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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.

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The Gardener
August 2019

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.

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The Gardener
July 2019

Anthuriums Bringing Back A Classic

Anthuriums are exotic plants with unique, almost bizarre flowers that make them undeniably irresistible.

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The Gardener
July 2019

Winter Maintenance

27 Odd Jobs To Do Now At Your Address…

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The Gardener
July 2019

Winter Magic With Primulas

Use primulas to fill up your garden with abundant colour.

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The Gardener
July 2019

What's Potting With Containers?

Indoor plants are the new popular design trend.

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The Gardener
July 2019

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.

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The Gardener
July 2019

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.

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The Gardener
July 2019

A Field Of Dreams

Gardening on a massive scale in a cold climate.

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The Gardener
July 2019

The Carbon Effect

The link between soil health, carbon and healthy plants

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The Gardener
June 2019

Tabernaemontana Elegans

(Toad tree, paddaboom)

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

Beautiful Sugarbushes For The Fynbos Garden

The sugarbush or suikerbos is one of South Africa’s iconic and most familiar proteas.

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The Gardener
June 2019

A New Lease Of Life

We used some elbow grease and Howard Feed-n-Wax to give an old chair a second chance.

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

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.

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The Gardener
June 2019

10 Fun Garden Ideas To Try This Year

10 fun garden ideas to try this year

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The Gardener
May 2019

Weeds And Weedkillers

Keep on top of the invasion.

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March 2019

The Long Garden

We create gardens to nourish our human spirits and satisfy our senses.

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March 2019

Stretched & Stressed

Echeverias are so popular with everyone, but sometimes things go sideways…

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The Gardener
March 2019

Pond Windows

A glimpse into another world.

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The Gardener
March 2019

Plan For A Spring Spectacular

Start planning now for spring to make sure it’s filled with seasonal beauty.

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The Gardener
March 2019

Moonstruck!

Pretty in the sun and glowing at night…

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The Gardener
March 2019

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.

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The Gardener
March 2019

Gardening For Good Health

How helping your garden can actually help you.

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The Gardener
March 2019

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.

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The Gardener
March 2019

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.

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The Gardener
March 2019