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LIAG Press Clippings – July 2022 July 2022
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Life is a Garden received press coverage to the amount of R589 558,13  in the month of July. The below spreadsheet shows the total press coverage that Life is a Garden received in the month of July 2022.

To view the Life is a Garden –  July “Redbook” actual press clippings, please click here: https://www.redbook.co.za/share/book/0b91a17c88c43ce92ea510c74a0f98ed

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Fynbos and friends
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Boost your garden’s biodiversity by growing fynbos, anywhere in South Africa!

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For more tips on growing fynbos, hit the link: https://www.lifeisagarden.co.za/fynbos-and-friends-industry-expert/

 

 

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Pressed Proteas Fynbos DIY
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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With so much flamboyant fynbos in the air, Life is a Garden has found a way for you to preserve this beauty forever. Pressed botanical collages are a timeless, elegant way to showcase your homegrown glory. Frame your stylish creations and hang them up in your home or office as organic art masterpieces for all to admire 

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You will need:  

  • Frames with glass: You could use multiple smaller frames or go for one large artwork. Consider a sleek white or deep purple frame to compliment the more pastel colours of the preserved flowers.  
  • Backboard: This is what you will use to create your collage on. You can find thick cardboard in a variety of colours at your local stationery shop. Once again, a plain white or deep purple would work well for an overall sleek look, whereas bright greens or blue cardboard would give it more of a stylised feel.  
  • Clear-drying craft glue: Once all your plant pieces have dried, the glue will be used to stick them onto the cardboard sheet.  
  • Paper towels or fabric: These materials will be used on both sides of your flowers during pressing for protection and moisture abortion.  
  • Pressing materials: These could be big books or slabs of wood or bricks. Anything heavy will work well, provided you protect both sides of your flowers with a paper towel or fabric.  
  • Flowers: Fynbos works particularly well as their colour holds nicely and the added texture creates a more 3D look. Our top flower picks for pressing are:  
  • All fynbos and protea varieties 
  • Peony, roses, heliobore, Queen Anne’s lace, astilbe, seeded eucalyptus, dahlias, ranunculus, lavender, as well as peonies, roses, ranunculus, and hydrangea.  

Top flower tip: Avoid using anthurium, orchids, lilies, plumeria, and succulents as they hold a lot of excess moisture, which makes them very challenging to preserve properly.

Pro Plant Nursery Garden Centre
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Kimberley

Contact Us

Address: Portion 103 of Farm Bultfontein 80 Kimberley N12 , CapeTown Rd

Tel: 053 244 0044

Email: gerrit@polka.co.za

Trading Hours

Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 17:00
Sat: 08:00 – 16:00
Sun: 08:00 – 15:00

Details

  • Landscaping expertise
  • Coffee Shop

  • Children's Play Area

  • Pet Shop

  • Bird Park

About Us

We aim to be a one stop garden and home center, with everything for your garden and patio available seven days a week, our patio department sells LPG, and anything you might need for your braai, gas heaters and stoves and even camping equipment. Wê also have a beautiful bird park where you can walk around and have a highly intelligent discussion with “Pikkewyn” our resident Maccaw.

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Fynbos and Friends Botanical Boss
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Did you know? Fynbos is not only reserved for botanical gardeners and coastal landscapes – you can grow our indigenous glory from your backyard, anywhere in SA! Life is a Garden sat down with industry experts to get the full scoop on how to successfully grow fynbos in both summer and winter rainfall regions. Hold on to your hats, we’re about to go on a fynbos frenzy!  

 

How fresh is your fynbos knowledge?  

The word fynbos comes from Old Dutch meaning ‘fine bush’. The word does not only refer to one plant but rather a specific group of vegetation that is known as Proteaceae. Fynbos also includes restio, pelargoniums, vygies, bulbs and selected annuals. Think of using the term fynbos much like we would say savanna or tropical forest.  

For generations, scientists (including Charles Darwin) have been fascinated by this incredible plant species. Over millions of years, fynbos has expertly adapted to some of the harshest landscapes around Africa, resulting in the world’s most diverse plant habitat, even more than a tropical rainforest! The amazement doesn’t stop there, did you know that:  

  • There are more plant species on the 70-kilometre-long Cape Peninsula than in the whole of the British Isles. 
  • Table Mountain alone hosts as many plant species as the whole of the UK. 
  • The Western Cape is more botanically diverse than the richest tropical rainforest in South America (including the Amazon).  
  • Fire is essential for fynbos and needed to complete their life cycle (with frequency of the fire being a crucial component). The accumulated dead plant matter replenishes the soil while the intense heat triggers underground bulb growth.  
  • Fynbos-covered mountains are responsible for delivering 1/5 glasses of water in SA. Some of our country's wettest places are wild, soggy mountain tops covered in essential, gorgeous, rare proteas. Fynbos allows up to 80% of the rainwater to run off and fill our rivers and reservoirs.

