Watering in Winter

“Why do my pansies look so wilted? I am giving them loads of water!”  The aforementioned statement is something one always hears during winter.  Winter watering is tricky at the …

Growing food during lock-down

Edible garden

Growing your own food has always been a good idea, but now, few things make more sense.Food security will become a huge concern but growing your own edibles has many …

Tea-time with Adriaan

Tea-time with Adriaan

How herbal tea rescued my health and how to grow your own. I cover everything from soil preparation to harvesting and making delicious, healthy herbal teas

No Need to Fear the Frost

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.

7 Simple ways to save water in your garden

water wise plants Gauteng

Many parts of South Africa have received ample rain, and water restrictions have been lessened, but this is no reason to become complacent about saving water.  And although it sometimes …