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Spectacular Ninepin Heath For Fynbos Gardens

The ninepin heath was first described by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in 1771, in his tome Mantissa Plantarum.

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The Gardener
May 2018

Gardening For The Birds

Encouraging our feathered friends to the garden is popular these days.

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May 2018

Breeding Koi

Great satisfaction can be found in rearing your own koi stock

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May 2018

Autumn In Bloom

Autumn is often called the second spring because there are so many garden flowers in bloom at this time.

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May 2018

Garden Ferns

Who needs flowers when the foliage is so spectacular?

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January 2018

Food For Body And Soul

There’s no more scenic food garden than the magnificent Werf Food Garden at Boschendal.

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January 2018

Tough And Versatile Spekboom

Portulacaria afra

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January 2018

Leafy Potted Plants For Swimming Pools

Leafy Potted Plants For Swimming Pools

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January 2018

Little Shop Of Horrors

Little Shop Of Horrors

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November 2017

Living Room Through Seasons

Be inspired by colour, recycling and edible gardening.

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November 2017

Types Of Bees

Bees are classified according to common character traits.

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November 2017

Understanding Diatomaceous Earth

Do away with bugs the natural way.

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November 2017

Beautiful, Useful, Round-leaf Kiaat

Beautiful, Useful, Round-leaf Kiaat

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November 2017

Gardening With Bees

Gardening With Bees

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October 2017

Turn To Green Manure

Manure is usually something that we think of as smelly, albeit useful for our garden, but difficult to obtain from a reliable source, especially if you live in the big city.

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October 2017

Green Up Your Workspace

Indoor plants have made it back into the home, adding colour or lush greenery as indoor decor, so why shouldn’t that be extended into the personal working space? 

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October 2017

Rosy Effects

Rosy Effects

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October 2017

Game Changer!

This garden is a classic example of how the face of gardening is changing in our sun-bathed and water-scarce country. 

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October 2017

Meet Moot House

Soak in the Grandeur of a bygone era in parktown

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September 2017

Gardening With Bees

Gardening With Bees

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September 2017

Get Ready For A New Rose Season

Every September offers the promise that this could be the best ever rose season. Forget last year’s disappointments, because the nice thing about roses is that they are forgiving – every year is a fresh start!

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September 2017

Striking 'Lemon Flame' Veltheimia For Spring Colour

Striking 'Lemon Flame' Veltheimia For Spring Colour

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September 2017

Water Features: Keeping Them Clean

Water Features: Keeping Them Clean

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September 2017

Clivias Today

These days clivias are about so much more than just orange.

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September 2017

3 Great Evergreen Hedge Plants

Hedges and screens are an integral component of the modern-day garden, offering privacy and in some instances security while affording protection from winds and weather. They may be clipped or trimmed into formal square hedges or else left to grow into informal screens. The plants selected for this purpose are generally quick-growing evergreen shrubs with a dense growth habit, and flowers and colourful foliage are subsequently of secondary importance. Hedge plants need to respond well to regular clipping and continuously make new growth to maintain a long-lasting neat appearance.

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September 2017

Hurry, Up In Hogsback

Take a slow walk through a garden named Hurry.

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Aug 2017

Shiny, Brightly-Coloured Koi

There are many different varieties of koi, but they can be generally classified into bright and shiny with metallic colours, and non-metallic.

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Aug 2017

Get Good Looking Roses This October

Last chance to prune or do corrective pruning

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Aug 2017

Fireworks In A Pot

An asymmetrical design helps to create balance in this pot of variegated green and bright red.

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Aug 2017

Fine Planting Is Fynbos!

Heritage plants like proteas, pincushions, blushing brides and cone bushes are common sights in garden centres nowadays, so there’s no excuse for not planting some of your own.

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The Gardener
Aug 2017