How To With Fertiliser

August 21, 2023 9:47 am Published by

Fertilisers can be confusing as we now have access to a wide variety of sophisticated products with specialised formulations. The…

Natural Gardening

May 23, 2023 1:03 pm Published by

Gardening tasks like watering and feeding winter-flowering potted plants, pampering the crops in winter veggie beds, and the making of…

The Beauty Of Soil

March 1, 2023 10:20 am Published by

Always be water wise! Soil is one of the most important resources on earth. Healthy soil is a living ecosystem…

March Pruning

Pruning in March

February 28, 2023 12:02 pm Published by

With the long summer months slowly passing into the cooler and calm autumn days, it is time to take stock…

Get Your Blades Out

August 9, 2022 5:23 pm Published by

Early spring requires some pruning of tired old growth to rejuvenate woody plants and neaten others. The secret of success…

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Lawn Mower Maintenance

June 21, 2022 11:49 am Published by

While the little lawn plants are dormant, it’s a good idea to get any lawn mower maintenance done, services and…

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Overwinter Dahlias

May 12, 2022 11:07 am Published by

If you want to see those fat pom-pom dahlia blooms the size of a soup plate in your garden again…

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What is potting soil?

April 8, 2022 4:30 pm Published by

Technically, commercial potting soil is not soil at all, but a blend of materials like composted bark, perlite, sphagnum moss,…

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December Checklist

December 1, 2021 3:07 pm Published by

It’s that time of year again when you have to do constant maintenance on the garden and everything is growing…

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December Checklist

November 24, 2021 4:25 pm Published by

Here’s your December Checklist of things to do in the heavy summer months to maintain your garden and keep it…


Tips to Trump Weeds

November 8, 2021 9:18 pm Published by

With every new awakening after winter comes the weeds, and if you neglect to kill them off they will keep…

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Pruning in November

October 12, 2021 4:28 pm Published by

When you’re pruning in November remember to prune flowering peaches, almonds and ornamental quinces as soon as they have finished…

101 Spring Tips

September 13, 2021 3:56 pm Published by

1. Creative succulents Create stunning containers by mixing succulents with different textures, colours, and shapes. These fleshy plants are tough…

The Grass is Growing!

August 24, 2021 10:09 am Published by

Don’t let the grass grow under your feet this summer! With the joy of the recent rain, soil temperature has…


August in Your Garden

August 3, 2021 9:45 pm Published by

This quick checklist is to remind you what to do in August in your garden. Go for ‘Evka’… Pelargonium peltatum…

Waterproofing at its best

July 30, 2021 4:44 pm Published by

Eco Rubber™ is an established, proudly South African waterproof­ing manufacturer with its origins firmly rooted in the rugged Eastern Cape.…

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June in your garden

June 18, 2021 10:53 am Published by

Here is the June checklist to remind you what to plant and do in your garden during June. 1. Kitchen…

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Success With Seeds

June 14, 2021 8:51 pm Published by

Last month we looked at the advantages of seeds over seedlings. Now we give you a few tips to ensure…

Approaching winter

May 28, 2021 1:11 pm Published by

As winter approaches, we spend less and less time in the garden as the days get shorter and plants hunker…

Every Drop Counts

May 26, 2021 12:45 pm Published by

There is a limit to the amount of water that we have and that can be supplied in the pipe…


Weeds and Weedkillers

April 19, 2021 8:28 pm Published by

Keep on top of the invasion. The definition of a weed is essentially a ‘plant growing where you don’t want…


The Value of Earthworms

March 23, 2021 8:55 pm Published by

Charles Darwin, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, spent many years studying earthworms. He came to the conclusion that “no…

Power clean your paving

June 10, 2020 1:24 pm Published by

Powafix Mortar Off is a powerful acid detergent that is effective at cleaning bricks, paving, concrete and slasto surfaces. It…

Always Agapanthus

April 24, 2020 1:09 pm Published by

The name agapanthus is derived from the Greek words agape which means love and anthos flower. So these truly South…



April 8, 2020 1:26 pm Published by

Every garden needs a lemon tree The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualifies it for inclusion in…

Choosing Fertilizer

January 23, 2019 2:07 pm Published by

Once one is equipped with sufficient knowledge it is easier to make choices from the wide variety of excellent garden…

Terracotta Composter

November 7, 2018 9:53 am Published by

Composting Made Simple! Scatter a few of these simple composters throughout your veggie garden for convenient, effective composting. What you…

Do You Have Stressed Plants?

