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THE SOCIETY GARLIC

THE SOCIETY GARLIC

Tulbaghia violacea Common names: Wild Garlic or Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea is an indigenous bulbous plant that is very hardy and easy to grow. It can withstand drought, heat and even bitter cold weather, making it a wonderful plant for a low-maintenance...

PLUMBAGOS ARE BLUE … PLUMBAGOS ARE WHITE

PLUMBAGOS ARE BLUE … PLUMBAGOS ARE WHITE

Yes, Plumbago auriculata is worth singing about! This beautiful, indigenous, evergreen shrub is really a stunning plant with beautiful flowers - complete and perfect.  It is a fast-growing shrub, mostly for sunny positions. It will tolerate a little bit of shade, but...

FERTILISER BASICS FOR EVERY GARDENER

FERTILISER BASICS FOR EVERY GARDENER

Even if you are lucky enough to start with great soil, as your plants grow they absorb nutrients and leave the soil less fertile. By applying fertiliser to your garden or vegetable patch you replenish the lost nutrients and ensure that your plants have the food they...

USING OLD TEA BAGS IN YOUR GARDEN

USING OLD TEA BAGS IN YOUR GARDEN

Before you toss away another tea bag, please take note! Tea bags are not just for brewing tea. They can be used in your garden in a green method of disposal and are good for the health of all your plants as well as the soil. Note: Always make sure that the tea bags...

THE VERSATILE FALSE OLIVE PLANT

THE VERSATILE FALSE OLIVE PLANT

Buddleja saligna Common names: False Olive Buddleja saligna looks like a small tree or large shrub that is very versatile and suited for smaller gardens. This plant is widespread throughout South Africa, however naturally occurs in the Bushveld, dry Forest margins and...

SECRETS TO A LAWN YOUR NEIGHBOURS WILL ENVY

SECRETS TO A LAWN YOUR NEIGHBOURS WILL ENVY

Your garden won’t look good if your lawn is patchy and weed-infested - no matter how much effort you put into your flowerbeds. Many homeowners strive for the perfect lush green lawn, but it takes more than just regular mowing. The best time to give your lawn a boost...

THERE’S A FAIRY IN YOUR GARDEN

THERE’S A FAIRY IN YOUR GARDEN

Crassula multicava Common names: Fairy Crassula or Shade Plakkie This indigenous groundcover has it all! It is drought tolerant, evergreen, waterwise, and it can take full sun to deep shade. It also attracts bees and butterflies to your garden. It is a good container...

THE BEE IN THE BONNET

THE BEE IN THE BONNET

Have you wondered why your garden seems to be more silent recently? It is not your imagination. The buzz is much quieter and the air is not so colourful. Even our windscreens are not full of dead bugs anymore - remember your windscreen a few years ago after a long...

SUCCULENTS AND RAIN

SUCCULENTS AND RAIN

Have you ever noticed that after a good rain, succulents look brighter and more vibrant? Contrary to what we would think, rain is hugely beneficial to succulents. Why? It dilutes and flushes away salts and harmful chemicals from tap/irrigation water that may have...

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