Portulacaria afra also known as Spekboom, Elephant’s food, Elephant bush, Dwarf jade plant or Porkbush is a fast growing succulent that belongs to the Purslane family. It is an industrious … Read More
We’ve all been there, losing a favourite member of our garden or that rare tropical plant to winters icy whim. The winters here on the Highveld can be erratic at best with beautiful sunny days that just make you want to soak up the sun’s warming rays, to those days where you are locked in bed and can’t get out due to the cold. Before we find out how to fight the frost lets first have a look at what frost actually is and why it occurs.
Attracting butterflies to your garden can be quite a conundrum at times. We want beautiful butterflies to grace our gardens but not their caterpillars which are the larval stage of … Read More
Anyone who loves beautiful things will adore a garden of Hyacinths. From ancient Greek lore to French royalty, these gorgeous blooms have been a favourite throughout history. Hyacinths originate from … Read More
From bread mould to penicillin, fungi are an integral part of our world. Although it might not be obvious, fungi are all around us. The Fungal kingdom is so big … Read More