False heathers have gained widespread appeal not only for their lush green or golden foliage and abundance of tiny flowers in many delicate colours, but also for their heat tolerance.
Strawberries remain one of the most popular garden fruits and are relatively easy to grow, and if space is limited they can be grown vertically, in strawberry gutters, or in pots or special strawberry pots, as well as hanging baskets, enabling gardeners to produce large quantities of fruit from a very small area. One healthy plant can produce 500g or more of fruit per season, and a well-managed bed can remain productive for up to three years. Read all about strawberries below.
Early autumn is the best time to transplant evergreen shrubs and trees that are planted in the wrong place in your garden. Deciduous trees and shrubs are traditionally transplanted in mid-winter, when they have lost all their leaves and are totally dormant. Read more about transplanting evergreens below.
South Africa’s famous Namaqualand Daisies are not only beautiful but also water-wise, economical, and easy to grow in any sunny garden bed, bringing warm cheer to gardens from mid-winter to spring. They also provide a vital food resource for butterflies and bees at a time of year when nectar is scarce.  Read more about sowing and growing them below.
No winter and spring garden is complete without fairy primroses (Primula malacoides) with their abundance of flowers in dreamy colours. Plant them into any shady spots in the garden, or pop them into pots with other annuals for months of colour. Read more about growing and using them in the garden below. 
English daisies remain extremely popular garden plants, not only for their charm but also because they are so unfussy and easy to grow. Throughout winter and spring they never fail to delight with their masses of tightly quilled, single, or double flowers, which stand above the fresh, bright-green leaves. Read more about growing them below.
Tritonia look brilliant wherever they are planted and go very well in rock gardens and sunny borders. They also do well in containers, and if your soil is well-drained they can be left in the ground over summer, allowing them to naturalise and spread freely.  Read all about growing them below.
Pansies and violas are easy to grow in full sun and will bloom for many months. Who can resist their cheerful little 'faces' that are sure to bring a smile to your face on even the dreariest of winter days.  Read more below on how to plant, grow, and care for pansies and violas.
Chincherinchee is not only renowned as an excellent cut flower, but is also grown worldwide as a reliable garden plant or pot plant, and in South Africa it is a ‘must-have’ for wildlife gardens.  Read more about growing these bulbs in the garden below.
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