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How to make a terrarium

In honour of the new season that has sprung upon us, it is only fitting that we talk about gardening and all things related. Whether you have green fingers or not, gardening is something everyone can do… you just have to put some love into it. And so, …

Indigenous plants of South Africa – Proteas

Written by: Seeds for Africa The South African Floristic region is one of the world’s 6 recognised floristic regions. Commonly known as the Cape Floristic Region, the region covers the Western Cape and extends eastwards into the Eastern Cape. This …

Spring garden

Aren’t you glad you are in South Africa now, when jasmine is in bloom! September must be one of the most exciting months for South African gardeners. The gardens are filled with the fragrance of jasmine and yesterday, today and tomorrow. The fruit trees …

Discs for your garden

For the vegetable gardener, warm days signal the return of that old nemesis: the ravenous birds.  From now on, it’s a race between you and them. And the prize is getting to eat all those juicy, yummy crops that you planted with your own hands, perhaps from …

How does your garden grow

Spring has officially started today. Celebrate this, the most beautiful season of the year by creating a breathtaking garden. Here are ten spring-time tasks from gardening gurus. Most of them do not require a lot of hard work. Fertilise and feed like a …

Gardening, a hobby for health and longevity

A hobby is not only a way to pass the time. It is a rewarding way to pass the time.  Reward-wise, one of the best hobbies around is gardening. Firstly, because it is a pleasure to watch things grow. Secondly, because gardening will add years to your …