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Designer fynbos beds for summer rain regions Industry Expert Q&A
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Topic: Fynbos and friends
Theme: Biodiversity and fynbos beds for summer rainfall regions
Industry Expert: Nico Thuynsma
Garden Centre: Madibri Nurseries - https://madibri.co.za/  

 

Come check out the fynbos vibe with Nico from Madibri Nurseries. He’s got some great tips and plant selections for growing the most stunning indigenous beds in regions that receive summer rain. Find out what his fab five protea picks are and get excited about garden visitors!  

 

1. Out of all our stunning South African plants, what makes fynbos stand out for you?  

The variety of colours, textures, and species is heaven on earth for plant lovers! There are 650+ Erica species, 330 protea species, 320 restio species, and 137 phylica species – pure paradise for gardeners.  

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2. A little birdie told us that Madibri uses eco-friendly farming methods. Would your average gardener be able to make a difference to the environment from their backyard?  

Yes, everyone can make a difference and we need all the green fingers we can get! Use your organic waste to create valuable compost to use in your garden. Fynbos loves organic, rich soils. 

 

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3. Would you please share some of the ways that you have implemented environmentally friendly and sustainable growing practices at your nursery?  

We have used drip irrigation as a very effective and precise way to use water. We also reuse organic waste as mulch or compost in the fields to further increase water efficiency, as well as reusing greywater. In addition, we have increased our use of biological friends to protect plants from insects and fungi, like Trichoderma and Bacillus. 

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4. After having been in the fynbos industry for so many years, what are the most frequent flying and crawling visitors to your farm and are there any visitors that gardeners can particularly get excited about seeing?  

Gardeners can definitely look forward to sunbirds galore!

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Fynbos on the patio for winter rain regions Industry Expert Q&A
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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Topic: Fynbos and friends
Theme: Biodiversity and fynbos beds/containers for winter rainfall regions
Industry Expert Garden Centre: Arnelia Nurseries - https://arnelia.co.za/  

 

If you are a gardener living in a winter rainfall region – this Q and A with Arnelia Nurseries is your next must-read. Learn how to perfect your fynbos beds, utilise natural predators for pest control,  successfully grow in containers, and find out which top plants are suited for your area.

1.Out of all our stunning South African plants, what makes fynbos stand out for you?  

 Fynbos generally is adaptable and with an understanding and appreciation of the basic growing requirements, one is assured of success and a great deal of pleasure.  The variation in colours, foliage, heights, and the potential use of so many different varieties make fynbos in the garden a must-have.   

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2. We love the fact that your nursery specialises in Proteaceae varieties. Could you please tell us about the biodiversity benefits of growing these indigenous plants? What kind of wildlife visitors do you get the most of on your farm?  

The Cape Floristic region is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and Proteaceae are the flagship of the Cape Flora. I think getting people to grow these indigenous plants in their gardens allows them to bring a piece of the famous Cape Flora home and hopefully create more awareness of the wonderful biodiversity that exists on our doorstep. Beyond creating awareness, planting fynbos has the benefit of attracting indigenous wildlife. On our farm, we have a lot of sunbirds as there is always something in flower to keep them interested. It is really special to see. Growing these plants in the city creates a space for all the animals, birds and insects to flourish where they would usually have no habitat and stay hidden.

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Celebrating Citrus Landscaping and decorating with citrus
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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Topic: Celebrating Citrus
Theme:
Landscaping and decorating with citrus
Industry Expert:
Dane Montana
Garden Centre:
Montana Nurseries - https://www.montananurseries.co.za/

 

If you are looking to begin a citrus growing journey, come and learn some trade secrets, exclusively shared by our industry expert, Dane from Montana Nurseries. Incorporating these vibrant and versatile fruit trees as part of your landscaping design is easier than you may think. Check out Dane’s recommendations for which trees to grow in your province and get the best head start on your juicy journey.

1. What made you first fall in love with citrus growing? Why are citrus trees so special?

My dad, Alan Ross, started Montana Nurseries and began growing and farming citrus trees in our nursery. I have grown up with citrus and have always loved the variety of lemons, oranges, naartjies, and limes. Citrus trees are very rewarding and there’s always something happening, whether it be a new flush of sweet flowers or delicious fruit.

 

2. What are some of the reasons why gardeners should be growing citrus at home? Are there any benefits/advantages?

The main benefit is their juicy produce that’s loaded with vitamins. Citrus can be eaten as is or used in cooking or oils. The leaves of some varieties, such as the Thai lime, are used to create many fragrant and zesty dishes. The flowers are wonderfully scented too.

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3. Besides utilising citrus trees for their produce, how could gardeners incorporate trees as part of their backyard landscaping design?

