By Anna Celliers Edging flower beds and pathways attractively and neatly is as important as hemming a dress or framing a picture – it adds the finishing touch to a garden. Some gardeners use edging materials as a tool to accentuate favourite plants and focal points or to display them to perfection, others use edging […]
When someone hires a garden consultant like myself, it’s very rare that in the first meeting with the client to discuss garden changes we’re met with the simple statement, “I just want a beautiful garden, nothing more and nothing less”. Needless to say, my team and I were left a little lost. This first meeting […]
This coastal garden may be small, but it offers plenty of interest in its various ‘rooms’ and subtle naturalistic plantings, full of texture and harmonious colour. This small garden in Plettenberg Bay was designed for a Johannesburg couple who decided to convert their holiday retreat into a home to retire in. The property is on […]
At some point or another when we were younger we all loved seeing and playing with a miniature version of the world we live in. Girls played with doll houses and boys played with train sets and dinky cars. Today the world has changed, but small-scale joy is still seen in villages built out of […]
Planting up a beautiful pavement garden is usually the last item on a gardener’s agenda, yet such a garden can set the whole tone for the rest of the home and garden.
In today’s stressful world, moonlight gardens might just be the antidote we’re all searching for, so spend this month planning and planting your own.
A garden can help restore hope, reduce stress and promote a feeling of wellbeing, even for those whose eyesight if failing.
Trim or mow over Perma Edge for a neat, tidy definition of beds, lawns or paths. It is ideal for the separation of any component used in the garden, including stone, soil, gravel, cement, tiles and other hard landscaping. Contact Nikki on 031 791 0162 or 082 908 5111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.permaedge.co.za
The heady perfume of roses, the eye-catching colours of many different perennials, the rich swathes of different grasses and the controlled formality of a parterre garden greet you at the garden gate. It is horticultural agony for a plant lover to decide which ‘garden room’ to visit first…
When flying over densely populated parts of South African suburbia, you have the opportunity to peep into many urban backyards containing conventional swimming pools kept in pristine condition with the help of chemicals, permanently sucking vacuum cleaners and frequent manual maintenance by the owners. The gardens surrounding these unnatural-looking blue expanses of water are normally […]