Seasonal Gardening

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. Bees or Butterflies - in your happy place Without bees there would be very few flowers and even fewer fruits and vegetables since they are our superhero pollinators.
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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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December in the Garden Let the festivities begin

After a year of “busyness” and hard work, there is nothing better than relaxing with friends and family over the holidays.
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November in the Garden Get your garden holiday ready

The end of the year is upon us, and with that comes family time and catching up with friends. Whether you are going away for the holidays or staying at home and entertaining – Life is a Garden suggest you get your garden holiday-ready during November.
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October in the Garden Celebrating Gardening

With the 20th of October being ‘Garden Day’ and October being ‘Rose month’ – what an opportune month to celebrate gardening!
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Bring health and life to your garden Garden paradise

Contribute your own little piece of Eden to the Earth and invite the buzz, whir and tweet of some colourful little guests that will appreciate it as much as you do.
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Spring brings new beginnings September in the Garden

September is here – the sun is getting warmer, and our gardens are showing new signs of life. Spring is the perfect time to look at your garden with fresh eyes, make some changes and plan for the summer months ahead. 
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August in the Garden Preparing for the warmer months

It's the last month of winter and while we await the burst of spring blossoms and blooms, the Cyclamen will delight the senses with its beautiful twisted petals that look like tiny butterfly wings.
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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. While Christmas may not be at the top of your mind, this is the perfect time to prepare your festive garden to impress your friends and family at Christmas.
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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. There are several plants that thrive in the cooler months and can transform your garden into a winter wonderland.
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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. Take Mom to a GCA garden centre to spoil her with graceful Phalaenopsis and stunning Cyclamens – both in flower now!
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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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March in the garden

Early autumn is like an alternative spring and March is actually the best month to plant new trees and shrubs. It’s logical – whatever you plant in this temperate month, will have the whole autumn and winter to establish before bursting into new growth in spring, which removes the possibility of the plants having to deal with replanting shock.
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February in the Garden

Time to play around with heat-hardy plants and containers. Make your way to a GCA nursery today and stock up on commercial soil mixes, drainage chips, decorative pebbles, pots and start playing with lots of funky plants!
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January 2019 in your garden

Another new year, and there are 365 gardening days ahead so let’s get to it, and get up and garden!   Smart planting GCA nurseries all over the country recommend the following all-rounders as their best sellers for smart planting in January: ‘Kaleidoscope’ is a dwarf Abelia grandiflora hybrid (70 x 90cm) with ever-changing foliage.
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December in the Garden

Have a green Festive Season this year by substituting the boring old gifts like soaps and socks, with plants and gardening products that will add lasting value to the lives of loved ones.
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