June

Water Wise Watch: June 2019

This month at Water Wise Hello winter! As winter slowly creeps in, some of us are loving it while some want it to end already.
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The Rose of Winter (Camellia japonica)

A beautiful elegant shrub with dark green glossy foliage. Mature plant size may vary due to growing conditions and climate, ±4m x 3m.
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Healthy herbs for winter comfort food

Winter is all about comfort food and that means slow cooking; simmering soups and stews for hours until the meat drops off bone.
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Water Wise Watch: Jun 2018

This month at Water Wise "Keep the freeze at bay, the Water Wise way" Winter has arrived and the temperature has already dropped.
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Celebrating Father’s Day – Hands-on and Outdoors

Perfect for those who enjoy sitting in the garden or gathering round dad’s braai, the grass pot-stool will keep your children excited to be seated!
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June in the Garden

The so-called ‘bleakness of a midwinter garden’ is a total myth, as many plants (whether indigenous like aloes, or exotic like camellias), flower with abundance in winter.
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The Mirror Bush (Coprosma repens ‘Pacific Sunrise’)

Glossy and almost polished leaves denote that this plant is often referred to as the mirror bush.
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Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum ‘White Mountain’)

This outstanding plant provides masses of stunning white blooms with large golden centres that create a wow factor in any garden.
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Water Wise Watch: June

In this issue: Local and international water news Updates on water restrictions in your province Weather Dam capacities Drought information and FAQs Water Wise Tip of the Month from Leslie Hoy "At this very cold time of year,  if you run a tap to wait for the water to heat up, please collect the cold water in a bucket and use it to water your plants".
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Desert Rose

Desert Rose (X Graptoveria ‘Caerulescens’)

Desert Rose is a rosette-shaped, clump-forming succulent. It grows best in full sun to partial sun.
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Scotch Moss

Scotch Moss (Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’)

  Scotch Moss is an evergreen perennial groundcover that forms a very low moss-like carpet of bright neon-yellow foliage.
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Vital Veggie – June: Growing Broccoli

It is hardly an exaggeration to describe broccoli as “the wonder vegetable”. It is the most nutritionally rich of all vegetables and, as everyone knows by now, a major agent in preventing different kinds of cancer and heart disease.
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Father’s Day June 2017: Spoil Dad With A Raised Veggie Box Planter

A dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. He is the one who picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.
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Ideal for Indoors – June: Stunning Cymbidiums

June might be a cold and gloomy time in South Africa but it’s the highlight of the year for Cymbidium orchid lovers!
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Colourful Winters

Colourful Winters

One of nature’s gifts to us during winter is the sweet, fragrant face of pansies and violas.
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June in the Garden

June in your garden Avid gardeners will tell you that their lifelong love of gardening and plants probably originated from the gift of a cool plant such as a cactus, bonsai tree, fly catcher, or a little love palm when still only a child.
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Aloe Porcupine A very attractive compact aloe

A very attractive compact aloe
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Abelia x grandiflora Kaleidoscope

The new variegated growth emerges bright yellow with a light green center throughout spring gradually turning to golden yellow with a deep green center into the summer months.  
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Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)

Also known as Elephant’s food/the Pork bush, Portulacaria afra is a succulent shrub with small rounded leaves and a contrasting red stem.
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Nandina Pygmaea

Nandina Pygmaea

Nandina domestica is an elegant small evergreen shrub of upright, bamboo-like habit, the compound leaves with lanceolate leaflets that turn bright fire red during winter.
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