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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Hyacinths Image by Dalmava from PixabayHyacinths Image by Dalmava from PixabayHyacinths fill gardens with their heady fragrance in late winter or early spring when the rest of the garden is only starting to wake up. And although these little bulbs don’t grow very tall, what they lack in stature they sure make up for in prominence, having graced the gardens and homes of nobility since Mohammed II, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Emperor Ferdinand I. Read all about them below.

This garden was inspired by the bounty of a late summer garden still in full bloom, yet with a hint of autumn in the leaves. It was created with loving care and there will never be another like it, because just as each human is unique, so is every secret garden.

Dutch Iris Mixed - Picture courtesy HadecoDutch Iris Mixed - Picture courtesy HadecoDutch Irises are irresistible when in full bloom, but to enjoy their beauty in spring you need to plant them in autumn. The bulbs are available from the end of February, for planting out as soon as the soil temperatures drop. Find out how to grow and care for these bulbs below.

Ixia - Image by Beverly Buckley from PixabayIxia - Image by Beverly Buckley from PixabayAlthough Ixias thrive in the winter rainfall regions of SA, they also grow well inland, as long as the soil has perfect drainage. Be sure to add them to your list of spring flowering plants, you won’t be disappointed! Read more about growing them below.

Carob – an ancient food tree

Friday, 04 March 2022 14:47

Ceratonia siliqua - Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from PixabayCeratonia siliqua - Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from PixabayThe carob tree has deep roots in history because it produces edible seedpods with a sweet, chocolatey pulp, and the seeds are rich in protein. And, although the carob is not indigenous to South Africa, it shows much promise as a food tree in urban and rural communities for both animal and human consumption. Learn more about growing and utilising this ancient food tree below.

Phalaenopsis Moth orchid Image by Albrecht Fietz from PixabayPhalaenopsis Moth orchid Image by Albrecht Fietz from PixabayDespite their exotic looks moth orchids are easy to grow without much fuss, if you simply give them what they require to flourish. For this reason, these exquisite orchids with their elegant arching sprays of long-lasting blooms are popular among novice and experienced growers alike. Read more about caring for them below.

Bespoke Fairy Houses

Thursday, 24 February 2022 09:41

Green Mushrooms Fairy House LightGreen Mushrooms Fairy House LightI hope my new fairy houses will make you smile :) Click on the pictures to read more

Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofSwiss Chard 'Bright Lights' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofThese tasty veggies and herbs are just the thing for a late summer garden that will keep on giving through autumn. It’s also the right time to sow seeds of many slower maturing winter vegetables, so get my list and tips below.

Gardening in the Eastern Cape

Saturday, 12 February 2022 17:19

East London Picture courtesy South Africa Tourism see their flickr pageEast London Picture courtesy South Africa Tourism see their flickr pageA good knowledge of the soil and climate type of the region you live in is half the battle won for gardeners, and especially helpful when selecting plants for your garden. Read more about gardening in the diversity of the Eastern Cape below.

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