September 21, 2018 8:36 am Published by

Understanding the Signs & Symptoms of Stressed Plants by Jenny Slabber A crying new-born baby is bewildering to inexperienced parents,…

Potting by Water Zone

February 14, 2018 12:30 pm Published by

Plant lovely containers to match specific water zone needs. Responsible gardening hinges on good water management to get the best out…

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Contained to Grow

February 8, 2018 1:37 pm Published by

Container Plants Instant gardening with pretty plants and a variety of containers immediately raises the spirits, and this month garden…


February 1, 2018 8:04 am Published by

Strong, flowing lines are the essence of good garden design. A common problem, however, is that those ‘strong lines’ tend…


January 18, 2018 2:33 pm Published by

Beware the Straw-Man! Use PVC pipes, glue, your old jeans and some creative energy to build a discouraging decoy for…



January 18, 2018 2:04 pm Published by

Plants need nutrients, and the easiest way to feed them is with compost The importance of compost Any successful home…

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Gardening Fowl

January 17, 2018 1:21 pm Published by

Gardening most Fowl for your Soil As people seek a more sustainable lifestyle, it has become popular to keep gardening…


Scrounge for Containers

January 17, 2018 8:40 am Published by

Before throwing any containers away, look at how it could be re-used or re-purposed. Instead of seedling trays use jumbo…

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Garden Smoothie

January 17, 2018 8:11 am Published by

A smoothie for your garden soil Blend together banana skins, used filter coffee grounds, eggshells and some water. The banana…


Rhaphiolepis x delacourii

January 11, 2018 12:04 pm Published by

Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis x delacourii is an evergreen shrub with medium- sized, tough, leathery leaves that are dark green, sometimes…

Red Spider Mites

November 3, 2017 11:30 am Published by

Summer sees a proliferation of red spider mites on a host of different crops and ornamentals in the garden. They…

Spring Gardening

October 3, 2017 1:10 pm Published by

Winter is history and the time has come to prepare for spring gardening. Whether you have a large garden with…

Winter Gardening

June 14, 2017 11:57 am Published by

The sap flow in plants is decreasing rapidly and most plants are growing slowly. Luckily the 21 of June is…

Gardening Tips for May

May 1, 2017 6:18 am Published by

Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant…

Autumn Gardening

April 19, 2017 11:53 am Published by

AUTUMN – a busy time of year for gardening enthusiasts! The crisp morning air and longer nights is a sign…

Sow Romantic Sweet Peas

March 30, 2017 12:05 pm Published by

Of all the spring-flowering cottage garden flowers, Sweet Peas are probably the prettiest and most rewarding. But to enjoy an…


Edging Your Beds

March 1, 2017 12:46 pm Published by

By Anna Celliers Edging flower beds and pathways attractively and neatly is as important as hemming a dress or framing…

January Checklist

January Checklist

January 1, 2017 12:54 pm Published by

Most gardeners take time off in January to enjoy their gardens and spend time with family and friends. There is…

Water saving

January 18, 2016 8:38 am Published by

We all know that our fresh water resources are under threat and by saving water at home, we can not…

Storing Winter Bulbs

January 15, 2016 7:44 am Published by

When your winter bulbs have finished flowering and the leaves have died back it is time to dig them up…


Inventive recycling

September 23, 2015 11:39 am Published by

This easy-to-build water feature, made from discarded household items, bubbles soothingly in the smallest of spaces and takes recycling to…



August 31, 2015 9:13 am Published by

Gardeners are often uncertain about the difference between compost and mulch. Compost is what remains once plant and vegetable matter…

How to make compost heap

March 19, 2015 10:45 am Published by

Scientifically, composting is defined as the biological decomposition of organic wastes under controlled conditions. Good compost is made by following…

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