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Summer Gardening

Beat the heat in your veggie garden this summer

Posted By Category: Edible Plants, Gardening Tips, Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 12th Nov 2015

In South-Africa we take pride in our warm sunny summer days. However,  with the sweltering heat we have been experiencing lately, this is taking our love of the summer to the  extreme. Luckily for us, we can always retreat to the shade, or cool down in other ways. Though unfortunately our veggies and herbs don't have this luxury and we have to help them through the blazing heat. Here are some useful ways to help them survive the summer:     ...

Nothing says Christmas like a Poinsettia

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 16th Dec 2014

The one thing that always heralds the arrival of the festive season for me is when we start receiving Poinsettias here at the nursery.   Poinsettias are prefect for bringing Christmas into your home with their long lasting red bracts that work great in any décor setting.  They also make the ideal living gift for that person that you never know what to get for Christmas. Masses of red bracts are sure to add colour to your home. Poinsettias are native to...

A new way of looking at recycling

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 29th Jan 2014

We tend to think of recycling as putting all our glass, cans, and cardboard in separate bags and having it picked up to be recycled.  This is a great place to start, but the amazing thing about recycling is that it can be so much more Recycling can be about finding the beauty in something one would normally just throw away by giving it a new lease on life, with a fresh coat of paint or using it in...

Gardening after the holiday

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 16th Jan 2014

With the holiday season behind us, it is back to the rat race for most of us. That means less time to spend in the garden and more time stuck in traffic.  Luckily for you we have put together some of the tasks you will have to do to get your garden looking at its best. One of the first things you will have noticed is how much your plants have grown since you’ve last seen them.  Some of your...

Feel the burn this summer

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 1Post Date: 29th Nov 2013

Chillies are definitely getting more and more popular, even amongst people that don’t see themselves as gardeners.  These chilli enthusiasts are driven by the need to make the hottest chilli sauce and are often in competition with friends and family for the title of “hottest sauce around” king.  Chillies are great for your health and wellbeing as they are packed full of vitamin A and other anti-oxidants making them an effective immunity booster.  Anyone can grow chillies regardless of...

Looking after your garden during summer

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 21st Nov 2013

Summer is definitely here and I am sure we are all looking forward to spend some time in our lovely South African sun.  So with that in mind we have compiled this guide on looking after your garden in the summer to ensure that you don’t spend all your time working in the garden, after all summer is about enjoying the sun.  Following these tips will not only save you time and money, it will make your garden the...

First aid for your garden

Posted By Category: Summer GardeningComments: 0Post Date: 14th Nov 2013

Now that we have recovered from the shock of the hail it is time to get our gardens back to looking their best.  We tend to think of hail as a disaster with all the damage it causes but in nature hail actually has a very important role.  Not only does it help to prune back plants it is also very rich in nitrogen which helps the plants grow and recover from the shock and damage.  Pruning has numerous...