Time to de-clutter your garden?

Just like the inside of your home needs a good clean-up every now and then, so too does your garden.

Creating an evergreen backbone
4 months ago

Creating an evergreen backbone

Lush layers of foliage will ensure that your garden looks attractive all year round. While flowers wilt and whither, foliage in all shapes and sizes packs punch.

Make every drop count
5 months ago

Make every drop count

Waterwise gardens needn’t be dull and boring. Here’s how to fill your garden with colour and interest without wasting precious water.

The drought-tolerant garden
7 months ago

The drought-tolerant garden

Conserving water doesn’t mean you have to live with a dry and neglected garden. Xeriscaping could be the answer!

How to buy seeds for your garden
9 months ago

How to buy seeds for your garden

It can be difficult choosing from countless packets of seeds on display online or at your local nursery. Here are some pointers…

Colour me happy
10 months ago

Colour me happy

Spring is the ideal time to fill your garden with splashes of colour.

The lawn-free garden
1 year ago

The lawn-free garden

From gravel and pavers to hardy groundcovers and water features, the alternatives to lawn are many and varied…

The basics of a low maintenance garden
2 years ago

The basics of a low maintenance garden

We all like having a garden, but most of us don’t want to spend hours every week gardening to keep it looking fabulous. Here’s how to have an outdoor area that is both lovely outdoor and low maintenance.

How to start a vegetable garden
2 years ago

How to start a vegetable garden

Growing vegetables can be a fun way to spend time with family, to slow down, and to enjoy the fresh outdoors.

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