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12 home and garden uses for salt

Every household has salt.   But did you know that you can use salt for more than adding flavour to your food?   Here are my 12 favourite uses for salt in the home and in the garden.   Freshen up your hands. After handling …

Flowers to eat

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of …

Townhouse Gardening

Limited space doesn't mean limited creativity; follow these tips to make the most out of your townhouse garden. You may not be blessed with a huge outdoor space but, that should not prevent you from trying out your green fingers. Look no further, we …

Seeds for Africa bonsai kit competition

Congratulations to Rayolin Pillay, Dylan Kisten, Bella Hill, Hydie Vigg and Gerdus Stoop. They are the lucky winners  in the bonsai kit competition and they will receive their own bonsai kit.   Thank you to all those who participated in the …

DIY garden decor

Every gardener worth his or her salt knows that practically anything that is even remotely vessel-like or able to support a vessel-like object can be used as a planter. Add some soil, seeds, water - and you will be rewarded with a splendid …

Get your garden spring ready

With spring bringing people together, with more braais by the swimming pool, there is nothing more unsightly than seeing a garden as brown and depressing as a cold winter’s day. There are many different ways to get your garden spring ready and to make it …

Garden furniture: wood, metal or plastic?

Give your patio a facelift this spring with some stunning garden furniture and enjoy your outdoors  in comfort and style.   When you invest in outdoor furniture, it is important to consider durability, affordability and style. Take extra care …

How to build a Zen garden

Have you ever wondered how to build a Zen garden in your backyard? The act of recreating the peaceful atmosphere of a Zen garden within the bounds of your own backyard is just as rewarding as ensconcing within its tranquillity afterwards. In recreating …

Best accessories for your dog

It’s not only the first time owners who excitedly prepare for the arrival of their new family member by buying a truck load of dog accessories. We all get flustered and bubble over with oohs and aahs, and before we know it we have a mountain of stuff which …

All-year round flower garden

Flowers have an empathetic aura which just lifts a person's spirits. Plus, taking care of them distracts from stress. This is why every garden needs flowers and, if you provide the correct tender loving care, you will always have a beautiful bright …