Seasonal Gardening

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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Flowering this month – July

While many plants shy away from harsh winter conditions, the African Daisy (Arctotis) is a hardy plant that boasts beautiful large and colourful daisy-like flowers that range from pink to red, yellow and burnt orange.
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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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August in the Garden

Awesome August has arrived, which means it’s almost time for a spring awakening… You will see on crispy August mornings new mint-green leaves sprouting, and bees and butterflies zooming over swathes of daisies turning their heads to the sun.
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Aloe Ice Cream

This small Aloe has attractive bi-coloured pink to creamy white flowers.  It is a medium to fast growing Aloe. Well suited to small gardens, mass planting as well as container gardening.
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July in the Garden

July in the garden will be cold and dry in some regions and cold and (hopefully) wet in others, but winter can never be boring if we dip into our treasure chest of saucy succulents and splendid shrubs which are dressed in their best right now.
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June in the Garden

The so-called ‘bleakness of a midwinter garden’ is a total myth, as many plants (whether indigenous like aloes, or exotic like camellias), flower with abundance in winter.
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Agapanthus praecox ‘Zambezi’

The word Agapanthus is interestingly derived from the Greek words ‘agapѐ’ meaning love and anthos meaning flower. Agapanthus ‘Zambezi’ brings a whole new dimension to these ‘love flowers’ with their striking broad variegated leaves and violet flower heads.
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August in the Garden

The sap is rising and most of nature awakens once more in expectation of another spring and major growing season to come… It is time to think about composting, planting, making pretty and tooling up.
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July in the Garden

In bygone days, gardeners would spend mid-winter poring over seed catalogues and planting bare-rooted roses and fruit trees sent to them by snail-mail or rail.
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June in the Garden

June in your garden Avid gardeners will tell you that their lifelong love of gardening and plants probably originated from the gift of a cool plant such as a cactus, bonsai tree, fly catcher, or a little love palm when still only a child.
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Strawberries

Who can resist the juicy, sweet, bright fruit of a strawberry? They are easy and rewarding to grow and will do well amongst other shrubs in a garden bed or in a pot.
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Recycled kitchen teapot planter

Going potty! We all know how frustrating it is when you (or that annoying guest) chips or breaks your favourite teapot.
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Tasty and healthy chow with salad leaves!

In yesteryear, the humble lettuce leaf was used mostly as a limp, green garnish next to a meaty dinner, or to keep one’s picnic sandwiches fresh.
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Gazania Kiss ‘Rose’

The Gazania family is yet another of South Africa’s indigenous gems that provide unbeatable colour. They are known as ‘Botterblomme’ in Afrikaans and are often referred to as ‘Treasure Flowers’ in English.
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August in the Garden

We’re not quite yet done with winter, but it is certainly time to start planning and planting for warmer weather. Remember, spring is just around the corner and all garden centres are stocked to the brim with instant colour.
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Denim-Jean Planter

Denim is all the rage in the fashion world at the moment - why not bring this fabulous fashion into your garden thinking too, and make a statement with it on your patio or indoors.
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July in the garden

Good gardeners always look ahead, even in the dead of winter. Apart from still planting deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers, one should also plant annuals and perennials which are just beginning to show colour now, as it will result in a rainbow of eye candy in early spring.
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Effortless Beauty

Petunias are renowned for three reasons; they’ve been around forever (known since the mid 1700s at least), they’re generous bloomers and there’s a petunia to suit every season.
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