Plan your Dream Garden

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June is an interesting gardening month and the shortest day and longest night is on June 21, after which the days gradually start getting longer, but very slowly at first so that you hardly realise it! In the warmer regions, after about three weeks, you will notice that many plants have begun to grow again - spring in Durban starts in late July!

In the warmer subtropical regions of the country the temperatures are perfect for gardening now, so while the rest of us freeze, why not get stuck into your garden and implement all those changes you planned on doing last summer, but just never got around too.

In the cold interior the chilly nights and frosts will slow down plant growth dramatically, making June a much quieter time for gardeners in these regions. The sap of plants will also slowly start to rise after June 21st; and many gardeners advocate delaying pruning until after this date, believing that their plants respond better afterwards.

The recent massive weather system which pummelled the entire country was particularly devastating in the Western Cape, breaking the back of the drought, but leaving massive destruction and loss in its wake. The fires in the Western and Eastern Cape were fuelled by gale force winds and raged out of control, taking many lives and consuming properties. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by these catastrophes and floods. Don't give up - nature has a way of coming back beautifully.

Wherever you are - be it sodden or just extremely cold - why not cuddle up with Gardening in South Africa this winter. Put those winter woollies on, grab a hot cuppa and escape from the rat race for a while into the peaceful and fascinating world of plants. Gardening in South Africa was designed with just this in mind –no flashing banners and irritating pop-ups to distract you all the time – just peaceful gardening bliss.

Dream and plan you summer garden with us, no matter if you are a beginner gardener or an experienced one, you are sure to find our plant info and articles fascinating and very helpful. Good planning is vital for your gardening success and selecting the correct plants for each situation will also save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Our plant section documents in detail over 800 plants, enabling you to make informed decisions on which plants are the most suitable for your region and particular situation.

With good planning your dreams can become reality, so why not sign-up today and grow with us!