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How to grow poinsettias: Tips for fabulous festive flowers

How to grow poinsettias: Tips for fabulous festive flowers

The merry and bright poinsettia brings joy to any Christmas setting, whether in the garden, a planter, or a decorative table display. And the good news is, this festive flower can be grown in all South African microclimates – coastal winter rainfall, summer rainfall...
Fertiliser and compost: When to use what

Fertiliser and compost: When to use what

Gardening is a science as much as an art. Without a working knowledge of gardening products and plant nutrition solutions, a gardener is bound to run into trouble bringing their outdoor vision to life. If you’re a novice green thumb, we bet you know what we’re talking...
How to plant a vegetable garden: 3 veggies that sing in spring

How to plant a vegetable garden: 3 veggies that sing in spring

Wanting to plant a vegetable garden? It’s a grand time to get started for spring. We cover veggies that thrive this time of the year, as well as the best veggie choices for your climate and top tips. Put on some sunscreen, pull on your gardening gloves and get ready...
Preparing soil for planting in spring

Preparing soil for planting in spring

Spring is on its way. So why not use this time to prepare your garden beds for all its growing gifts? Whether your garden has sandy or loamy soil, you’ll want to ensure it’s in peak condition to receive new spring-blooming plants. And luckily for you, the Wonder...
Backyard garden ideas: 5 ways to create a focal point outdoors

Backyard garden ideas: 5 ways to create a focal point outdoors

Think of a garden you admire. It may be a friend’s or family member’s, or even a green area near your place of work. Can you picture it? Great. Now, when you look out over this magnificent garden, what is your eye first attracted to? Is it a large tree? Perhaps a...
Planting a tree 101: How to do it and what to use

Planting a tree 101: How to do it and what to use

The greatest joy of gardening? Beyond having a full bloom of blossoms or a hearty harvest of vegetables — is without a doubt it has to be planting a tree. Not only does a tree create shade, provide a haven for wildlife, green your space, but also assists in air...
3 Leafy greens to plant in April: Broccoli, cabbage and spinach

3 Leafy greens to plant in April: Broccoli, cabbage and spinach

Autumn is famously known for its falling leaves. But for us, autumn is the season of leafy green vegetables! With the days getting colder, now is the time to plant broccoli, cabbage and spinach for those wholesome winter soups and broths. Are you ready to put your...
Gardening tips: Your essential gardening checklist for autumn

Gardening tips: Your essential gardening checklist for autumn

Autumn is here, and it’s a busy time for South African gardeners! If your green fingers are itching to get started on your garden maintenance, follow our five gardening tips for an awe-inspiring autumn garden below. From choosing new seasonal flower bulbs to sowing...