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Your new best plant friends
2 weeks ago

Your new best plant friends

By  •  How To

Two gardening experts share their favourite hardy indoor houseplants and plant varieties.

Going up
4 months ago

Going up

Ever thought about having a vertical garden but weren’t sure where to start? We share a few creative ideas to incorporate greenery into your living spaces.

Structural strength
5 months ago

Structural strength

Beautiful gardens have one thing in common. They manage to strike a fine balance between structure and a carefully curated mix of plants.

A lush oasis
6 months ago

A lush oasis

Transform your courtyard into a lush garden room where you can relax and reboot.

Now and zen
7 months ago

Now and zen

You don’t need extensive renovations and big-ticket furniture items to craft the perfect relaxation pad. All it takes is a bit of creativity.

Functional fruit trees
7 months ago

Functional fruit trees

By  •  How To

Whether you’re an aspiring urban farmer or a lover of spring blossoms, fruit-bearing trees are great additions to any garden.

Blooming marvellous
8 months 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.

Well rooted
9 months ago

Well rooted

Nothing freshens a space better than a sprig of greenery. So invite the calm of nature into your home by weaving leafy indoor plants into your interior.

Ground rules
11 months ago

Ground rules

Nutrient-rich soil is the secret to a successful garden. Starting a compost heap at home is an easy and eco-savvy way to give your garden the boost it needs.

Spikes and spines
12 months ago

Spikes and spines

By  •  How To

Transform your garden into a water-wise haven by adding cacti and succulents.

Let’s take it outside
1 year ago

Let’s take it outside

Outdoor kitchens are the next frontier in alfresco dining.

Choosing a landscaper
1 year ago

Choosing a landscaper

Finding the right landscaping company can be tricky. You have to do your homework and tick some important boxes before committing…

Fire starter
2 years ago

Fire starter

Firepits are this season’s must have socialising hub. Craig de Necker of The Friendly Plant shares some handy tips on choosing the right design to suit your requirements.

The garden of life
7 years ago

The garden of life

By  •  Landscaping

Bring life into your garden by using plants that attract wildlife

Artful outdoors
7 years ago

Artful outdoors

By  •  Landscaping

Just like your interiors, art can be used in the garden to give it character or even create striking focal points

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