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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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  • Growing Clivias in South Africa
    December 18, 2023

    Growing Clivias in South Africa

    Clivia (otherwise known as bush lily, St. John’s lily and fire lily) is a must-have whether you’re a collector or a newbie to plants. This indigenous beauty is one of South Africa’s super stunners. There is something special about every...

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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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  • ZESTFUL ZANTEDESCHIA
    December 11, 2023

    ZESTFUL ZANTEDESCHIA

    THE A – Z OF BEST PRACTICE! Known as the arum lily (the outdoor white types in big swathes) or calla lily (the tender, colourful types) around the world. These remarkable plants comprise eight species that grow in the wild,...

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  • Why, How and What to Mulch
    December 7, 2023

    Why, How and What to Mulch

    Soil, having the basic components of minerals, organic matter, water and air, needs proper care. In light of World Soil Day (6 December) we want to highlight the importance of mulch and mulching. A practice that is beneficial to both...

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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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  • 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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  • Six Interesting Ways to Use Terracotta
    November 17, 2023

    Six Interesting Ways to Use Terracotta

    Terracotta, with its warm and earthy hue, has been a timeless favourite in home and garden decor. Beyond terracotta being good for plants, its natural charm lends itself many creative applications, both indoors and outdoors. Exploring the versatile nature of...

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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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