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Petal Power In A Vase

Petal Power In A Vase

It’s time to embrace your inner floral artist and bring beautiful blooms from your own garden indoors. The best flowers to use as cut flowers are flowering perennials, shrubs and even trees that have flowers and foliage as they last long in water and provide all...

Aggies That Sparkle!

Aggies That Sparkle!

If at all possible, the new agapanthus varieties on the market this year are bigger, better, more intense in colour and destined to become garden favourites in no time. In previous issues of The Gardener we’ve talked about the fantastic Agapanthus ‘Blackjack’ that won...

Keep Your Salvias Sizzling

Keep Your Salvias Sizzling

Salvias may be tough and low-maintenance, but we’ve got some tips that will help you to unleash their superpowers in the garden. Imagine a group of plants that are so attractive and useful that their awesomeness couldn’t be contained in a whole library. These plants...

Three Of The Best

Three Of The Best

These three plants never disappoint in the perennial quest for effortless garden beauty. We’ve all had those moments when we yearn for a low-maintenance garden that can still captivate with its vibrant colours and textures. But choosing the right plants can be a...

Pimp Your Pots

Pimp Your Pots

The magic mathematics of a good-looking pot, starts with a thriller, a filler and a spiller. Potted magic This ratio of plants is the beginning of potted success. Our contrasting colour combination here will brighten up any spot in need of a makeover. You will need: A...

Become A Lavender Boss!

Become A Lavender Boss!

In South Africa, if your lavender has been in your garden for more than two years, well, you’re a botanical boss! If not, we have some suggestions. Lavenders love warm and dry conditions, plus they are relatively hardy against the cold and can withstand light frost....

Be Your Own Lavender Princess

Be Your Own Lavender Princess

Lavender brings life to the garden with its vibrant purple hues and a fragrance that puts perfumes to shame. A sun-loving superstar that attracts bees and butterflies while keeping pesky insects at bay, it thrives in well-drained sandy soil. This botanical diva is...

Tips And Tricks For Hydrangeas

Tips And Tricks For Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are like the spring’s pompom, cheering on the season. Blooming from spring to autumn, this flower is so beloved that it even has its own holiday! Hydrangea Day is celebrated on January 5th, which is perfect since it is a time of year when the beautiful...

A Garden with Fragrance

A Garden with Fragrance

There are few things nicer than walking in your garden, soaking up the sun, smelling all the different fragrances of the flowers and hearing the bees humming away. One specific plants comes to mind when picturing this image, and it is the lovely Lavandula dentata...

Patio Gardening To Suit Your Needs

Patio Gardening To Suit Your Needs

By: Nolo Ndhlovu Absolutely anyone can master patio or container gardening. These are words that will make beginner gardeners dance with joy, especially if you know nothing about gardening! Most plants aren’t finicky about the type of pots you plant them in; you must...

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