Citrus trees make great feature plants, either in the ground or in containers. There is a wide variety of cultivars with different coloured leaves, flowers and fruit. The ornamental types such as calamondins and chinotto are more of a shrub, whereas the commercial types such as lemon eureka and navels grow more like trees.

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The secret to citrus success
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Grow the best-suited citrus for your province and ensure a flourishing harvest!

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For more tips and secrets to citrus success, hit the link: https://www.lifeisagarden.co.za/the-secret-to-citrus-success/

 

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SANA’s 2022 Garden Centre winners! SA’s Best Garden Centres for 2022
9 August 2022, Tuesday

South Africa’s Nursery Association (SANA) hosts an annual GCA Garden Centre competition to present to you, dear gardeners, the cream of the crop! Garden centres and home store garden departments are measured against a set of criteria aimed at assessing and improving product standards and professional service in the industry. Here are the best garden centres in SA! Did your favourite make it?

Stodels Nurseries Bellville – Garden Centre of the year 

 

Address: Eversdale Rd, Bellville 

 

From humble beginnings, Stodels Garden Centres have developed into a household name in gardening in the Western Cape. From the outset, Stodels Garden Centres focused on providing their customers with excellent service, top quality products and affordable prices. Fifty years later, the trio of service, quality and affordability has built a respected and much-loved brand. 

 

Originating from a mail order catalogue and door to door sales, the Stodels brand has grown to its current complement of seven award-winning garden centres today, two of which are based in Gauteng. The company was started by Mr Robert Stodel, in August 1962, when he started selling flower bulbs door to door and from the Parade in Cape Town. A mail order bulb catalogue soon followed and within a few years, Stodels Flower Bulbs became the biggest flower bulb retailer in South Africa, posting nearly 600 000 bulb catalogues to Cape households and importing up to 20 million bulbs from Holland every year.

 

 

Find out more: https://www.lifeisagarden.co.za/stodels-bellville/   

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Garden Pavilion Eckards – Runner up 

 

Address: 101 Boeing Rd East, Bedfordview, Germiston 

 

Eckards is a well-established garden centre that received a new lease on life in 1993. Along the way it became a Garden Pavilion and has continued to move with the times, maintaining a traditional feel with modern influences. Eckards prides itself on a high level of service, quality plants and helping gardeners and growers alike.

LIAG Press Clippings – June 2022 June 2022
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Life is a Garden received press coverage to the amount of R1 568 716,22  in the month of June. The below spreadsheet shows the total press coverage that Life is a Garden received in the month of June 2022.

To view the Life is a Garden –  June “Redbook” actual press clippings, please click here: https://www.redbook.co.za/share/book/ad98d2c691b600b15d42640c661344c6

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Superstar Seedlings Dig into winter
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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There is no need for winter blues with so much life in the garden this month. With the right plants and products, you can grow food and blooms to your heart’s (and dinner plate’s) content. Let’s dig in and make the cold a little more colourful and crunchy with pre-spring seed sowing, germination hacks, and superstar seedlings!

 

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Know your lingo 

Before we get elbow deep in dirt, it is important to know the difference between sowing, germination, and seedlings. Sowing is planting a seed from a seed packet, while germination is the process of that seed developing. A seedling is a baby plant that has already been sown and successfully germinated.

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Spring seed sowing 

What you choose to sow now will have germinated into young seedlings for springtime. We recommend that you begin the seed germination process indoors and then transplant the young seedlings into beds or larger containers later once the weather is warmer and frost has passed. Sowing according to your region is another important factor in ensuring the success of your seeds.

Gauteng: Edibles such as peas and potatoes, as well as pansy, viola, and primula flowers.

KwaZulu Natal: Edibles such as radish and turnips, as well as cineraria and Iceland poppy flowers. 

Western Cape: Edibles such as beetroot and tomatoes, as well as alyssum and cleome salvia flowers.

 

Top compost tip: Keep your tea bags, grounded coffee beans, and eggshells to use as DIY compost for all your winter plants. 


 

 

 

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A germination station 

There’s nothing worse than sowing a seed that never makes it to meet the sun. Avoid the disappointment and begin an indoor germination station! This is a highly rewarding and educational activity for the whole family to become part of.  We recommended starting off near a sunny window or on the patio or balcony, just remember to bring your babies in at night and move them away from any glass that can get rather icy at sundown.

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Lemonade super-boost juice July DIY
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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With so much citrus in season now, you may be looking for some inspiration on what to do with your harvest. Life is a Garden invites you to get seriously super with your lemons this July and juice up a nutritious storm in your kitchen. Re-invent the lemonade with this zesty booster juice DIY. 

Lemonade super-boost juice recipe

Aren’t we lucky to have Mother Nature on our side as we enter the last stretch of winter! Your lemon harvest, herbs, and spices are talking – do you know what they say?

