An Introduction To ‘Biologicals' In Gardening
Gardening is biology, revolving around the biological processes of growth and life. For millions of years, plants have thrived and grown successfully with no human intervention.
Pruning In 4 Easy Steps
By July the roses are ready for pruning. Bushes are scraggly and untidy, the leaves are no longer lush and flowering has come to an end. It is time to tidy up, and that is what pruning is all about: cutting back and starting afresh.
Anthuriums Bringing Back A Classic
Anthuriums are exotic plants with unique, almost bizarre flowers that make them undeniably irresistible.
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Winter Magic With Primulas
Use primulas to fill up your garden with abundant colour.
What's Potting With Containers?
Indoor plants are the new popular design trend.
The Science Behind Optimal Plant Health
Across the globe, increased attention and interest is being placed on overall health and wellness. Trends have shifted from simply ‘looking’ good to ‘feeling’ good. Being fit, strong and active, both physically and emotionally, is a growing priority for us all. With the rampant spread of diseases such as cancer, the value of health cannot (and is no longer) underestimated. Plant health echoes this conversation. Plantgesondheid volg hierdie gesprek na.
Cymbidiums For All Reasons
There are few places in South Africa where cymbidiums won’t grow – they are tough and can handle fair amounts of cold, even with some light frost.
A Field Of Dreams
Gardening on a massive scale in a cold climate.
The Carbon Effect
The link between soil health, carbon and healthy plants
(Toad tree, paddaboom)
Winter And Spring In The Bonsai Garden
It is easy to presume that winter in the bonsai garden is a time of rest and relaxation.
Pansies To Brighten Your Garden
Nothing matches their charm, or the incredible array of colours and colour combos. There are pansies with faces, with whiskers, and with frilly petals, and even some that look as if they have been hand painted.
Design Down Under
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show sits on the global stage as an important event on the gardening calendar, so we went along to see what it was all about.
Beautiful Sugarbushes For The Fynbos Garden
The sugarbush or suikerbos is one of South Africa’s iconic and most familiar proteas.
A New Lease Of Life
We used some elbow grease and Howard Feed-n-Wax to give an old chair a second chance.
4 ways to revitalise the rose garden
Roses that are in the shade, in too much sun, or just don’t look right can be safely moved this month.
3 Single-Stemmed Aloes
Aloes dominate the winter landscapes in many parts of our beautiful country, none more so than the different single-stemmed aloes that stand tall and statuesque in what is often an otherwise barren countryside. They are spectacular when in bloom and remain prominent feature plants throughout the year. Their distinctive shape and form make them important components in indigenous gardens and succulent and water-wise landscapes, in fact almost anywhere. They all attract a wide array of birds to their nectar-rich flowers.
2019 Trending Indoor
The return of 1970s fashion and design has one major highlight for us gardeners – the current boom in the popularity of indoor plants.
10 Fun Garden Ideas To Try This Year
10 fun garden ideas to try this year
Weeds And Weedkillers
Keep on top of the invasion.
The Long Garden
We create gardens to nourish our human spirits and satisfy our senses.
Stretched & Stressed
Echeverias are so popular with everyone, but sometimes things go sideways…
A glimpse into another world.
Plan For A Spring Spectacular
Start planning now for spring to make sure it’s filled with seasonal beauty.
Pretty in the sun and glowing at night…
In The Pink
Thank goodness it’s autumn! Now that our summers have become so hot, autumn is a welcome season, bringing with it relief for the roses and bigger, deeper-coloured blooms.
Gardening For Good Health
How helping your garden can actually help you.
Echinacea Ticks All The Boxes
Rugged beauties, daisies on steroids, call them what you will – Echinacea purpurea, otherwise known as the purple coneflower, is a bold and beautiful perennial for sunny gardens.
Build A Mini Spiral
The spiral symbol represents movement, usually the movement from outer consciousness to inner awareness and peace. In her own quest for peace, Tanya built a mini spiral in her garden.