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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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  • 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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  • How to create a colourful garden
    November 23, 2023

    How to create a colourful garden

    Bring the essence of summer into your outdoor living space with a burst of colour that reflects your personal style and taste. Consider your favourite colour palette for the summer season. Would you prefer the sizzling allure of hot pinks...

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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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  • 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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  • Ginger and Turmeric: How to grow the perfect pair
    August 23, 2023

    Ginger and Turmeric: How to grow the perfect pair

    Introducing G&T, the perfect pair, and no we aren’t talking about gin and tonic. We’re talking about the ancient spice and perennial herb that belong to the Zingiberaceae family - ginger and turmeric. Although each is great alone, we love...

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