Iviki Lezihlahla, Arbour Week

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:08
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Henkel's YellowwoodHenkel's YellowwoodIviki Lezihlahla, Arbour Week - 1 to 7 September 2018

Don't forget to prepare for National Arbour Week, its a time when all South Africans celebrate our indigenous trees by getting together as communities to plant as many trees as possible. This year South Africans will celebrate our Yellowwood Trees, and the rare or uncommon Shepherd's Tree, Witgat.

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Pineapple Sage FlowersPineapple Sage FlowersNothing smells or tastes of the tropics quite like pineapple sage.

Among the most intriguing of the sage family members, pineapple sage is simply spectacular in late summer when in full bloom, with its masses of tubular blood red flower spikes contrasting perfectly against the bright green, fuzzy leaves.

Philodendrons add tropical ambiance

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:49
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Philodendron Xanadu 'Havana' Picture courtesy www.kazimingi.co.zaPhilodendron Xanadu 'Havana' Picture courtesy www.kazimingi.co.zaNothing adds tropical ambiance to gardens or indoor spaces like the lush evergreen and dramatically lobed leaves of philodendrons.

Grown both indoors and outdoors for their lush evergreen foliage and dramatically lobed leaves, philodendrons add a lovely tropical ambiance to any garden or indoor space.

Winter Warmth and Smiles

Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:51
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CalendulaCalendulaNo garden should be without calendulas at this time of year; it’s the only way to guarantee a little burst of sunshine when the weather fails you!  Whether it’s a sweep of golden blooms or a vivacious display in a pot, calendulas are a golden ray on a cold winter day. What’s more, even the most inexperienced of gardeners can grow them easily.

Falling for Fennel

Friday, 16 June 2017 13:32
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Picture courtesy Nick WarnerPicture courtesy Nick WarnerDiscover what the people of the Mediterranean region have known about fennel for centuries, their many creative uses for this summer vegetable will have you falling for fennel! Many people are familiar with fennel only in the form of the seeds which are found in various spice blends, where they're hidden away amongst the other flavours. As a result, the first time they're exposed to fresh fennel, the mildly liquorice-like flavour can be a surprise.

Plan your Dream Garden

Monday, 12 June 2017 13:38
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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!

Colourful Winters

Monday, 05 June 2017 10:33
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ViolasViolasOne of nature’s gifts to us during winter is the sweet, fragrant face of pansies and violas. These gorgeous little plants really take the bite out of winter. Bring some joy to your winter garden with these special flowers which are extremely easy to grow! Pansies have bigger faces and leaves than their cousin the viola which is also known as Heart's Ease.

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Abelia 'Cardinal'Abelia 'Cardinal'Abelias are among those old fashioned shrubs that the modern gardener simply can’t do without!

Not only are they renowned for their beauty and good looks all year round, but also for their reliable performance in gardens around South Africa.

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28 July to September 3

Spring means new life, new energy and a fresh start for the garden. Trying out something new, or planning a new look, doesn’t necessarily mean starting from scratch. That’s the idea behind this year’s Spring Festival at Garden World, from Friday 28 July to Sunday 3 September.

South Africa wins 35th Gold Medal

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:56
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South Africa wins 35th Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) team at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show were jumping for joy this this morning when they learned that they had won South Africa’s 35th gold medal in 42 years of exhibiting at the prestigious show. And, in an additional accolade for the team, the display was also awarded with the prestigious President’s Award.

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Pak Choy. Picture courtesy Alison AriansPak Choy. Picture courtesy Alison AriansNext time you’re out grocery shopping – grab some cabbage! It’s easy for cabbage to get lost amongst its “sexier” counterparts like curly kale, vibrant beets, Swiss chard and pretty little cauliflower or broccoli florets, but this is a shame because cabbage is packed with goodness, and half the price of other spotlight-grabbing superfoods!

Autumn Delights

Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:33
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Iceland Poppy Iceland Poppy If it’s the “wow” from flowers you are looking for, then Iceland Poppies (Papaver naudicaule) are just the thing for you. Planted in autumn temperatures, they will help transform your garden into a winter wonderland.

Cyclamens are simply irresistible

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:22
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Cyclamen 'Friller' Scarlet. Picture courtesy www.ballstraathof.co.zaCyclamen 'Friller' Scarlet. Picture courtesy www.ballstraathof.co.zaCyclamens are simply irresistible and bloom for months on end.

Cyclamens never fail to delight gardeners with their swept-back flower petals resembling shooting stars, and their heart-shaped leaves embroidered with intricate, silvery patterns. Florists’ Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) start showing up in grocery stores and garden centres throughout South Africa in autumn, and for many people their first encounter with these fascinating plants is when they are given one as a gift.

Enchanting Gardens

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:24
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Garden Design and Landscaping trends over the last 25 years have changed quite dramatically and this is primarily due to the following reason:

Climate change: Fact or fallacy? Meteorologists and environmentalists argue that global warming has definitely affected weather patterns which have become more erratic and unpredictable and this has affected the way we garden and the landscaping industry as a whole.