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How to combine edibles & ornamentals in your garden

How to combine edibles & ornamentals in your garden

Over the years we have written many articles regarding edible herb, vegetable and fruit gardening. We also covered ornamental gardening and landscaping. Never have we written about these two gardening worlds and principles, meeting and becoming one. This blog will be...

Winter gardening woes and how to solve them

Winter gardening woes and how to solve them

We are now at the beginning of our winter months and with the season change, we as gardeners face new challenges in our garden – from the weather itself to the pests and fungi that become prevalent in the winter months. We’re sharing some tips to help solve some of...

Local is lekker: Rare bulbous gems

Local is lekker: Rare bulbous gems

Today’s blog was inspired when walking through retail nurseries recently and seeing the stands of indigenous bulbs stocked. What was surprising was the amount of unusual, not so well known indigenous bulbs which are available now a day’s, which before one could only...

Contours favourite 5: Pond, Topiary & Scented plants

Contours favourite 5: Pond, Topiary & Scented plants

Today’s blog is an article with three lists of common gardening situations with five plants or trees listed per topic which we would choose for this situation. These are for each topic the most popular and are not all which you can choose. These three topics are Pond...

Lawn: Which type to choose and how to plant

Lawn: Which type to choose and how to plant

Today’s blog is a continuation, or rather chapter two of the last lawn blog. The last lawn blog had to do with how to grow lawn successfully throughout the year in different rainfall regions (summer rainfall as opposed to winter rainfall areas). It provided an...

Lawn: Tips to success and how to grow successfully

Lawn: Tips to success and how to grow successfully

The topic which we have decided to cover today is how to succeed with lawn. This is a long topic and one which is quite detailed. But once you have the basics and stick with them you should be able to succeed with growing a thick, lush, healthy, disease and pest free...