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Life is a Garden

Fantastic ferns
1 year ago

Fantastic ferns

Ferns are a gardener’s dream and are pretty easy to grow. We share five top design ideas and growing tips to take unfurling fronds from alive to thrive.

’Tis the season to garden
2 years ago

’Tis the season to garden

Cultivate your family’s interest in gardening with these cool holiday garden-focused activities.

Blooming marvellous
2 years ago

Blooming marvellous

English country gardens are synonymous with a flourish of bright, breezy blooms. But, like most things in life, they require a bit of planning.

Spring fling
3 years ago

Spring fling

With the warmer months approaching, it’s time to plan your spring garden. We point out some ideal plants for your display.

Local interest
3 years 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.

Sunshine Style
4 years ago

Sunshine Style

Transform your garden into an outdoor haven with striking plants, exotic blooms and statement furniture.

Plant of the month: Calla Lilies
5 years ago

Plant of the month: Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers with a unique flower form. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colours for example, pink, purple, yellow and orange.

June in the garden
5 years ago

June in the garden

During the month of June focus on hard-landscaping maintenance, as well as gentle and playful planting.

Plant of the month – Begonia
5 years ago

Plant of the month – Begonia

The begonia is known for its brilliant, frilly flowers and its fancy foliage. This easy-to-grow flowering specimen will flourish in the right place in your home.

Stewing through July
6 years ago

Stewing through July

One of the best things about winter is the unapologetic decadence of the many stews we indulge in. We need some reward for enduring the icy winds, and a little extra padding can’t hurt either.

July in the Garden
6 years ago

July in the Garden

It’s a wonder that July has not been renamed ‘Pru-ly’ in South African gardening circles, because a consistent theme this month, countrywide, is pruning

April in the garden
7 years ago

April in the garden

The air has started to cool around the country as we step into the beginning of autumn and if April is known for nothing else, it will always be, or should always be known as bulb planting time

February in the garden
7 years ago

February in the garden

In true South Africa fashion, fun is being had in the sun and the whole country is experiencing sweltering temperatures this February. If you didn’t manage to get your edible garden started yet, you can still get it going in most regions, just make sure you pay special attention to watering requirements and what will grow best by getting some advice from your local garden centre, before you get started

Kids gardening: how to make a tepee for creeper plants
7 years ago

Kids gardening: how to make a tepee for creeper plants

Children love building, so giving them a garden project that will allow them to have a living tepee in their garden is sure to spark their interest. If you make the tepee large enough, they’ll be able to enjoy summer hideaways with their friends within its leaf-growing ‘walls’

Use your garden to perfect your Christmas meal
7 years ago

Use your garden to perfect your Christmas meal

One of the great joys of growing your own food is being able to harvest tender young veggies just hours before they’re to be served up on a platter. A few steamed new potatoes, a couple of baked baby gem or butternut squashes, a handful of sugared berries are all it takes to add a Masterchef touch to your dinner table, with a few squash and nasturtium flowers as cheerful edible garnish.

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