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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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  • Plumbago in the Garden
    January 23, 2024

    Plumbago in the Garden

    Say hello to the magnificent Plumbago! This green sensation is a globetrotter with ten species, but five of them are proudly South African. This indigenous scrambling shrub is like the superhero of gardens, wearing a cape of vibrant blue colours...

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  • Agapanthus: Cool Beauty For Sweltering Summers
    January 12, 2024

    Agapanthus: Cool Beauty For Sweltering Summers

    Get ready for a botanical love affair, or as the legendary UK gardener Alan Titchmarsh puts it, "Sex on stalks" - his way of charmingly describing Agapanthus praecox. Forget the elegant common names like African Lily or Lily of the...

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  • Duranta: A Golden Garden-Dweller
    December 27, 2023

    Duranta: A Golden Garden-Dweller

    Duranta is one of the most rewarding shrubs not only in South Africa, but around the world. It is a versatile genus of some 30 species in the Verbenaceae family. This includes a number of tree and shrub species that...

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  • November Planting for Summer Harvesting
    November 1, 2023

    November Planting for Summer Harvesting

    Embrace the tranquility of the final month of spring by immersing yourself in your garden and planting a variety of summer beauties. Whether it's bulbs, summer annuals, or herbs, your garden will flourish, rewarding you with exquisite flowers and flavourful...

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  • Feel the Flower Power of Positive Planting
    September 19, 2023

    Feel the Flower Power of Positive Planting

    Picture this: the anticipation builds as you await the emergence of those bulbs you lovingly tucked into the earth at planting time. Then, like a burst of fireworks, they explode in vibrant colours, dressing your garden with nature's grandeur. These...

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  • 'Bee’ Friendly in your Backyard
    May 19, 2023

    'Bee’ Friendly in your Backyard

    Bees are one of the most important pollinators in the world and they play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and food production. They often get a bad rep for their sting, but they are utterly marvelous creatures and deserve...

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