May

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Upcycle Cans Can you dig this DIY upcycle?

We love upcycling almost as much as we love gardening – and that’s like, allot!
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Upcycle Doll Planter Upcycle fun

No doubt some of you organised and de-cluttered over lockdown, but there are some items that we just cannot bear to part with.
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Growing Spinach in a Jar Experiment

Our gardeners from Life is a Garden conducted this family-friendly, insightful little seed germination experiment during the lockdown days.
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Life is a Garden Build a Bat Box for Daddy

Build a Bat Box for Daddy

This Father’s Day, we’re taking dads back to their childhood with a superhero bat box, DIY style!
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Life is a Garden – Must Love Gardening Level up your little green thumbs

Level up your little green thumbs Must Love Gardening

In celebration of Youth Day on June 16, Life is a Garden is on a mission to get kids dabbing for dirt!
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May the bush be with you African Gardens

Nothing says proudly South African quite like a braai in the bushveld, a couple of cold ones between friends, and a silhouetted Acacia tree at twilight.
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Gardening promotes mental and physical health

Gardening has never been more important than now. Indulge and nourish your mental and physical well-being with the re-opening of your beloved GCA Garden Centres.
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Mother’s Day Macramé Plant Hangers

Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a hand-crafted, Mother's Day gift. Brush up on your knotting skills because the sassy 70's décor is back, baby!
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May in the Garden Let’s revel in our African sunshine and plant some of our spectacular indigenous seeds and bulbs this season!

Hang in there gardeners! Your beloved, outdoor sanctuaries will soon be open.  While you wait for your post-pandemic indulgence at favourite GCA Garden Centre, let’s take this time to rejoice in this beautiful and envied continent of ours.
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Water Wise Watch: May 2019

This month at Water Wise   'Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health' International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is an annual event that takes place on 22 May.
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Juncus Effuses (Common rush or Soft rush)

Juncus effusus is an evergreen perennial plant with a striking vertical habit. It is highly ornamental with a fanning growth pattern and is often used in landscaping which includes sunny water gardens and freshwater wetlands.
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Trending: Grow your own coffee tree indoors!

The coffee plant (or rather a tree!) botanically known as Coffea arabica, can earn you kudos from coffee snobs if you can manage to grow it successfully in your sitting room as an indoor plant. Why should you try it? It is a very ornamental novelty plant with dark, shiny leaves and fragrant white flowers.
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Container gardening on the balcony with Poppies and Petunias

Balconies are the meeting point for the great outdoors and the comforts of the home.
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A Mother’ Day treat to share with mom

A flower starts as a bud. Simple and humble. Like a newborn baby, there is only a whisper of promises to come.
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How to deal with scale on indoor plants

Tan or brown oval insects with a hard shell can sometimes infect the stems and undersides of the leaves of indoor plants.
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May in the Garden

Tie a knot somewhere to remind you that it is Mother’s Day on Sunday 12 May.
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Aloe Peri-Peri var. ‘Peri Peri’

A dramatically long flowering period, with its masses of sizzling hot orange-red flowers.
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Fountain Bush (Russelia equisetiformis ‘Fire Cracker’)

A weeping shrub that, when in full bloom, looks as if it is raining flowers.
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Gardenia (Gardenia cinderella)

Botanical Name: Gardenia Cinderella This Gardenia has a smaller leaf and the flower is just as beautiful and fragrant yet it flowers more than once.
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Water Wise Watch: May 2018

This month at Water Wise "For the love of birds" What would the world be without birds?
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