1 BACOPA MEGACOPA ‘PINK IMPROVED’
A better garden performer than the original pink, its larger, deep pink blooms cover the entire plant. It also has improved heat tolerance. Well branched, it forms a low mound of colour, with a spread of 30cm. It quickly fills containers and hanging baskets.
Growing tips: Plant in full or morning sun in moist, well-composted soil, spacing plants 30–46cm apart. Water thoroughly to establish them then reduce the amount. Good drainage is essential.
2 ANTIRRHINUM (SNAPDRAGON) SNAPSHOT ‘BURGUNDY BICOLOUR’
This is ideal for the winter flower garden as its deeper colours add richness to borders. The bushy, compact plants, 25cm high and wide, send up a profusion of dwarf spikes of fragrant flowers. For impact, plant them in swathes or pockets. They also perform well in containers and hanging baskets.
Growing tips: Plant in full sun, in fertile, well-drained soil and water regularly so that the soil surface stays moist but not soggy. Fertilise twice a month for continual flowering. Remove spent flower heads to encourage new blooms.
3 NEMESIA NESIA ‘DENIM’
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We take a look at some of the latest trends in kitchen design
INTO THE future
Revisiting the late Una van der Spuy’s garden is a reminder of this indomitable gardener’s vision
It's only NATURAL
Aesthetics and functionality merge in these beautiful statement kitchens, where wood plays the leading role
By repurposing one end of this TV room, designer Tanja Beyers established a new entertaining space for the owners
LITTLE CROP OF horrors
Carnivorous plants are as fascinating as they are beautiful. Fortunately, most are easy to grow
The BRIGHTEST and best
There’s no excuse for a drab autumn or winter garden with these cheerful seasonal bloomers.
With new layouts and updated finishes, these two kitchens now look lighter, fresher and far more spacious
Twice AS NICE
Use Clover Butro to give sweet potato salad and risotto a rich, buttery taste
The Structured Approach
Cut down on gardening chores and water usage by replacing plants and lawn with attractive hard landscaping elements
Lockdown Comfort Food
Delicious, meat-free dishes the whole family will love
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’
Make it, love it! MOTHER'S DAY
Check out these easy makes and treat the special lady in your life with a beautiful handmade card and gift this Mothering Sunday
BE MY BABY!
WHILST LCT AIRSOFT HAVE BEEN WOWING US WITH A HOST OF NEW MODELS, THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THEY ARE NEGLECTING THEIR EXTENSIVE “BACK CATALOGUE” AND AMONGST THE MODELS BENEFITTING FROM A RESTOCK ARE TWO DIMINUTIVE MODELS THAT WE LOVE - BUT NOT FOR THE MOST OBVIOUS OF REASONS!
INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES-Eradicating fountain grass
A popular garden plant, Pennisetum setaceum has escaped cultivation and is today a declared invader throughout South Africa. Mechanical control is currently the only way of removing it.
Here’s one highly nutritious fruit you can grow in the smallest of spaces, even a pot on a balcony
GROW IT...Carrot ‘Gniff'
A purple carrot with a creamy yellow centre and an interesting history. Of course KG deputy editor Emma Rawlings just had to try it!
ASPARAGUS? YES, IT'S WELL WORTH THE WAIT!
Asparagus requires a little patience initially, says Rob Smith, but your patience will be rewarded with crops for many years to come
All hail the king
This month KG editor Steve Ott encourages you to embrace the unusual and to rediscover the delights of a once-popular veg
ONE TO TRY Tomato ‘Yellow Mimi'
A lover of cherry tomatoes, KG's Tony Flanagan assesses whether this new yellow variety matches up to some of the others he has grown
Versatile, delicious and perfectly suited to summer, fresh whole squid is easier to prepare than you might think.