Eco/Water Wise Gardening

Say ALOE to your little friends

Aloe is part of the succulent family with a long history of medicinal use, dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt.
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ALOE-lujah for Africa’s Medicine!

For thousands of years, Aloe has been revered for its many profound medicinal uses.
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Mushrooms

All about mushrooms

Mushrooms are not just toadstools from our fairy-tale books. As fungi, mushrooms are biologically distinct from any other food groups we all know.
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Eco warrior

Eco-Warriors: Love them Lizards Love them Lizards

Have no fear! Lizards are friends to the garden bringing gifts of goodwill with them.
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Save our water, save our planet!

Water is a precious resource that is essential for all life form from plants and animals to humans.
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Water Wise Watch: December 2019

This month at Water Wise A season to be jolly! The festive season is here and the excitement is already in the air.
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Why soil matters!

A fertile and healthy soil is the basis for healthy plants, animals, and humans.
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Fertilising for happier, healthier plants

Every gardener is brought loads of joy from seeing their precious plants flourish! 
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Preparing Your Garden Soil for Planting

A healthy garden soil is essential for healthy plants. If your soil is rich and nutritious there will be little need for fertilisers, and even pesticides.
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Therapeutic gardening for good health

In a fast-paced world dictated by technology we have a tendency to turn to the natural world for solace.
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Pots of flavour in small spaces

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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Basic Seed Sowing

Although starting flowers, vegetables, herbs and lawn from seed seems like an easy task the Life is a Garden team are often asked questions around the very basics of how to sow seeds.
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Mulching Against Climate Change

With the rather aggressive onset of our 2019 summer, it is increasingly obvious that “climate change” is not just an inconsequential topic of debate between politicians and environmental activists.
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Water Wise Watch: November 2019

This month at Water Wise We are well into summer and the temperatures are soaring, with little rain in sight at the moment. 
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Palm peat

High quality natural growing medium made from coconut fibre. A uniform, consistent, high quality horticultural growing medium, which ensures good germination of seed, and vigorous root, plant and flower development.
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Beach House Lawn Care Tips that are Absolutely Essential

Owning a home can be a big responsibility – you have to pay the bills, buy the groceries, manage the household, and decorate, if you have time.
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“The why and how” of Compost for your garden

What exactly is compost used for - and in what application? If you are confused about this – you are not alone!
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Organic vs Inorganic fertiliser?

Organic and inorganic fertilisers provide plants with the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong.
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Water Wise Watch: October 2019

This month at Water Wise As we enter October, a month after Arbor Day celebrations, the trees that were planted during Arbor Day will be acclimatizing with the new season and will start producing new buds and flowers.
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Water Wise Watch: September 2019

This month at Water Wise Tshepiso Community Workshop One of Water Wise's mandate is to educate different stakeholders (internal and external) on water conservation and how this knowledge can be cascaded into daily activities at home or at work.
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