Make the most of your growing season through winter gardening Winter, the time when temperatures are at their lowest and gardening usually takes a plunge. This doesn’t need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to […]
Healthy soil holds water for longer periods, allowing less frequent watering! Water restrictions have been implemented across the country to reduce water demand by 15% to align with targets set by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Despite recent rains received in Gauteng which may see the water restrictions lifted, other provinces in the country […]
A water-wise garden should have plants with similar water requirements grouped together High water use zone (3 drop) This hydrozone should be kept as small as possible. These plants will need frequent weekly watering throughout the year. Plant 3 drop plants, such as annuals and spring-flowering bulbs, in containers. These include begonias and impatiens. Medium […]
Water saving We all know that our fresh water resources are under threat and by saving water at home, we can not only help preserve our water but save money as well.
Pomegranate tree There was a time when pomegranate trees or shrubs were quite common in gardens. Then they became old fashioned and disappeared almost completely. Here and there an old tree still lingered in a garden and if its branches held fruit, it always lured passers-by. Perhaps it’s nostalgia or perhaps it’s the unique taste […]
Garden centres stock an array of portable water features that take no longer than a Saturday morning to install in the garden or on the patio.
Large or small, a water feature will enhance your garden. With a little planning, a water feature can be installed in an afternoon or a weekend, depending on its size and the effect you wish to create.
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 […]