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The Gardener Magazine

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Garden inspiration



  • A talented gardener turns a once decrepit backyard into a magical space filled with drama






  • Heavenly nandinas: Nandina domestica ‘Dragon Flame’ (red leaf heavenly bamboo), Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) and Nandina domestica ‘Pygmaea’ (dwarf heavenly bamboo)
  • Colour in overdrive – a selection of flowering annuals and perennials that will provide colour throughout the year – a month by month spreadsheet of colour
  • Fynbos for fragrance
  • Sweet alyssum bedding plants
  • Flax and fescue combination
  • Camellia sports and mutations
  • Plant profile: Aloe barberae
  • Proudly South African: Balloon milkweed



Kitchen gardening



  • Growing cabbages
  • Growing herbs for soups



Practical stuff



  • Winter feeding of birds
  • Bird seeds starts to make yourself
  • Pruning roses
  • Mulching to cover, decorate, prevent and protect
  • Plant a spring surprise pot recipe
  • Winter maintenance of lawnmowers and brush cutters
  • Building a concrete pond






  • Our projects this month includes:
  • Making a corrugated planter
  • Paving a patio
  • Making concrete tables and chairs





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