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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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  • 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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  • Summer Beauty: Amaryllis and Gladiolus
    December 14, 2023

    Summer Beauty: Amaryllis and Gladiolus

    Kick off the festive season with the radiance of two of summer's most dazzling floral wonders – amaryllis and gladiolus. Amaryllis, scientifically known as Hippeastrum, packs dynamite in its compact stature, reaching up to 40cm in height. Glads, on the...

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  • Seize the Da(y)hlia
    August 24, 2023

    Seize the Da(y)hlia

    Dahlia! What can be said about these old-fashioned favourites, other than - fantastic. Long the prized plant of old-school country fair and allotment growers, dahlia are back in fashion. Mainly, because when it comes to colour, shapes and sizes –...

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  • Dahlias: The darlings of your summer garden
    August 24, 2023

    Dahlias: The darlings of your summer garden

    Dahlias are a favourite among gardeners, loved for their distinctive colours and pom-pom like flowers. They are herbaceous plants with woody, hollow stems, and can grow to a height of between 20cm and 2m, depending on the type and cultivar....

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  • Which bulbs can be planted in containers?
    March 2, 2022

    Which bulbs can be planted in containers?

    No matter how much space you have, there’s always room for another bulb (or two). Find out which bulbs can be planted in containers and make your living space fill with gardening wonder. You don’t need a huge garden to grow...

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