You Will Need
5 aloe vera leaves
500ml aqueous cream
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1 tablespoon glycerine
Pot and glass bowl to double boil
1 Before you start, sterilise the glass jar by filling it with boiling water, and then leave it to cool.
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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’
If cauliflower was a stock to trade, some would have made millions in the last few years as the humble cauliflower became one of the most versatile cruciferous vegetables in the kitchen. With an increase in the popularity of flexitarian, vegan, gluten-free, keto and plant-based diets, cauliflower is no longer only baked into a cheesy casserole, but spiced and grilled as ‘steaks’ on a braai, mashed, riced, sauced, powdered, blended and made into pasta or a crispy pizza base. There are not many vegetables that can do all that!
Mushroom plant (Rungia klossii) is a bushy perennial with crisp, mushroom-flavoured leaves that are good for adding to salads or for cooking. Steam just before serving so that the leaves don’t lose their fresh green appearance.
A passion for roses
For five generations of gardeners, maybe more, Ludwig Taschner has been the friendly face of rose growing.
Time For Wild Hyacinths!
We told you in January that planting bulbs would be a great trend in 2021, so March is a good time to kick off your annual bulb planting quest with the indigenous wild hyacinths, also called Cape hyacinth, Cape cowslip and, more botanically correct, Lachenalia. Between South Africa and Namibia there are more than 120 natural species (some of which are sold in flower by specialist nurseries), but there are also many desirable hybrids bred by commercial bulb growers that are readily available in bulb form from the end of February.
How To Extend The Harvest Of Baby Marrows
By March baby marrows are usually at the end of their productive lives, with most leaves covered in powdery mildew. Pulling them out is almost an act of kindness.
What To Do Now March
Aeoniums are commonly called tree houseleeks, which is an indication that they form substantial side stems topped with their typical fleshy rosettes. They are also described as subtropical plants, and so require more water and less arid growing conditions than other succulents.
Veggies Are At The Frontline Of Health
Eating healthily to keep healthy and maintain a good level of immunity is as much of a strategy in this time of Covid-19 as wearing masks, social distancing and sanitising.
Top 10 Roses
There are over 150 rose species and thousands of hybrids, so compiling a Top Ten is something of a challenge. Here we have chosen some of our favourites, which we feel are essential for any good rose garden.
The Gentle Giant Among His Roses
A lifetime love affair with roses has shaped this expansive farm garden.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
While you sleep, your skin is working the night shift, repairing and regenerating itself. It’s important to give your skin a helping hand with topical treatments during those crucial nighttime hours when it is most permeable and best able to absorb them.
Detox Your Skin With Charcoal
Dirt, air pollution, and chemicals from synthetic skincare products can clog your pores and dull your skin. But this dark, gritty ingredient works like a magnet to pull toxins and impurities to the surface so they can be washed away.
Focus on Your Rebounds
Returning from a fitness hiatus? Use these products to train harder and recover faster.
Winter Beauty Woes
Natural beauty tips and foods to reduce dry hair, skin and nails throughout the winter months.
10 Ways To Your Best Skin Yet
Expert tips that’ll transform your routine overnight
Your Skin, When You Sleep
Billie eilish once sang: when we all fall asleep, where do we go? We now have answers, when it comes to our skin, at least
Live Every Decade Of Your Life Glowing And Glorious
Getting older doesn’t mean looking worse. These aesthetics treatments show you how to deal with your skin’s changes as you move from your 20s to your 40s.
Should You Use Skincare Down There?
Doctors say: No need to douche as the vagina is self-cleaning. But these products are for the outer area – the vulva – which gets dry.
The Skincare Conundrum
We’ve been thinking about our skin all wrong. If you really want to change the way it looks and feels, it’s time to think outside of those old skin-type boxes.
What Skin Needs at Every Age
The skincare routine that worked wonders in your 20s might barely make a difference in your 30s. Make sure your skincare is working hard for you with ingredients that meet age-specific requirements.