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General Yard Stuff To Make Your Garden Smile

General Yard Stuff To Make Your Garden Smile

There are always those gardening tasks we cannot get away from. A little bit of work will be greatly rewarded when the family pops around for the festive season. Prune rambling roses, feed, water well and add a layer of mulch. Stake dahlias as they grow and keep...

Rainwater Harvesting – An Introduction

Rainwater Harvesting – An Introduction

On the Urban Rain Systems website, rainwater harvesting is defined as a process in which rainwater that falls onto a roof surface is collected and stored to be used at a later time. By harvesting and using rainwater we are not only reducing our monthly water bills,...

Festive Rosemary

Festive Rosemary

Festive Rosemary - By Alice Spenser-Higgs Just as poinsettia has become the Christmas flower, so rosemary is the Christmas herb. But it is more than a herb in the conventional sense; think of using rosemary for Christmas decorations, gifts, table settings, festive...

Festive DIY

Festive DIY

SETTING UP FOR THE SEASON Table décor can make your festive party an extra special event. We borrowed this idea from Jamie Oliver’s wooden plants on bricks to serve antipasto and took it one step forward by adding flowers peeking from underneath to give it an elegant...

Up-Cycling in the Garden

Up-Cycling in the Garden

Trending: Recycling or upcycling anything to give new life to old things is still 'in'. Use old wheelbarrows, boots, leaking buckets or discarded kitchenware as containers for herbs or succulents. Remember: If it’s hollow and can hold soil, it can be a container. But...

Get Creative this Christmas

Get Creative this Christmas

Make a hanging planter full of festive cheer [tabgroup_vertical] Christmas tree template (click here to download the template) 12 mm plywood 480 mm x 400 mm (for the tree) 12 mm plywood 172 mm x 172 mm (for the pot stand) 12 mm plywood...

Make your own composter and start composting

Make your own composter and start composting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Get composting with this simple do-it-yourself project. Gather Together: 4 treated wattle panels (you can also use chicken wire fencing or sheets of corrugated iron or plastic) 4 plastic coated metals fence droppers (wooden ones...