The Dirt on Improving Soil

The Dirt on Improving Soil

Has your garden seen better days? It might be time to take a look at the soil in it. Soil is the lifeblood of a healthy, happy garden. Without it, your plants won’t reach their full potential, veggies and fruits won’t produce a great crop, and you might even...
Herb Garden: Dos & Don’ts

Herb Garden: Dos & Don’ts

Green to gardening? Start with something so easy that it basically grows itself: herbs! Not only are they quick to grow and simple to handle if you’re a newbie but bonus: they’re a wonder in salads, certain dishes and even a drink of two. Before you speed...
SA Spring Gardening by Province  Copy

SA Spring Gardening by Province Copy

The season of spring garden cleaning is upon us! Each SA province has its own micro-climate which means you’ll need to tailor your gardening to suit your province’s weather patterns… Worried? Nip that in the bud because we have you covered. Follow...
Spring Secrets For Your Garden

Spring Secrets For Your Garden

Spring has arrived… And with it comes a fresh season for your garden. As days grow warmer, tiny buds slowly unfurl. Birds chirp cheerfully while bees, beetles and butterflies busy themselves pollinating plants. Yes, avid green thumbs. We can confirm....
How to make your own hanging Kokedama

How to make your own hanging Kokedama

Japanese style kokedamas are the latest trend in indoor gardening. You can hang them, pot them, or use them to decorate an area of your veranda. But what exactly are they? Kokedama is an ancient type of Japanese garden art and a form of bonsai. The Japanese word...
The Secret to Rose Gardening

The Secret to Rose Gardening

Need to brush up on your rose gardening skills? These tips are quick and easy to follow! Tip #1 PRUNE LIKE A PRO When pruning, you want to open up the centre of your plant to improve the airflow inside the bush. Ensure that you are using great tools when pruning your...
Why your garden needs bees

Why your garden needs bees

While there are a whole host of insects we don’t want in our gardens, one insect every garden needs are bees. You might think of these little-winged bugs as pests but the truth is they do more for your plants than most gardeners! They help to pollinate crops and...
Maintaining your garden: pruning

Maintaining your garden: pruning

One of the most important parts of gardening is pruning – and there’s good reason for that. It helps in one of four ways: To improve flower quality or fruit yield To control growth in limited spaces To improve overall plant health To size or shape a plant...
Quick & Easy Gardening Hacks

Quick & Easy Gardening Hacks

Gardening is one of those hobbies that, while it’s fun and relaxing, it can require a lot of your time. Luckily, we’ve got a whole host of gardening hacks to make your life easier! Make your own watering canPut those old milk bottles to good use –...
Gardening 101

Gardening 101

Do you want your garden to look like the Botanical Gardens? Or perhaps you just want to know enough to decorate your home with easy-to-maintain plants. You might even just want to start a low-key veggie garden. Whatever it is you’re after, we’ve compiled a...