Months of the Year

Water Wise Watch: Sep 2018

This month at Water Wise PLANT A TREE! September is a month where we celebrate the end of the cold winter and the start of spring.
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Cabbage-palm (Cordyline australis ‘Sunrise’)

With the striking and vibrant colours, it resembles the African sunrise.  Narrow leaves with a reddish-pink mid-rib with pink edges.
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Geranium (Pelargonium grandiflorum Elegance® ‘Royalty White’)

A real show stopper, for plants that you can admire in your garden, covered with masses of White flowers with pink stains, in spring.
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September in the Garden

September in your garden As Margaret Atwood so finely put, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”, we couldn’t agree more!
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Promise in a pot Month 2 – Butterfly Banquet Window Box Learn how to DIY here!

Learn how to DIY here!
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Glorious Gerbera (Barberton Daisies) in spring

The icy touch of winter is melting away. The blossoms of spring are slowly waking up, answering to the warm call of the changing seasons.
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What to do about aphids on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for September will usually manifest with the appearance of colonies of aphids on young plant stems, leaves and buds, as well as honeydew on leaves and fruit, with black sooty mould, or yellowing leaves.
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Citrus Lemon ‘Eureka’ (Citrus limon)

Description/characteristics of the plant: • An attractive fruit tree that bears multiple crops throughout the year with the main crop being produced in winter.
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Aloe Sea Urchin™ var. ‘ANDsea’ PBR

Vibrant orange flowers on short stems in late winter. Sculptural plants with succulent leaves.
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Rhododendrons, azaleas (Rhododendron x hybrids) An attractive shrub, native to Japan

An attractive shrub, native to Japan
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Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas. ‘Blueberry Ruffles’)

Lavandula is the genus name for what we all know as Lavender. A wonderful hardy plant that is actually related to the mint family and is mostly endemic to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
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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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The whimsical wonder of butterflies!

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for August, butterflies (a friendly visitor), bring colour to the garden and lots of new flowers!
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Beautiful Balcony Gardening in August

With spring on the horizon it’s time to prepare your home and garden for an intense colour invasion.
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August in the Garden

Awesome August has arrived, which means it’s almost time for a spring awakening… You will see on crispy August mornings new mint-green leaves sprouting, and bees and butterflies zooming over swathes of daisies turning their heads to the sun.
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Sweet, Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is one of the gardener’s most faithful allies, providing welcome year round colour with minimal fuss.
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What to do about cochineal on cacti and prickly pear plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for July, cochineal, are sap-sucking insects that feed only on cacti and prickly pear plants.
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Strawberries (Fragaria × ananassa)

Who can resist the juicy, sweet, bright fruit of a strawberry? They are always delicious regardless of where they are served.
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Aloe Ice Cream

This small Aloe has attractive bi-coloured pink to creamy white flowers.  It is a medium to fast growing Aloe.
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Lily of the Nile / Nyl Lelie (Agapanthus Buccaneer)

The true treasure chest of all. An exceptional medium size, fast growing Agapanthus with prolific dark blue, complemented with a purplish vein.
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