Aristida junciformis

Hi there, Does anyone know how to propagate aristida junciformis or where I can get seed from? I have patches of overgrazed land I’d like to plant up to hold the soil. Regards, Rob

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WANTED: Saffron bulbs

Hello everybody. I was wondering if anybody had some saffron bulbs to share with me. I was hoping to plant some this spring, after discovering what a beautiful flower the plant has; however, up till now I’ve had no luck trying to source the bulbs. I’m based in Johannesburg – Fordsburg area. Thanks Joe

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Container Gardening Tips

Hi. I am new to page and container gardening. I stay in University Estate – only been there 2 years. So not sure what grows or not there – but I am looking at doing container gardening as my garden is not flat and I have cats that I don’t want near my veggies. Is […]

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WANTED: shallot bulbs or seed

Hi, I live in Bellville and can not find any shallot bulbs or shallot seed in the Western Cape. Can anyone tell me where to find some bulbs or seed? I’m willing to pay postage and other expences. Please help!!!! Louw le Roux 0834217247

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Durban rainfall

Rainfall being close to all gardeners hearts, I thought I’d start here! Does anybody know which website to use to get a comparison of this year’s rainfall with previous years? (The jury still seems to be out on whether we’re in an El Nino phase and if so how potent it is).

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Help my Avo

Hi Everyone, My avo tree is looking a little worse for wear. I am not sue what the issue is but the leaves have browned and it is looking a little dead. See pics. I am sure it looks a bit like this each year in mid-winter but there are also a fair few ants on […]

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Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

This is amazing!

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William John Burchell Commemoration 2014

William John Burchell, the famous explorer and naturalist, encamped in the shadows of George Peak during his travels through the Cape Colony in the months of September and October of 1814. Four local historical and heritage societies of the Southern Cape will be hosting a very special event to celebrate the bicentenary of Burchell’s visit. […]

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Recycled Houses

Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. Rather, he is an artist who is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time. Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their homes, he decided to focus his efforts […]

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Alternative to Grass?

Good Morning, I have a friend whose dog is allergic to grass . What could he plant as an alternative? Thanks and Regards, Diane

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