Months of the Year

Water Wise Watch: April 2019

This month at Water Wise "Protect our Species" The Earth is made up of a diverse number of elements that co-exist together to formulate a harmonious environment for all.
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Cheeky Chimeni (Plectranthus chimanimaniensis)

Plectranthus chimanimaniensis is one of the lesser known Plectranthus varieties and is a firm favourite amongst gardeners!
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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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How to deal with armyworm

Symptoms The appearance of chewed leaf edges on lawns, caterpillar faeces, and damage to certain plants and vegetables.
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Chrysanthemums – the ideal indoor flower

The darkness of the night is pushed across the sky, tailed by a blur of pastel colours – this is how the night makes way for the dawn of a new day.
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April in the Garden

Folks in South Africa are lucky to have two ‘spring’ seasons every year – the traditional spring in September when plants from the Northern hemisphere flower, and another one in April when many of our own flowers abound.
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Keep the children busy – make a bunny planter for Easter

“He hops along The rabbit small, With soft white fur And ears so tall So quietly, you’d never say That anyone had come this way” -Unknown   Easter is coming and with it comes the joy of coloured eggs, treasure hunts, hot cross buns and long weekends.
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Water Wise Watch: Mar 2019

This month at Water Wise March is the month of water! This month we celebrate water, nationally and internationally, with National Water Week from 17-23 March, and World Water Day on 22 March.
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How to encourage bees in the garden

Symptoms/Signs “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden” Elizabeth Lawrence.
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Pride of India/Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond)

This new and very dramatic Crape myrtle  (Pride of India) has dark black leaves forming a vivid contrast to its vibrant purple blooms.
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Lily Turf (Liriope Evergreen Giant)

Liriope provides a strong, regular shape and evergreen colour throughout the year. They are an ideal specimen for containers or mass plantings.
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Blue Echeveria (Echeveria secunda)

Echeveria is a large genus of succulent rosette like plants that are spectacular in flower beds and pots.
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis grandiflora ‘Boreas Yellow’

The perfect island dream. Spectacular long lasting large bright yellow flower with a burgundy centre.
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Carex Eversheen

This ornamental grass forms a low cascading clump of leathery dark green leaves with cream margins.
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Edible Gardening for March – 6 ways to improve your exotic pet’s health with fresh greens

Dogs and cats make loving pets, they’re always ready to greet you when you arrive home. 
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March in the garden

Early autumn is like an alternative spring and March is actually the best month to plant new trees and shrubs.
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Water Wise Watch: Feb 2019

This month at Water Wise For the love of wetlands We all know that February is a month of “love” and we take some time to spoil with our loved ones.
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Dune Crowberry (Searsia crenata)

Searsia crenata (previously known as Rhus crenata) is commonly known as the Dune Crowberry.
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Sweet vburnum (Viburnum sinensis)

One of the best plants for a luxurious looking hedge. Quick growing and bird attracting.
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Tree Aloe (Aloe X dichotoma/barberae ‘Booysen’)

Aloe ‘Booysen’ is a new species of Aloe and was grown in the Western Cape, South Africa, by Mr Kassie Booysen.
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