Gardening trends

Project of the month: Start a compost heap

To get the most out of your garden, why not start a compost heap and use your waste for good.
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A beginner’s guide to Hydroponics gardening 6 Hydroponic growing methods to get you started

Growing your own wholesome food needn’t require soil or compost. Hydroponics offers a solution to bountiful harvests in small spaces requiring no soil.
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Aloe vera dinner party How to make a decorative Aloe in a vase table centre-piece

The Aloe family is found all over Africa with many species indigenous to South Africa.
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Houseplant comeback

The best reason to invest in lots of houseplants is that one can garden and play around with nature at any time, even on those days when it’s just too cold to go outside into the garden.
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South African indoor plant trends to enjoy in June

Keeping indoor plants alive can be challenging. Selecting the species that naturally thrive in the environment you are able to provide is the best recipe for success.
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Trending: Grow your own coffee tree indoors!

The coffee plant (or rather a tree!) botanically known as Coffea arabica, can earn you kudos from coffee snobs if you can manage to grow it successfully in your sitting room as an indoor plant.
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Top Trend: An Introduction to Hydroponics – 5 Hydroponic growing methods for bountiful harvests

Growing your own wholesome food needn’t require soil or compost. Hydroponics offers a solution to bountiful harvests in small spaces requiring no soil.
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Identifying orchids Watch here!

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For the LOVE of succulents

The month of love is sweetly scented with promises, chocolates, and the perfume of red roses.
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Promise in a pot: Herb pots for the window sill, or patio

Spring sweetness. When the days reach further into the evenings, spilling stars and the sunset’s streaks of gold and red across the same heavens.
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Promise in a Pot Series – Container gardening: The secrets to success

No garden? No problem! Do you dream of a beautiful, blooming garden, but you don't have space?
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How to grow herbs indoors Watch here!

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Bonsai Basics: How to repot your bonsai Watch here!

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Bonsai Basics: How to Prune Your Bonsai Watch here!

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Bonsai Basics: How to fertilise your bonsai Watch here!

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Bonsai Basics: How to care for your bonsai Watch here!

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Bonsai Basics: How to purchase your first bonsai Watch here!

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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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