August

Amazing Aloe vera

There are few plants as useful as the Aloe vera. This large succulent boasts a myriad of health benefits thanks to the well-known aloe vera gel it produces within its long leaves.
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Project of the month: Start a compost heap

To get the most out of your garden, why not start a compost heap and use your waste for good.
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A beginner’s guide to Hydroponics gardening 6 Hydroponic growing methods to get you started

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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Decorating with Greenery

As you prepare your garden for the spring and summer, it is also a good time to add some greenery indoors.
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Water Wise plants that will thrive in every garden Be water wise

Spring is around the corner and for many regions across the country, this means the first rains for the new season and others will start to see dry months ahead.
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August in the Garden Preparing for the warmer months

It's the last month of winter and while we await the burst of spring blossoms and blooms, the Cyclamen will delight the senses with its beautiful twisted petals that look like tiny butterfly wings.
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Plant red and white for your Christmas garden August in the Garden

We are already in August and spring is just a few days away.
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An indoor tropical paradise with the Monstera deliciosa Delicious Monster or Swiss cheese plant

As we head closer to winter the temptation to stay indoors increases, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some natural beauty from the rainforest.
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Aloe vera dinner party How to make a decorative Aloe in a vase table centre-piece

The Aloe family is found all over Africa with many species indigenous to South Africa.
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Brush Cherry/Eugenia (Syzygium paniculatum) Excellent plant for topiaries

Excellent plant for topiaries
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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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Water Wise Watch: August

This month in Water Wise We are moving towards the end of winter and the start of my favourite season of the year - spring!
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How to lift/move trees and shrubs easily! Read more here

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