Gardening trends

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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Gardening begins with good soil

If you want the plants in your garden to thrive, then give the soil in which they grow some attention. 
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Work wonders with trellises

Add colour and interest to your garden with trellising used in a variety of ways!
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The romance of fragrance

Of all the sensory delights that a garden offers, the most romantic of all is fragrance.
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The finishing touch

Discover how to use focal points to create interest in the garden. An easy way to give your garden an instant pick-me-up is by making use of appropriately placed focal points.
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The evolution of gardening

Is your garden old fashioned or trendy? Gardening has evolved over the past six decades and eras of fashionable plants have come and gone.
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The enchantment of a twilight garden

When the sun sets, there is beauty and tranquillity to be enjoyed in our African gardens.
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Summer stunners

No summer garden is complete without rewarding agapanthus - a versatile plant that is both water wise and wind- and heat-resistant.
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Show off your outdoor patio

The patio is where we get chance to sit back, enjoy the garden and appreciate our plants up close and personal – so a great place to incorporate scented varieties!
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