Gardening trends

Veggie garden for beginners

Growing a Veggie Garden for Beginners Fundamentals of Gardening - Back to Basics

Welcome, novice farmers! We are delighted to see your green fingers in bloom, exploring the world of homegrown goodness.
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Patio gardening

There’s a garden on my stoep!

Be bold and go bedless! Perfect your potting skills and never leave your patio without plants again.
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Cooldown with white this summer African white Christmas

Gardeners worldwide know that white just goes with everything and beautifully enhances the colours of surrounding plants.
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Is black the new green

Henry Ford famously said, “You can have any colour, as long as it’s black”.
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Get the look – Food for Thought Must Love Gardening

This gorgeous edible garden makes you think twice about traditional row sowing. Why not create a stylish veggie garden that serves not only as a functional food source but also as a relaxing chill space where you can share and enjoy your edibles with friends. 
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A Bee-Friendly Backyard

This month, Life is a Garden is taking part in the important global conversation about the need for urgent bee conservation.
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2020 GCA Garden Centre of the Year Here are the best garden centres in SA!

Here are the best garden centres in SA! Did your favourite make it? 
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Get the look – A Mexican Fiesta Must Love Gardening

Olá me amigos! This month, our inspiration stems from Mexico and their vibrant, easy-go-lucky flavour.
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Bring the outdoors in

Why stop at gumboots and sun hats? This month we’re talking all about taking your passion for gardening to the bedroom, living room, office, and everywhere else!
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May the bush be with you African Gardens

Nothing says proudly South African quite like a braai in the bushveld, a couple of cold ones between friends, and a silhouetted Acacia tree at twilight.
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Gardening promotes mental and physical health

Gardening has never been more important than now. Indulge and nourish your mental and physical well-being with the re-opening of your beloved GCA Garden Centres.
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Love your garden, love our planet! Must love gardening

Your garden has so many benefits. It improves your mental and physical wellbeing while adding value to your property and providing a tranquil escape from a busy lifestyle.
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Agapanthus POPPIN’ PURPLE flowers

What’s POPPIN’? Poppin Purple Agapanthus

South Africans really do know how to bloom - literally in this case, as we take over the international stage with the world’s first evergreen, cold hardy, purple re-blooming Agapanthus.  
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Sharing the harvest is caring Must love gardening

Gardening is incredibly rewarding as what you put in, is what you get out.
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Colour your garden bluetifully Classic Blue - Colour of the year

In a world of constant hustle and bustle, the trend forecasters at Pantone thought everyone could do with a little time out.
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For the love of gardening Must love gardening

Your garden is your happy place. It provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy life, gives you space to express your creativity and shows appreciation for the time, effort and love you put into it by rewarding you with a luscious landscape.
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Celebrating Summer with Edible Floral Popsicles Edible popsicles

These floral popsicles fresh from the freezer treats are almost too pretty to eat.
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Make your own edible container wetland DIY Edible wetlands

You can create your own wetland at home and produce delicious edibles at the same time.
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New Year, New Garden, New You New beginnings

The New Year is an exciting time when the promise of new beginnings lies ahead of us.
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Festive escape in your garden An abundance of gifts from your garden

It’s December and gift giving and celebrations are the highlight of the month.
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