Spring

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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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Friendly Frogs Gogga of the Month September

Did you know? Frogs in the garden are fantastic solutions for insect control and are actually a sign that your backyard ecosystem is well balanced.
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Pesky Psylla Gogga of the Month

Citrus trees provide a bounty of health benefits as well as beautiful sweet-smelling flowers, that compliment your garden space be it small or big.
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Be aware of the Christmas/Brown Beetle Gogga of the Month

Christmas beetles are seasonal and are generally active during the warmer months, especially during the festive season.
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Steer clear of Whiteflies Gogga of the Month

Whiteflies can be a menace in the garden. These flies are close relatives to aphids, they are both sap-sucking insects.
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Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese Jasmine)

The sweet scent of Jasmine in the air clearly marks the arrival of spring in South Africa.
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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Margaret Roberts’

Lavandula is the genus name for what we all know as Lavender. A wonderful hardy plant that is actually related to the mint family and is mostly endemic to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
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False Codling Moths Gogga of the Month

This month’s gogga of the month is the infamous False Codling Moth or Thaumatotibia (Crytoplebia) leucotreta.
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November in the Garden

Summer is about colour – everywhere! Old favourites are in full bloom so you need more of them.
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Bright and Beautiful Beetroot

Beetroot is a stalwart of the garden; an efficient crop (one can use both the leaves and roots) which doesn’t take up much space, and is also very nutritious.
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How to treat red spidermite on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for November will most likely cause fine, pale mottling with small yellow/green mites on the underside of leaves and stem.
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Hibiscus Graff

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis longiflora Adonicus var. ‘Adonicus’ (N) ZA 20155888 The perfect island dream.
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Promise in a pot: Raising your sights Read how to DIY here!

Read how to DIY here!
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Mandevilla Sundaville ® Cosmos White var. ‘Sunmandeho’

The Sundaville® Cosmos White (Sunmandeho) is a real vigorous climber. This mandevilla with super big flowers blooms non stop and is perfect suitable for pots, balcony boxes.
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October in the Garden

We pack a colourful punch this month with bright, flowering suggestions for you to plant and sow right now.
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How to deal with lawn weeds

Symptoms Our “visitor” of the month for October (not really a “gogga”) manifests itself in the appearance of broadleaf weeds on the lawn, patches of discoloured lawn, and even patches of soil where lawn has been completely destroyed.
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Agapanthus ‘White Ice’ (Agapanthus africanus)

The word Agapanthus is interestingly derived from the Greek words ‘agapѐ’ meaning love and anthos meaning flower.
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Promise in a pot: Herb pots for the window sill, or patio

Spring sweetness. When the days reach further into the evenings, spilling stars and the sunset’s streaks of gold and red across the same heavens.
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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ range

Hydrangea Endless summer Bloomstar Vivid purple or rose pink flower on sturdy stems.
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Pretty Portulaca

In some parts of the world Portulaca is aptly named the “Time flower” because the flower opens and closes at specific times of the day.
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