Give your roses the attention they need to succeed and get ready for Spring! September is almost as exciting as October because the roses are growing at pace, setting buds by the score and bursting with vigour and health. All the energy comes from the reserves stored in the stems over winter, and they almost […]
A colourful, fragrant spring garden is incomplete without bulbs. Whether in pots or flowerbeds, indoors or outdoors, bulbs are guaranteed to add a wow factor wherever they bloom. Babiana Is known commonly as baboon flower. And although they may look delicate, are tough and designed to handle any of the harsh climates of South Africa Ixia […]
Read in Afrikaans Many of the most important spring flowers need to be planted out as young seedlings in autumn. Start planning now for spring to make sure it’s filled with seasonal beauty. 1. Aquilegia (Colombine) These are attractive annuals and/or perennials that are ideal for dappled shade in colder climates. They grow easily […]
Surprise Spring Pot July is a great time to plant up pots and containers for a spring display of the highest order. By doing this early you give the plants time to grow and settle in before spring arrives, ensuring they’re ready to burst into full bloom as temperatures rise. Mixed plantings have become popular […]
Strawberry Fields To enjoy sweet strawberries in spring and early summer you should be preparing and planting now The best spot to grow strawberries is in full sun, in soil that drains quite well. Start off by digging the soil over to about a spade’s depth, removing all stones, plant roots and weeds. Apply ample […]
Winter is history and the time has come to prepare your garden for spring. Whether you have a large garden with lawns and trees, or even a flat balcony, you can share in the joys of spring. To ensure a beautiful spring garden, there is a lot of preparation to do. The first step is […]
Spiking your lawn with a garden fork (known as ‘aerating’ the lawn) will boost its growth.
August is the time to get out those seed packets and hone your sowing, spacing and thinning out skills.
All the lovely fragrances of spring waft along as the season gracefully bows in, the heavily scented blooms reminding me of English coffee shops and street kiosks selling great armfuls of flowers.
Although it may not yet feel like it, autumn is on its way and root vegetables, including carrots, beetroot, onions, turnips and radishes, prefer the cooler growing conditions.