Seasonal Gardening

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Plant Moms Botanical Boss

Plant Mom Addition  May is for the plant moms! Embrace becoming a botanical boss and dig your way into the world of plant parenting with confidence.
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Biodiversity – All things that Fly and Crawl

Life is a Garden invites you to become eco-custodians to South Africa’s heralding wildlife, right from your backyard! Reap the rich rewards and fall in love with our vibrant biodiversity that flies, swarms, and crawls with life.
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Poppies and Petunias Balcony Besties

As the sun sets to welcome the evening sky in all its colourful glory, sit back and relax on the balcony with some potted poppies and petunias for company.
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Trendy Very Peri

The Pantone colour of the year is Very Peri – a courageous, statement-making violet-blue that generates creativity and inspiration in the garden.
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Tiptop Topiary

Show off your champion gardening skills with stunning topiary plants, pruned to sophisticated perfection. Follow Life is a Garden’s topiary style guide and get the look this autumn! 
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Plant Transpiration Experiment DIY

Did you know? Just like we release water vapour through our mouths as we breathe, so do plants through their stomata - tiny, pore-like structures on the surfaces of leaves.
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April In the Garden

April in the garden Everything is awesome in April

Happy second month of autumn, gardeners! Although it’s getting colder, the landscape is truly warmed up by the rich colour pallet around us.
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May Checklist

Here’s what to grow and sow in May with some handy maintenance reminders. Make sure you’re clued-up on how to get down in the May garden here:  https://bit.ly/3tH6BC1
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May in the Garden Checklist Gardening Checklist

Be a winter-winner, get your May maintenance in check, sow cool-season seeds, and grow with the flow as we enter our last month of autumn.
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What to do in the April garden?

Check out these tricks of the trade and find out which flowers, herbs, and veggies to grow and sow for a cool-season paradise.
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Throwing shade at the sun Shade gardening

Gone are the days when shady means barren! This month, Life is a Garden is shedding light on darker spaces with a little shade-spiration to bring all areas of the garden to life.
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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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April in the Garden Checklist Gardening Checklist

Like the calm before the cool, winter preparations are smooth sailing this month with Life is a Garden’s crisp April checklist.
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March Checklist

How’s them flowers looking? Are you prepped for cool-season crops? Make sure you’re clued-up on how to get down in the March garden here: https://bit.ly/39F2I7W
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March Checklist

March in the Garden Checklist Gardening Checklist

As the last month of summer comes to an end, it’s time to start preparing the garden for autumn and winter growing.
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Why your veggies need friends Companion Plants

Companion planting means growing certain plants close together for their mutually beneficial effects, such as pest protection or growth enhancement. Bedding besties allow you to have your cake AND eat it – your desired harvest flourishing gogo-free and eco-friendly with little other effort required from you.
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Bee – Happy

Life is a Garden has put together a few tips on how to create a bee-friendly garden and do your bit to save the VIP’s – (very important pollinators)!
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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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