September

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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Friendly Frogs Gogga of the Month September

Did you know? Frogs in the garden are fantastic solutions for insect control and are actually a sign that your backyard ecosystem is well balanced.
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September in the Garden September Check List

September always kicks off with Arbor Week and this year it officially kicks off on Monday 31 August and runs until Friday 4 September.
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New Year, New Garden, New You New beginnings

The New Year is an exciting time when the promise of new beginnings lies ahead of us.
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Festive escape in your garden An abundance of gifts from your garden

It’s December and gift giving and celebrations are the highlight of the month.
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Plants that deter Mosquitos Insect repelling plants

One tell-tale sign that summer is in full swing is the arrival of Mosquitos.
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Dress up your dinner with edible flowers Edible flowers

Edible flowers can be used to dress up your dinners and add extra flavour to meals.
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Activate your indoor and patio garden senses Scented Garden

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses – Hanna Rjon.
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Your entertainment oasis awaits Must Love Gardening

The glorious summer has arrived and South Africans have come out of hibernation to relish in the hot days and warmer evenings.
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Garden vision – Let your garden vision board bloom Must Love Gardening

Does the idea of spending an afternoon in a tranquil and breath-taking landscaped garden sound enticing?
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Water Wise Watch: September 2019

This month at Water Wise Tshepiso Community Workshop One of Water Wise's mandate is to educate different stakeholders (internal and external) on water conservation and how this knowledge can be cascaded into daily activities at home or at work.
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Magnificent Trees of the Year 2019: Marula and Apple-leaf

The rustling sound of leaves blowing in the wind and birds singing from branches are a gentle reminder of the magnificence of trees.
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Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese Jasmine)

The sweet scent of Jasmine in the air clearly marks the arrival of spring in South Africa.
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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Margaret Roberts’

Lavandula is the genus name for what we all know as Lavender. A wonderful hardy plant that is actually related to the mint family and is mostly endemic to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
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New Beginnings – Embark on your garden journey Must Love Gardening

We believe nothing says spring like blossoms on the fruit trees, new flower buds, bright new leaves and the sound of the birds singing in the morning.
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Water Wise Watch: Sep 2018

This month at Water Wise PLANT A TREE! September is a month where we celebrate the end of the cold winter and the start of spring.
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Cabbage-palm (Cordyline australis ‘Sunrise’)

With the striking and vibrant colours, it resembles the African sunrise.  Narrow leaves with a reddish-pink mid-rib with pink edges.
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Geranium (Pelargonium grandiflorum Elegance® ‘Royalty White’)

A real show stopper, for plants that you can admire in your garden, covered with masses of White flowers with pink stains, in spring.
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September in the Garden

September in your garden As Margaret Atwood so finely put, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”, we couldn’t agree more!
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Promise in a pot Month 2 – Butterfly Banquet Window Box Learn how to DIY here!

Learn how to DIY here!
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