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  • April Garden Checklist
    April 5, 2024

    April Garden Checklist

    Immerse yourself in the joy of gardening with our checklist of activities guaranteed to lower your stress levels and uplift your mood. What better way to kick off a new month than by tending to your garden? Dig into these...

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  • Freesia: A Symphony of Sights and Scents
    March 26, 2024

    Freesia: A Symphony of Sights and Scents

    From one gardening friend to another, here is the scoop on the friendliest flower in the garden: freesia. Freesias have charmed their way through the garden world since the late 1800s, and hold a special spot in the hearts of...

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  • Growing daffodils in South Africa
    March 19, 2024

    Growing daffodils in South Africa

    Ah, the daffodil, nature's little burst of sunshine! These cheerful trumpeters of spring are like the garden's way of saying, "Hey there winter, pack your bags, it's time for you to go!" Daffodils know what they want, and if you...

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  • Marigolds in the garden
    March 15, 2024

    Marigolds in the garden

    Marigolds are sunshine in floral form!  At just a glance the sight of them will make you beam, showing off their beauty in vibrant variations of yellow, orange and red. These resilient beauties couldn't care less about weather drama or...

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  • March Garden Checklist
    March 1, 2024

    March Garden Checklist

    Autumn is here, leaves are starting to change colour, and that means the new season’s joy awaits. Summer was great, and you have the blooms to show for it. Now, a new chapter in the garden awaits. After all, one's...

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  • How to grow and care for Amaryllis belladonna
    February 29, 2024

    How to grow and care for Amaryllis belladonna

    Ah, behold the diva of the Western Cape, the Amaryllis belladonna, affectionately known as the 'March lily'! This botanical beauty heralds the end of summer with its glorious blooms. Back in the 18th century, it strutted into cultivation circles and...

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  • Grow Hippeastrum papilio (butterfly amaryllis)
    February 23, 2024

    Grow Hippeastrum papilio (butterfly amaryllis)

    Hippeastrum are popular ornamental plants that can be grown indoors and out, making them a top choice for both apartment living and homes with gardens. Known widely as ‘amaryllis’ which in Greek means to sparkle, they live up to the...

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  • How to grow Strelitzia
    February 16, 2024

    How to grow Strelitzia

    Ah, the majestic Strelitzia – the crown jewel of South African flora, beloved by locals and admired across the world! While it may not have official national flower status, this beauty reigns supreme as the emblem of the City of...

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