Gardening trends

How to garden with herbs on a patio or balcony Read more here

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How to improve your soil

Learn how to improve your soil for planting! Perform a ‘sausage soil test’: Add a little water to your soil sample and mix Roll the soil into a sausage shape and bend Slight bend = loamy/sandy soil = ideal Forms a ring = clay soil = NOT ideal!
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How to re-pot a plant successfully! #potplants Read more here

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Success with foliar sprays

Foliar fertilisers can be used successfully on flowers, shrubs, vegetables, as well as on lawn.
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Soil savvy

We offer some ideas for helping your garden survive extremely dry spells. There are four key factors to making a water wise garden: plant choice, garden design and style, garden care (watering, feeding etc) and soil preparation.
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Rescue remedies for your garden

Despite the severe water shortages being experienced in the Southern and Eastern Cape, a garden keeps growing, and so gardening should continue.
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Repot your indoor plants

Winter is an excellent time to repot your favourite indoor plants that have become too small for their containers.
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Pruning to perfection

July is pruning time in the garden. Find out more about the pruning of roses, fruit trees and hydrangeas.
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Perfect rose pruning

Give your roses a pruning in July to promote better flowers and lush growth from October onwards.
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On the snail trail On the snail trail

On the snail trail
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Nature’s food

Nature’s food
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Trusted techniques from the experts

Four top South African landscapers share their trusted techniques for transforming a garden into a breathtaking work of art.
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Suspend Reality with Air Plants

Seeing the expression on children’s faces when they find out that there are plants that can grow not only without soil, but by actually being suspended in the air, is somewhat priceless.
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Sowing seeds

There’s nothing quite like that experience of seeing the first trace of greenery popping out of the soil weeks after having planted seeds.
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Planting Bulbs

Create intrigue Slice an onion in half and show your children the world living in there (a vertical slice shows leaves, stems and buds, while a horizontal slice illustrates rings that are scale leaves storing food for this bulb).
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Choosing and cutting flowers for the vase

Using flowers in your home is one of the most rewarding ways for children to appreciate their versatility.
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How to: making a tepee for creeper plants

Children love building, so giving them a garden project that will allow them to have a living tepee in their garden is sure to spark their interest.
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How to install irrigation

Tips for installing an irrigation system The easiest installations are single irrigation lines attached to a tap, with the pipe connecting the sprinklers laid above ground.
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How to fight frost

There are ways you can manage frost in your garden. We tell you how!
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How to apply fertiliser

Allan Haschick explains the best way to apply soluble and granular fertilisers to your garden.
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