January

Giving life to 2021’s trends Trends Article

When life gives us manure, gardeners make compost! As such, Life is a Garden would like to invite all green fingers to welcome 2021 as The Great Reset – a time to reconnect with our home space, a chance to grow food and deepen our connection with nature, an opportunity to shape remote working environments, and the ideal excuse to expand outdoor entertainment areas.
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January Checklist

January Checklist

Checkout our FRESH Jan checklist to help you keep those blooms, bushes, veggies, and fruit trees in check.
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Mushrooms

All about mushrooms

Mushrooms are not just toadstools from our fairy-tale books. As fungi, mushrooms are biologically distinct from any other food groups we all know.
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Patio gardening

There’s a garden on my stoep!

Be bold and go bedless! Perfect your potting skills and never leave your patio without plants again.
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January in the Garden Life is a Garden

January in the Garden Checklist January Check List

The new year is always a great time to start afresh and get back into the garden.
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DIY colour experiment

DIY Colour a Bouquet Experiment

Transform white flowers into a rainbow bouquet Who says back to school can’t begin with a little fun?
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January in the garden life is a garden

January in the Garden – Back to Basics in the New Year. Back to Basics in the New Year

Garden Nutrition Like us, plants require food to keep them healthy and strong.
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January in the Garden Get your garden into shape

What better way to get your garden and health back on track and into shape then by sowing delicious leafy greens for those summer day salads.
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Bringing peace indoors

Peace, especially in our homes can be a good New Year's resolution – so it may be time to try a Peace Lily or a Peace in the home plant.
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Celebrating Summer with Edible Floral Popsicles Edible popsicles

These floral popsicles fresh from the freezer treats are almost too pretty to eat.
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Pots of flavour in small spaces Container Gardening

You don't need acres of garden to grow fresh salads and veggies. All you need is a balcony, patio or a postage-stamp of a garden, some good-quality terracotta pots, the right growing medium and a watering can, and you're A for away. 
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Watering your orchids Watch here!

Watch here!
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Touch-me-not – New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea Impatiens are part of the genus “impatiens”, which will come as no surprise to most, is Latin for “impatient”.
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How to deal with flies

Symptoms Human illness from contamination What does this mean for me/my plants? Should you not wash your fruit or veggies before you use them, you could run the risk of being contaminated by disease, which flies leave behind, from decomposing organic materials.
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Philodendron Hope

This no-nonsense, easy care plant is an indestructible that filters indoor toxins from the air.
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Hebe Sunset Boulevard (Hebe x speciosa)

Hebe Sunset Boulevard flowers heavily with bright purple and pink, from spring far into the summer.
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How to grow and get your 5-a-day

Summertime is the most celebratory season of all. The days stretch happily into the night and the sun rises earlier.
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January 2019 in your garden

Another new year, and there are 365 gardening days ahead so let’s get to it, and get up and garden!  
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Wooly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’)

Grevillea is an attractive, dense growing, low shrub which is a fuss free specimen to use in the garden.
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Groundcover Rosemary (Rosmarinus prostratus ’Tony’)

Rosmarinus officinalis is the ‘smart’ name for good old Rosemary…the herb responsible for the delicious scent when paired with roast lamb.
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