Ingredients

- 2x peeled lemons for a flush of Vitamin C and multiple essential minerals and plant proteins

- Half a finger of fresh, peeled ginger for respiratory system clearing and protection

- 1x celery stalk for detoxification and opening of the toxin release pathways of the body

- Half a teaspoon of raw, organic turmeric to reduce inflammation 

- A quarter cucumber for rehydration and cholesterol-lowering properties

- A handful of parsley as a systemic anti-fungal and gland health ally

- 2x tablespoons of raw honey for holistic antibacterial support (place your honey in lukewarm water before juicing to ensure it will dissolve well inside your juice)

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Method

There is a difference between a smoothie and a juice: a smoothie contains all the pulp and fibres of the chosen ingredients whereas a juice contains only the liquid gold. You can use the recipe above as a smoothie if you’re looking for something more meal-like, or you can extract the liquid from the ingredients as a potent super shot or juice for the family. Juices are generally gentler on the digestive system as the absence of plant fibres allows for easier absorption of all the goodness. 

Option 1: Nut milk bag

A bit of effort will go a long way when using a hand-operated nut milk bag, which you can purchase at almost any health store. 

The Secret To Citrus Success Botanical Boss
9 August 2022, Tuesday

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If you are reading this, somewhere inside you there is a special place that longs to uncover the secrets of the mighty citrus. Life is a Garden invites you on a juicy journey to the epicentre of this stunning fruit. Learn about ornamental varieties, decorating, utilising leftovers, citrus for your province, and gossip-worthy growing hacks. Let’s go! 

 

What’s so great about growing your own? 

  • Health wealth: The high quantity of Vitamin C boosts the immune system and keeps skin smooth and elastic. Citrus are also loaded with B vitamins, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and copper. Tending to your trees is a super stress reliver and a chance to get active in the sunshine. 
  • Year-round food: Growing a variety of cultivars that fruit at different times of the year allow you to spread out and extend your harvest window. With the right cultivars and planning, you can grow citrus almost all year round! 
  • Organic & eco-friendly: Growing your own has the added benefit of product control. If organic produce and eco-friendly growing is top on your list, a citrus plantation is definitely for you. 
  • More money, more C power: Most citrus trees begin producing fruit even as adolescent plants. Once established, their large yields will save your family and the community a significant amount of money, while also providing possible forms of income, depending on what you choose to do with your harvest (resell or jam making, for example).  

 

Garden jargon check: The word ‘cultivar’ refers to a plant within that specie that has been specifically developed through controlled plant breeding. A citrus cultivar is therefor a specifically bred variation of this plant ‘created’ to deliver a special purpose, such as to produce more fruit or grow smaller. 

 

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Ornamentals on the patio

These sweet trees are the ideal patio décor asset!

Paarl Flower Club
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Marieke Smit

Contact: 082 378 1021

Email: mariekesmit1@gmail.com

Address: N.G. Church Hall, Drakenstein Gemeente, Kotze Street, Denneburg, Paarl.

Meetings are on first Tuesday evening of every month from February to December.

Oranje Flower Club
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Lena Jacobs

Number: 082 758 3282

Email: daniejacobs@webmail.com

Address: Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Carletonville.

 

Newcastle Blommeklub
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Rina Herbst

Contact: 082 710 3800

Email: rinaherbst@gmail.com

Address: 6 Heuwel Avenue, Newcastle.

Mosselbaai Tuinbou klub
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Thora Van der Merwe

Number: 044 698 2072

Email: thoravdm@telkomsa.net

Address: Mosselbay

Midbrak Garden Club
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Lydie Terblanche

Number: 082 928 5624

Email: lydie@vodamail.co.za

Hottentots Holland Garden Club
9 August 2022, Tuesday

Chairperson: Dudley Rowswell

Contacts: 082 895 0022 / 084 444 9029

Email: jdrowswell@gmail.com

Email: infor@hot.mcsa.org.za

Address: Somerset West

Website: https://hot.mcsa.org.za/

On and off our section of the Mountain Club has been in existence since 1923. Today we are a group of over 120 members and over 400 subscribers to our hike reminders. Meets happen every weekend, offering a wide variety of different mountain related activities. From the easy 1A stroll over a wine farm (tasting afterwards!) to exhausting and exposed 3D scrambles up some steep ravines on Table Mountain, from regular sport- and trad climbing meets and bouldering outings to hair raising kloofing trips.

Our members are from all age groups and walks of life. From teenagers and students over families with kids to the dynamic pensionist you will surely find a company that fits your age and life circumstances.

Sign up to our mailing list and be informed about upcoming meets and socials. Read up on the Membership pages how to join the club.

We are part of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and have close ties to the Cape Town Section of the club.