Be careful of buying illegal firewood It is a known fact that we as South Africans love to braai. Come rain or shine, nothing keeps us away from enjoying it. Even with lockdown, we will braai! Did you know the wood purchased next to road are often illegally harvested, destroying acres and acres of natural…

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It is a great time of the year to up dress warmly and to visit your local plant nursery or garden center. All too often gardeners only purchase plants in summer and this results in beautiful summer gardens and rather drab winter gardens. For many winter is a time of plant skeletons as most plants…

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July is known as the pruning month in the garden. Do not miss out on this opportunity that comes once a year to enhance the appearance and performance of your plants in the growing season that lays ahead of us. Deciduous plants (plants that lose their leaves in winter) are easier to prune before they…

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The month of July announces that spring is slowly creeping up on us and that it is time to start preparing our plants for the growing season that is just around the corner. When is it the best time to prune? In a similar manner that we cut our hair to keep it neat and…

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We often need professional assistance with projects in and around the house and finding the right contractor for the job can be a rather daunting experience. There are many talented and great contractors out there willing to assist you. Finding the right contractor for the right job can be a real investment with great returns…

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Spring is around the corner and in preparation of the new growing season, I would like to share a few handy tips with you. Gardening equipment Lawnmowers, edge trimmer’s and other mechanical gardening equipment took a well deserved resting period during the colder months. Before plants start to grow in spring, it is essential to…

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Indoor plants purify the air that we breath and studies have shown that even though they have a calming effect on mankind, they also do increase the productivity of workers in an office situation. How many of us have purchased pot plants with the best intentions, only to be let down in time? For indoor…

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After many requests from concerned clients about the danger of frost, I thought it wise to write a bit more about frost and how to protect your plants this coming winter, especially with the cold fronts hitting us more frequently. When the cold of winter hits us, we often run to our closets to find…

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We often get so used to our surroundings that we find our own environment not as stimulating as others. The Jones’ garden may seem so much nicer than our own and keeping up with them is sometimes a daunting and difficult task. A garden needs to be a reflection of you and be something pleasing…

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Living a rushed and stressful life and trying hard to relax, but still feeling the pressures from all around? Gardening is such a rewarding way to break away from it all … taking your mind off everyday worries, exercising in a fun way and allowing you to be creative in your own unique way. Creativity…

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