Seasonal Gardening

Pink ROSES in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Rose Month

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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Get the look – Food for Thought Must Love Gardening

This gorgeous edible garden makes you think twice about traditional row sowing. Why not create a stylish veggie garden that serves not only as a functional food source but also as a relaxing chill space where you can share and enjoy your edibles with friends. 
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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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New Year, New Garden, New You New beginnings

The New Year is an exciting time when the promise of new beginnings lies ahead of us. It is a time of self-reflection and motivates us to improve our lives.
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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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Festive escape in your garden An abundance of gifts from your garden

It’s December and gift giving and celebrations are the highlight of the month. This often requires spending time searching for parking spots at busy shopping centres and wandering endlessly through crowded stores in search of the perfect gift to show appreciation to those you love.
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Plants that deter Mosquitos Insect repelling plants

One tell-tale sign that summer is in full swing is the arrival of Mosquitos. These annoying little guys transmit diseases, buzz around your ear, suck your blood and if that’s not enough – they leave an itchy bite.
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Dress up your dinner with edible flowers Edible flowers

Edible flowers can be used to dress up your dinners and add extra flavour to meals. The practice of eating flowers dates as far back as 3000BC, and we are so glad to see it growing in popularity again in households around the globe.
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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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Activate your indoor and patio garden senses Scented Garden

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses – Hanna Rjon. Sensory gardens have been the talk of the town for a while.
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Your entertainment oasis awaits Must Love Gardening

The glorious summer has arrived and South Africans have come out of hibernation to relish in the hot days and warmer evenings.
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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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Garden vision – Let your garden vision board bloom Must Love Gardening

Does the idea of spending an afternoon in a tranquil and breath-taking landscaped garden sound enticing? Well, with our help you’ll be digging in and transforming your garden into a haven just in time to have it ready for the festive season.
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Bursting Clivias Blooming Babes

Spring is in the air, and with it, many of our favourite plants are blooming.  No South African garden should be without the beautiful blazing orange of a blooming Clivia.
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New Beginnings – Embark on your garden journey Must Love Gardening

We believe nothing says spring like blossoms on the fruit trees, new flower buds, bright new leaves and the sound of the birds singing in the morning.
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Columbine (Aquilegia ‘Songbird’)

This compact plant has eye catching, darling bell shaped flowers from in an assortment of colours. It flowers from Spring to Autumn, enjoys semi shade and reaches a height of 50cm.
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Colour Explosion

Impatiens – known to many as “Busy Lizzies” – are a vital ingredient to any summer garden. Few other plants offer such a mass of blooms for such a long period as these valiant little plants.
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