March

Water Wise Watch: Mar 2018

This month at Water Wise "Nature-based Solutions for Water "We all know that water plays an important role in our everyday lives, and that we cannot live without this precious resource.
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What to do about cutworm on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for March, cutworm, will often leave seedlings or grass looking fine one day, the next day they have wilted or collapsed What does this mean for me/my plants?
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Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond)

This new and very dramatic Crape myrtle has dark black leaves forming a vivid contrast to its vibrant purple blooms.
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Popular Petunias

Surely there’s not a living soul who has not heard of petunias at some time or another in their lives, such has been their popularity since the dawn of time, well almost.
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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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Super Smoothies

Super Smoothies for Autumn

Smoothies are a great way to use your home-grown fruit and veggies, and to get your daily requirement in a quick and tasty meal.
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March in the Garden

It’s not really autumn in the garden yet, March in the garden is simply late summer with a ‘day-old beard growth’ – a lovely time of year when there is much to do and to plant in the garden…     May the forest be with you!
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Reuse and recycle your old t-shirts – hanging planter DIY DIY here!

DIY here!
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Blue Potato Bush (Solanum) Patio Standard Abundance of purple flowers during Summer and Autumn

Abundance of purple flowers during Summer and Autumn
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Water Wise Watch: March

In this issue: Local and international water news Water Wise events Updates on water restrictions in your province Weather Dam capacities Drought information and FAQs Water Wise Tip of the Month from Leslie Hoy "To check for leaks in your home, first turn off all your taps and take a water meter reading.
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Portulaca Rio Grande

This incredibly hardy flat growing ground cover provides vivid colour in a garden throughout summer.
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Healthy Herb for March – Celery

Celery (Apium graveolens) Is it a herb or a vegetable? Whichever way you view it, celery has been grown for its nutritional and medicinal properties for at least 3000 years.
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Pink Polka Dot Plant and Balcony Gardening

Balcony gardening combines the best of both worlds! The vivid colours of shade-loving outdoor plants add brilliant bright colour to patios, balconies and atriums.
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How to make it yourself: A pine cone bird feeder Click here to DIY!

Click here to DIY!
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Sinnigia Speciosa ‘Multi Bells’

Common Name: Gloxinia ‘multi bells’ Botanical Name: Sinnigia Speciosa Benefits: Gloxinia multi bells has exceptional uniformity with an extraordinary number of flowers – up to 40 per plant.
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Banana ‘Williams’

The cultivar ‘Williams’, is a slightly taller species of banana. It has excellent large bunching characteristics and long fruit fingers, measuring approximately 20cm.
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Rhagodia Hastata

This hardy coastal plant is also known as the Salt Bush. If left to grow, it can reach up to 2m in height and spread prolifically.
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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’

Colourful, upright growing grass with variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy and hot pink running the length of the blade.
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Cyathea Brownii

Common Name: Cyathea  Brownii Botanical Name: Norfolk Tree Fern Benefits: There is a primeval elegance and simplicity about tree ferns.
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