Plants

Pansies – bedding besties

Pansies love the cold and there is nothing better on a chilly winter morning that gazing on to their happy faces.
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June in the Garden

The days are shorter and the nights long and cold, but there is always something to plant and do in the garden.
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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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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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Cheeky Chimeni (Plectranthus chimanimaniensis)

Plectranthus chimanimaniensis is one of the lesser known Plectranthus varieties and is a firm favourite amongst gardeners!
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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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Pride of India/Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond)

This new and very dramatic Crape myrtle  (Pride of India) has dark black leaves forming a vivid contrast to its vibrant purple blooms.
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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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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis grandiflora ‘Boreas Yellow’

The perfect island dream. Spectacular long lasting large bright yellow flower with a burgundy centre.
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Carex Eversheen

This ornamental grass forms a low cascading clump of leathery dark green leaves with cream margins.
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Edible Gardening for March – 6 ways to improve your exotic pet’s health with fresh greens

Dogs and cats make loving pets, they’re always ready to greet you when you arrive home. 
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Sweet vburnum (Viburnum sinensis)

One of the best plants for a luxurious looking hedge. Quick growing and bird attracting.
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Tree Aloe (Aloe X dichotoma/barberae ‘Booysen’)

Aloe ‘Booysen’ is a new species of Aloe and was grown in the Western Cape, South Africa, by Mr Kassie Booysen.
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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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Yellow Spekboom (Portulacaria afra ‘Aurea’)

Portulacaria afra ‘Aurea’ is an indigenous plant known commonly as the Yellow Rainbow Bush or Yellow Elephant Food.
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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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Carex everillo

This eye-catching lime yellow sedge will add excitement to shady spots of your garden.
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Touch-me-not – New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea Impatiens are part of the genus “impatiens”, which will come as no surprise to most, is Latin for “impatient”.
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Brush Cherry/Eugenia (Syzygium paniculatum) Excellent plant for topiaries

Excellent plant for topiaries
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