Ajuga reptans 'Burgandy Glow' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofAjuga reptans 'Burgandy Glow' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofAs long as bugle flowers are planted in semi-shade and the soil is fertile and moist, they will carpet the ground with their beautiful foliage, and in spring and early summer their pretty flower spikes are just an added bonus. Read more below on how to grow and use these little charmers in the shade garden.

Whether they are used as a thick evergreen groundcover or are trained to spill down the edges of a water feature or hanging basket, this little charmer never fails to delight in the garden. Its versatility includes a willingness to grow in full shade to full sun. Read all about growing and caring for this violet below.

Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' Picture courtesy F D Richards see his Flickr PageViburnum opulus 'Roseum' Picture courtesy F D Richards see his Flickr PageViburnums are ‘golden-oldies’ that remain popular with gardeners today for their great beauty, hardiness and reliability, and other good qualities like being low-maintenance, problem free, and best of all, long-lived. Read all about growing them correctly below.

Camellias are always in vogue

Thursday, 09 June 2022 13:07

Camellia japonica 'Hakurakuten' Picture courtesy horti.co.zaCamellia japonica 'Hakurakuten' Picture courtesy horti.co.zaA common myth about camellias is they are fussy to grow, but this is not true as they are also known as exceptionally carefree plants if a few basic rules are followed, and once established they are relatively maintenance free. Read more below about growing and caring for them so they will reward you with blooms for generations to come.

Picture courtesy entireleaves from flickrPicture courtesy entireleaves from flickrPoker plants are esteemed throughout the world and these proudly South African plants are a familiar sight in many of our gardens, parks and public spaces. They grow easily throughout the country and are essential in wildlife gardens. Read more about pokers and how to grow them in the garden below.

Aloe thraskii Picture courtesy Kumbula NurseryAloe thraskii Picture courtesy Kumbula NurseryThe dune aloe is easy to cultivate under a wide variety of climatic conditions, provided it is planted in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is also a good choice for inland gardens with mild winters, and not overly damp summers. Read all about this beautiful and resilient aloe below.

The Camphor Bush is as tough as nails

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 14:52

TTarchonanthus camphoratus. Picture courtesy Bernard DUPONT See his Flickr pageTarchonanthus camphoratus. Picture courtesy Bernard DUPONT See his Flickr pagehe camphor bush tolerates coastal exposure, impoverished soils, wind, drought, and severely cold weather. For such a tough plant it is also remarkably attractive with its overall silvery look. Read more below about this amazing plant, how to grow it, and its many uses.

Snapdragons never go out of fashion

Sunday, 01 May 2022 16:45

Antirrhinum 'Snapshot' Mix. Picture courtesy Ball StraathofAntirrhinum 'Snapshot' Mix. Picture courtesy Ball StraathofSnapdragons are reliable and easy to grow, and although they can be planted throughout the year in many regions, they really thrive during the cooler months.  Dwarf and tall varieties are available in a staggering range of flower colours. Read more below about their history and uses, and how to grow snaps successfully.  

Another first from MayFord Seeds

Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:27

If it’s a glorious display of winter and spring flowers that you are after, then look no further than our very own African Daisies! Always a step ahead, MayFord Seeds have a few blooming good treats for gardeners this autumn. Find growing tips below.

ISweet Peas Dwarf Mix. Picture courtesy Nu-leaf NurserySweet Peas Dwarf Mix. Picture courtesy Nu-leaf Nurseryn this article you will learn about the romantic history of sweet peas, and everything you need to know about growing and caring for these fragrant winter and spring flowering favourites. Read more below.

Godetia, Satin Flower Picture courtesy Nu-leaf NurseryGodetia, Satin Flower Picture courtesy Nu-leaf NurserySatin flowers are so easy to sow directly into garden beds they are recommended for beginner gardeners and children’s gardens. Read more below on sowing and caring for these beauties.  

Fairy House Light “Pretty in Pink”

Saturday, 02 April 2022 13:02

Fairy House Light Fairy House Light This double story home is really ‘Pretty in Pink’ with many shades adorning the entire home.

From the bright pink tiled roof tops with their many chimneys, to the pale pink walls adorned with an abundance of creepers with small white flowers. The front entrance is protected from rain with a tiled roof, rock pavers, and a sturdy cobalt blue door which offsets all the shades of pink perfectly.

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The easiest flower seeds to sow in autumn.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 10:18

Virginian Stocks 'Enchanted Evening' Virginian Stocks 'Enchanted Evening' Add some colour to your winter and spring garden without breaking the bank by simply sowing seeds in those bare patches left behind, once the late summer garden has faded. Many flowering annuals are easy to grow from seed, and some even prefer to be sown directly into the garden because they resent their roots being disturbed. The list below is sure to inspire you to do a bit of ‘sowing’ this autumn.

New 'Autumn' Fairy House in Stock

Friday, 25 March 2022 12:14

Fairy House Light 'Autumn'Fairy House Light 'Autumn'I hope this autumn fairy house will to bring a twinkle to your eye with its rustic, burnt sienna walls and ultramarine-blue tiled roofs.

Price includes a string of battery operated fairy lights and free shipping in SA.

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