Edging Strong, flowing lines are the essence of good garden design. A common problem, however, is that those ‘strong lines’ tend to lose their definition over time and, with that, their impact. To maintain that definition, the gardener needs either a ‘straight eye’ and a trusty spade, or some assistance in the form of edging […]
Getting fit and healthy can be an expensive affair if you consider the cost of gym membership – sweaty and dreary institutions with hectic peak times and busy parking arcades, communal bathrooms, tyrannical personal trainers who resemble The Hulk, and watertight contracts that can tie you down for ages. Another point to consider is that […]
This arrangement is easy to put together. Start by melting a bar of lovely dark chocolate (2-3 minutes in a microwave, stirring every minute and make sure it doesn’t over heat); then dip one side of each strawberry, or cover the entire berry, and skewer each one on a wooden stick. Allow the chocolate to […]
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 […]
In the garden with Anna Recently, while visiting open gardens and garden shows, and judging gardening competitions, I met up with ‘long-time-no-see’ plants and learned new tricks.