Gardening

Plants For Small Spaces

We truly are spoilt for choice when planting in small areas or narrow garden beds. Within our indigenous palette of plants, there are many small trees from which to choose: river indigo (Indigofera jucundum), wild pomegranate (Burchellia bubalina), wild laburnum (Calpurnia aurea), white pear (Dombeya rotundifolia) and Croton gratissimus, to name a few. Perennials such […]

Recipes

Gin Cocktail Recipe

To celebrate World Cucumber Day Tanya is sharing a fruity, floral and fizzy gin cocktail recipe with you – the Hendrick’s Summer Mule! Ingredients: 50ml Hendrick’s Gin20ml Fresh Lime Juice 20ml Fresh Lime Juice 10ml Elderflower Cordial 8 Mint Leaves 1 Inch Cucumber Ginger Beer Preparation: Add cucumber to a glass and break with muddler. […]

Gardening

Boxed In!

A window box can be a whole lot of garden in a very confined space! Did you know that some container gardening books are dedicated specifically to the rectangular container known as a window box? This is easy to understand, as there is something endearing and heart-warming about a window box spilling colourful flowers, or […]

Recipes

Gourmet Garden Stew

Recipe: 1. 7-8 tomatoes 2. Olive oil 3. 10 cloves garlic 4. 750 g lamb knuckles 5. 3 leeks or 2 onions 6. 3 stalks celery 7. 3 carrots 8. 2 tablespoons flour 9. ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 10. Salt and pepper 11. ½ cup red wine 12. 750 ml good beef stock 13. 5 […]