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

Spring Lawn Care for Gauteng Gardens

lawn care gauteng

In this brief article, I will be simplifying lawn care for you. We all have different reasons for wanting a lush green lawn.  For some, it is about having a …

Respect the Spek: The amazing Spekboom

Spekboom Elephant Jade

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 …

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.