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A Bee-Friendly Backyard

This month, Life is a Garden is taking part in the important global conversation about the need for urgent bee conservation.
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October in the Garden October Check List

October is the month of flowering profusion with the queen of flowers, the rose, putting on a glorious first flush of blooms in the Highveld.
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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. Common tree of the year is the Cape ash or essenhout Ekebergia capensis, which is a stunning, lush evergreen tree that grows in many parts of the country, except the regions with heavy frost.
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Staghorn Ferns – A Desired Exotic Beauty

Hooray, spring has arrived! Allow yourself to be swept up in all the blossoming joy and bliss coming to life in your garden.
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Life is a Garden: The Plant Journey

The Plant Journey – A Plant’s Life From Nucleus to Nursery

Dear readers. You are exclusively invited to this month’s super special edition of Life is a Garden.
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August in the Garden Spring into action

Although spring only officially starts on the 1st of September, we don’t need a calendar to see that spring has sprung!
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July in the Garden All that glitters is gold, yellow, orange, and red!

Let’s celebrate Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July in style by showcasing – the gorgeous, golden-yellowStrelitzia, appropriately named after Madiba as ‘Mandela’s Gold’.
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Natural Remedies from your garden

The flu season started early this year with the arrival of Covid-19, which has had an unprecedented impact on the whole world.
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June in the Garden Midday gardening with monsters, berries and birds

Winter has arrived, but luckily our days are still blessed by lovely, lunchtime sunshine in most parts of the country.
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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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April in the Garden There is no planet B!

Let us nurture our planet Earth by using sustainable practices and nourishing our soils so that they can continue to produce healthy food for us all.
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March in the Garden Happy autumn and a merry March, maintenance month!

Happy autumn and a merry March, maintenance month! It’s time to prepare those beds for some annual autumn planting and sow them seeds for the new season.
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Let’s save our trees! Shothole Borer

Gardens are under attack by an enemy that we can barely see. Arm yourselves with this valuable information and be ready to go to war!
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Colour your garden bluetifully Classic Blue - Colour of the year

In a world of constant hustle and bustle, the trend forecasters at Pantone thought everyone could do with a little time out.
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February in the Garden The garden - your happy place

February is great for outdoor living and entertaining on our patios, around the pool or braaing and picnicking in our gardens.
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The garden is my happy place

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your soil - Mario Quintana.
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January in the Garden Get your garden into shape

What better way to get your garden and health back on track and into shape then by sowing delicious leafy greens for those summer day salads.
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Bringing peace indoors

Peace, especially in our homes can be a good New Year's resolution – so it may be time to try a Peace Lily or a Peace in the home plant.
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Pots of flavour in small spaces Container Gardening

You don't need acres of garden to grow fresh salads and veggies. All you need is a balcony, patio or a postage-stamp of a garden, some good-quality terracotta pots, the right growing medium and a watering can, and you're A for away. 
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Floradale Nursery East London Floradale Nursery

East London
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