Months of the Year

Plant red and white for your Christmas garden August in the Garden

We are already in August and spring is just a few days away.
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An indoor tropical paradise with the Monstera deliciosa Delicious Monster or Swiss cheese plant

As we head closer to winter the temptation to stay indoors increases, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some natural beauty from the rainforest.
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Aloe dinner party How to make a decorative Aloe in a vase table centre-piece

The Aloe family is found all over Africa with many species indigenous to South Africa.
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Water Wise Watch: July 2019

This month at Water Wise The Eco-Logic Awards is an event where individuals and companies are recognized and celebrated for their progressive contribution towards a sustainable world.
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Sea Urchin Airplants How to make an air plant in seashells

Succulents have become a trendy home-decor item. The fact that they are built to retain water and can survive on the smallest amount of care probably has a lot to do with their popularity.
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July in the Garden It should be a winter wonderland in your garden

Baby, it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors.
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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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Make Father’s Day Fabulous with a DIY Bonsai

Father’s Day is around the corner. A thoughtful gift handmade with love is the perfect way to honour dad and all he does for the family.
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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.
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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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Water Wise Watch: April 2019

This month at Water Wise "Protect our Species" The Earth is made up of a diverse number of elements that co-exist together to formulate a harmonious environment for all.
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Top Trend: An Introduction to Hydroponics – 5 Hydroponic growing methods for bountiful harvests

Growing your own wholesome food needn’t require soil or compost. Hydroponics offers a solution to bountiful harvests in small spaces requiring no soil.
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How to deal with armyworm

Symptoms The appearance of chewed leaf edges on lawns, caterpillar faeces, and damage to certain plants and vegetables.
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Chrysanthemums – the ideal indoor flower

The darkness of the night is pushed across the sky, tailed by a blur of pastel colours – this is how the night makes way for the dawn of a new day.
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April in the Garden

Folks in South Africa are lucky to have two ‘spring’ seasons every year – the traditional spring in September when plants from the Northern hemisphere flower, and another one in April when many of our own flowers abound.
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