December

What to do about ants on your plants

Symptoms The pesky little pest (“gogga”) for the month of December will generally leave small heaps of fine sand on the surface above the nests on lawns What does this mean for me/my plants?
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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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Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Botanical name: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Botanical name: Trachelospermum jasminoides
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Straw flowers (Bracteantha Mohave™ Series)

Bracteantha are commonly known as ‘straw flowers’ or ‘everlastings’. Planting them will ensure a bright long lasting display of summer colour for garden beds and pots.
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Balcony gardening with colourful coleus

Romantic movies set in the Italian countryside have such a unique vintage charm.
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Azalea Mixed Colours

A variety of colours, double and single blooms
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Blue Potato Bush (Solanum rantonnetii ‘Montreux’)

Solanum Montreux is superb garden filler with its bushy growth and blast of colour in spring.
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December in the Garden

Have a green Festive Season this year by substituting the boring old gifts like soaps and socks, with plants and gardening products that will add lasting value to the lives of loved ones.
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Agapanthus oriantalis ‘Queen Mum’

Elegant large flowering plant with beautiful bi-colour blue and white flowers on the outside of the petals and pure white on the inside.
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3 ways with strawberries in the garden

Strawberries are one of nature’s most wonderful foods. Filled with antioxidants and lower in sugar than most fruits, they’re a wonderful addition to a healthy balanced diet, especially for growing children.
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Agapanthus ‘Great White’

The gentle giant, with super large white flower heads that re-bloom in summer.
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Water Wise Watch: December

This month at Water Wise "Do you know where your water comes from?"Lately, Water Wise has been working through the ideas and perceptions that people have regarding water.
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What to do about snails in your garden

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for December is the snail, which usually bores holes in leaves of vegetables and roses What does this mean for me/my plants?
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Abelia Lemon and Lime

  The golden wonder, with lime foliage that turns to a rich golden yellow colour with reddish undertones in cold temperatures.
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Ashanti (Tulbagia violacea Wild Garlic / Wilde Knoffel)

A tight full cluster of bright lavender-pink flowers that have a slightly darker crown and tube in the centre of each flower.
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Duranta ‘Gold’ Patio Standard Striking golden foliage

Striking golden foliage
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Cape Jewels (Nemesia spp.)

ENG: Cape Jewels AFR: Wildeleeubekkie DESCRIPTION: A fast growing annual that flowers profusely in spring and summer.
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Small Pelargonium (Pelargonium ionidiflorum)

ENG: Small Pelargonium AFR: Klein malva DESCRIPTION: This Pelargonium has small dark green leaves that appears frizzy around the edges.
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Cumin Hermannia (Hermannia saccifera)

ENG: Cumin Hermannia AFR: Koemynbossie DESCRIPTION: Hermannia saccifera is a small shrub that grows low to the ground.
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A Very Merry DIY: Festive Ornaments for Your Tree

The holiday season is here, and it’s time for fun, festivities and lots of crafts.
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