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!
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.
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).
The Life is a Garden campaign was launched by the South African Nursery Association to promote gardening as the ultimate leisure time hobby in our beautiful country.
The main aim of Life is a Garden is to bring relevant, industry-endorsed information, at the right time of the year, to interested gardeners across Southern Africa. Life is a Garden also supplies gardening editorial to the media across South Africa to assist with the promotion of gardening.
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