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  • How to grow ranunculus in South Africa
    June 13, 2024

    How to grow ranunculus in South Africa

    Ah, the ranunculus, the darling of the spring garden! You may know them as ranonkels, ranuncs, or even, Persian buttercups but let’s be real, you could call them Fred and they would still be fabulous. These floral superstars bring their...

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  • June Garden Checklist
    May 31, 2024

    June Garden Checklist

    Let June be June! Sure, the cold might be creeping in, but us gardeners? We're not easily scared off. The show must go on, darling! I mean, come on, the whole spring extravaganza is counting on us. Here’s what to...

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  • Lean into Lilies
    May 30, 2024

    Lean into Lilies

    Hold onto your gardening gloves, ladies (and gent), because we're diving into the wild world of lilies! With over 100 species, these prima donnas come in all shapes and sizes. Trumpet-shaped, cup-shaped, reflexed, bowl-shaped—you name it, they flaunt it.  Now,...

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  • Dopamine Gardening With Indigenous Ixia
    April 19, 2024

    Dopamine Gardening With Indigenous Ixia

    Alright, fellow flower enthusiasts, gather round for a whimsical tale of botanical wonder! If you're the kind who delights in curating your wardrobe, listen up: there's a trend doing its rounds known as dopamine dressing, where vibrant hues reign supreme...

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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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  • 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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  • Festive florals and greenery
    November 30, 2023

    Festive florals and greenery

    Let the spirit of the festive season carry you away into a wondrous world of floral and green beauty. Besides having a Christmas tree adorn your space, flowers and plants beautify this cheerful time of year. Spoil your space and...

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  • Perfect Peonies
    July 20, 2021

    Perfect Peonies

    Sleep, Creep, Leap! That’s how peonies roll. Hailing originally from the Far East, Paeonia officinalis, the beautiful peony has become a favourite around the world. The explorer Marco Polo described them as being ‘roses as big as cabbages’ when first...

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