Parsley's got Personality

Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:00

I hope you enjoy this excerpt from my new e-book “Growing Culinary Herbs in South Africa” which is almost complete.

I decided it was time to write a book on these little miracles of nature because there is a growing and widespread interest in herbs today, as people rediscover the joys of organic gardening and the health benefits of using herbs daily.

Summer bedding plants list

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:59
Cosmos, Cleome & SalviaCosmos, Cleome & Salvia

Summer bedding plants list for full sun

All South Africans enjoy some colour in the garden, and especially in summer when we do a lot of entertaining, or simply lazing around outdoors with the family. However, growing plants in the full sun can be challenging, especially if rainfall is unreliable, but it’s doable, providing you select the right plants, and do a little planning beforehand. 

There’s a lot to love about fuchsias!

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:06

Fuchsias remain one of the most popular shrubs to add interest, and a little tropical flair to cool spots in the garden, or on the patio. With about 110 recognised species, and over 8000 recorded cultivars of fuchsia; from large, upright varieties, to those with a lovely trailing habit, there’s bound to be the perfect one for your garden or small balcony.  The elegant, pendulous flowers are very decorative, and are borne in profusion on cascading stems, throughout year in tropical species.

Celebrating our very handsome Yellowwoods

Friday, 24 August 2018 11:36
Outeniqua Yellowwood. Picture courtesy Yellowwood. Picture courtesy

For Arbour Week 2018 South Africans will be celebrating our very handsome Yellowwoods

Our indigenous Yellowwoods have become firm favourites with gardeners around the world for their beauty and versatility. They can be grown as specimen trees, and the Breede River yellowwood, being the smallest of the yellowwoods, is suitable for small gardens.

August is a busy month in the garden

Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:04
Bokbaaivygie Picture courtesy Maria KlangBokbaaivygie Picture courtesy Maria Klang

What to do in your garden in August

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August may be a windy month, and can still get miserably cold, but it is also the month when you really start reaping the rewards of your carefully planned winter and spring flower garden; and as the month progresses the displays will just get better and better - banishing even the worst of the winter-blues.