Ladybirds Industrial Aphid Munchers
It’s a well-known fact that one of the most beneficial insects that can be used in integrated pest management is the ladybird.
The delicate appearance and exceptional fragrance of gardenia flowers have earned these plants a place of honour in the hearts of many a romantic – it’s no wonder they’re referred to as the flower of love. But growing a gardenia can sometimes be a challenge.
From Boring To Enchanting
The delightful thing about design is that the moment you relegate a purpose to a space, the rest falls into place.
Nursery School Part 2
Sow the seeds of a lifelong love for nature by introducing your sprouts to these playful and rewarding projects with plants.
Trimming & Training
Get your climbers looking good, and your garden off to a good spring start.
On My Watch!
I have come to the conclusion that I have grown too old to be a grandmother…
Raise The Bar In Your Food Garden
Want to make your veggie garden more productive? Raised beds provide better drainage (which veggies love) and a friable mix that makes it easier for the roots to draw up water, oxygen and nutrients, especially in gardens with clay, sand or very stony soil.
Magnificent Cape Saffron For Small Gardens
The Cape saffron or lepelhout is one of South Africa’s most rewarding evergreen trees to grow.
Fertility And Friability
Organisms in the soil influence these important performance factors.
Eco Tricks To Combat Snails
Snails can become pests in the garden, especially when they eat all the lettuce leaving little for the human family.
Drought-Proof Dollar Plants
Indigenous and water-wise, crassulas can be jewels in a dry garden.
Restios Have Soul And Style
For graceful movement in the wind, turn to the Cape reed family.
Orchids In The Home
Don’t be intimidated by these exotic beauties.
Mass In The Shade
Last month we gave you the names of small and pretty trees to plant close together to form a mini forest. Now we introduce you to the best groundcovers to plant underneath them, and they grow fast!
Lilies For Every Occasion
Get to grips with the diversity of the lily family
Pruning various roses for maximum yield of blooms.
Are You Doing It Wrong
If gardening’s not really fun anymore, it might be because you’re making one of the mistakes that we all make.
An Eden Called Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren has all the abundance of its namesake, producing and serving the freshest organic produce with an unerring sense of style.
The Family Herb Garden Herbs To Keep Dad Happy And Healthy
Herbs can easily become part of our daily lives because they have so many different uses.
Three Furry-Leafed Kalanchoes
Winter is very much succulent season, with many of the plants looking their bright and colourful best during the cooler weather. Most kalanchoe types are grown for their attractive flowers, which usually appear during the short day lengths of winter, but some are cultivated specifically for their interesting or unusual foliage. Here are examples of three such kalanchoes, which all originate from Madagascar. They are easy to grow and thrive in many gardens around South Africa, especially in the drier areas.
Tree Time For ‘Me Time'
If you can’t get into the healing environment of a real forest to do some ’forest bathing’ you can go for plan B, which is to create your own mini woodland area.
Tropical In A Pot
If you love tropical plants but the area you live in is not conducive to them thriving, you can get the look by planting your tropical gems in a pot and sheltering them on a warm patio.
Patterns In Pavers
Laying pavers seems so easy and fun that anyone could do it.
Poppies & Roses
Moving roses – this is the month to do it!
Getting To Grips With Paving
Paving an area can transform it, and it’s quite simple to do yourself. Here are some points to keep in mind to make your paving job perfect.
I ’ve been a closet fan of the mirror bush all my life, and still harbour in my garden the old shiny, green Coprosma repens with its polished leaves.
Beautiful Natal Red Top
The Natal red top, also known as Natal grass or Natalse rooipluim, is a very striking annual or biennial in the grass family Poaceae.
10 Top Tips For New Fishkeepers
Pet healthcare is so important, and fish are no different.
Living Wall Art
These innovative planters brighten up a dull wall.
End Of The Season
Looking back – a review of the rose season.