Seasonal Gardening

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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May in the Garden

The mild month of May is a perfect time to add new plants to your autumn garden. Plant some winter and spring beauties on ‘Workers’ Day (you will be at home on the public holiday on 1 May!) and see how smart plants can ‘work’ for you in the seasons to come… Trending – ‘Colour blocking’ Colour blocking is a fashion trend which originated from the artwork of Dutch painter, Piet Mondriaan.
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April in the Garden

It’s April gardening – spring bulb planting time, and school holidays again. Put the kids to work and play, with you in the backyard this Easter.
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March in the Garden

It’s not really autumn in the garden yet, March in the garden is simply late summer with a ‘day-old beard growth’ – a lovely time of year when there is much to do and to plant in the garden…     May the forest be with you!
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May in the Garden

First of all, tie a knot somewhere to remind you that it is Mother's Day on Sunday, 14 May, and remember that your local GCA garden centre will be stocked to the rafters with the prettiest gift ideas to make all moms smile!
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April in the Garden

Colour matters and to enjoy lots of autumn colour now, means you should PLANT SMART. 'Smart planting' means taking home top sellers, buying plants which are in season (a time when they will be looking their best!), and using those which will give you better bang for your buck!
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March in the Garden

It’s planting season! Time to get new plants into the ground to establish before winter and also the ideal time to move and replant trees and perennials.
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May in the garden

Gardening in May is like putting a baby to bed. You clean it up, feed it, play awhile, kiss it goodnight and cover it warmly with a blanket.
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Painted Plant Stone Markers Painted Plant Stone Markers

Painted Plant Stone Markers
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On the snail trail On the snail trail

On the snail trail
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Sponge Lettuce

What holds water but is full of holes? A Sponge! Did you know you can grow lettuce in one too? Get the kids to try this wonderfully simple activity this weekend.
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Garden Care in March

What to Do: March is maintenance month! So here are a few pointers for prepping your garden for the cooler months that lie ahead: Prepare beds for autumn annual planting.
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March in the garden

Mother Nature is holding her breath. She is calming her winds, lengthening her shadows and cooling down the sun’s rays in preparation for a seasonal change.
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March in the Garden

According to the calendar it should be early autumn, but in South Africa, Mother Nature’s sun is still hot and sitting high in the sky with yet no great hurry to set at the end of the day.
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April in the Garden

Mother Nature holds her breath in April to allow gardeners a gentle month in which to plant flowers and food, and to prune, feed and mulch before she slaps us with winter.
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