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Part of the Proteaceae (Fynbos) family, the remarkable Leucospermum (Pincushion) plant, with its bright and fiery coloured flowers, will enhance any garden.
Fynbos, often perceived as rugged and dull by casual observers, is, in fact, a realm of remarkable diversity. This is especially true regarding colour, shapes, and textures, surpassing many other plant kingdoms in this regard.
Spring has officially sprung and now is the time of the year to get stuck into your garden, in particular in regards to adding new flora to your garden. This article is going to cover what you should be doing in your garden over the next two months as well as some suggestions of what to add to our garden.
Staying warm while still using and enjoying your garden space in Winter can be challenging with all the cold rain and freezing temperatures. Having a fire pit in the garden is one way to prolong an evening outdoors around a cosy fire with good company or just you and the stars above. Here we give you some DIY ideas on how to build a fire pit in your garden as well as some amazing images of what is possible!
Cheer Up Your Garden With Some Bougainvillea Colour! Expert advice on growing this cheerful climbing shrub called the Bougainvillea.
Today’s blog is list of plants, shrubs and trees which can be used as architectural form plants to create an eye catching piece in your garden. By adding a couple of carefully chosen plants, trees and shrubs one can go far to increasing the appeal of your garden and adding interest and dimension. Turn dull uniform areas, into modern, jaw dropping show ‘pieces’.
Everyone is charmed by butterflies! They represent metamorphosis, hope through change and are symbolic of the life-cycle of all living things. Some are brilliantly patterned and coloured with kaleidoscopic markings.
Imagine soft, warm lighting claiming your garden back from the shadows. Lights In The Garden will make your Garden Come Alive at night.
Enjoy the beauty and heart-warming joy that garden birds bring. Learn how to attract various different birds to your garden.
It’s now a well-known fact that certain plants grow better when planted near to each other as they improve each other’s well-being and protect each other from attack by insect pests. Now this is the kind of gardening I like, letting Nature lead the way and do the work!
Every year, many children are rushed to the hospital due to accidents that occur in the home and garden. Checking your garden is safe for the littlest members of your family is important and here are some tips and advice for making yours as safe as possible.
Don’t be fooled! Faux is the new cool! The new possibilities for using synthetic or ‘fake’ plants for greening up your interior and outdoor living spaces are reaching new heights, quite literally!
Essential garden maintenance tips on activities you need to perform during Autumn. A winter-ready garden guarantees a lovely Spring garden.
The climate starts cooling down and in particular night temperatures go down. So this is the time of the year when you still practice summer maintenance but at the same time start planting and preparing for cooler climate gardening.
If you’re a gardener, you know that weeds, cutworms, and other pests can wreak havoc on your plants. But there are ways to fight back! Here are some tips for dealing with these common garden problems.
With summer in full swing and your summer garden design coming along nicely. Let’s think about the birds that are attracted to your garden!
Summer is in full swing, but the deserved year-end holiday is still a few weeks away. And I’m in the office just dreaming of where I would rather be…on a beach, in the sun, not far from home with mussels for lunch and fish potjie for supper. Well, then why not let’s look at the West Coast of the Southern Cape and discover what makes West Coast garden style and the garden plants and elements you will need for gardening by the beach.
If you have a green thumb and some space to spare, why not start your own veggie garden? You can grow just about anything in a backyard garden, from tomatoes and peppers to carrots and potatoes. All you need isyop 17 tips, and a little patience. So get out there and start planting!
Water is a precious commodity. We need to know about the many different ways of saving water and do our utmost best to preserve water.
So what is a rain chain anyway? Rain chains were first used in commercial buildings and modern houses to get rid of the need for downpipes connected to roof gutters. Instead of the rain water being channelled down a sometimes ugly-looking downpipe, the rain runs off the roof
We are extremely fortunate in South Africa to be living in a country with one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world. In South Africa we have approximately 23,000 unique plant species, compared with Europe with approximately 10,000.
Several trendy low-maintenance garden landscaping plants can add beauty and value to your home. In this article, we will tell you which ones are best.
The return to a much more wholesome way of eating seems to be taking off in many households, as people become more conscious of where their food comes from and how it gets to your plate.
If you live in an area with deciduous trees, you can make use of the fallen leaves by using them as mulch or compost. You can also rake them up and use them as decoration in your yard or home. There are many ways to make use of autumn leaves, so get creative!
The saying goes that everything is better (and sweeter) with a touch of honey.Many Concerned City Residents Are Taking Up Urban Beekeeping To Do Their Part In Securing The Survival Of Bees. Maybe you can also “BEE” of some help!
This is why we at Cape Contours Landscape Solutions are loving artificial lawn right now! If you have a new area of lawn you want done, then fake grass is well worth considering in light of our water crisis in the Cape.
All living things, including green plants, have the same basic needs as us! Food, Water, Air and Protection against the elements. In nature, plant food is found in the soils they are growing in, and so it makes sense that if that food is of poor quality, the plant will not thrive.
With summer in full swing, we bear witness to a multitude of green coloured plants sprouting everywhere! We can all agree that with the current cost of living, we have to make smart choices in our “gardening budgets.”
The desire to maximise a small space for many different functions and can often cause one to try and cram too much into a small space, creating a rather messy and cluttered feel.
We’re flipping the other side of the coin today to discuss 10 culprit plants and weeds that are often kept in gardens for their pleasing or extraordinary looks and ornamental value.
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 exactly about this.
When it comes to gardening, winter can be a tough time of year. The cold weather can make it difficult to get out and tend to your garden, and the shorter days means there’s less sunlight for your plants to grow. But there are ways to overcome these winter gardening woes and here are our top tips.
Proteaceae are a family of flowering plants that includes some of the most popular garden plants. Learn all about them and how to grow them successfully!
Looking for some trendy, low-maintenance plants for your garden? Look no further! Check out our list of trendy plants that will make your garden look great with little effort on your part.
Looking for a little bit of everything? Check out our favourite 5: pond, topiary, and scented plants! Perfect for adding a touch of nature to any home or office.
Looking to choose and plant the perfect lawn for your home? Check out our guide to find the right type for you and get tips on planting and care.
Looking to take your lawn care game up a notch? Check out our latest article for tips on success and how to grow your lawn successfully!
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