RIP Tata Madiba! Strelitzia reginae ’Mandela’s Gold’ is a rare yellow form of the well-known crane flower, Strelitzia reginae. Yellow-flowering strelitzias have been known for a number of years, plants have cropped up in France, California, Australia, Japan and in South Africa at a few locations in Eastern Cape and at Kirstenbosch and the Karoo Desert National […]
These are pretty cool Spriggers! GROWbag is a unique outdoor planter that serves only one purpose: To fit into ones life and any living space! The easy way to grow own vegetables, herbs, plants and succulents regardless of the size of the garden, balcony, driveway or wall and roof space. We have taken old billboard […]
Hi Spriggers Please see attached the details of Geoff Nichols’ presentation taking place this Thursday evening at the Westville Methodist Church. Bookings to be made through www.lllkzn.net
I planted a melon pear earlier this year. It was about 10 cm high. It is now more than 30 cm and has plenty of fruit. I am waiting for the fruit to develop light purple stripes and turn soft before I pick them. They taste a lot like spanspek. The plant can be multiplied […]
Do you know if there is an indigenous raspberry plant? I was given about 5 raspberry bushes which i was told are indigenous, but I cannot find any information on them. The bush doesn’t grow very tall (about waist height), and the raspberries are a different red to the ones I have seen in stores, […]
I’ve been on a similar walkway in the UK (I think Kew Gardens) – it was awesome! Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world, is constantly striving to give its visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources. One of the lesser known […]
BotSoc presents a tranquil forest garden We re-visit the lovely garden of Rob and Jane Crankshaw, which we last saw in 2009. Rob and Jane started planting indigenous trees 22 years ago in the shade of large exotics in their garden. Over time, as the understory developed, Fiddlewoods, Brazilian Peppers and Jacarandas were removed. This […]
Due to popular demand, after selling out last year, the Constantia Valley Garden Club have updated, expanded and reprinted their ‘My gardening notebook – for Western Cape gardeners’, which was produced to celebrate the Club’s 30th anniversary last year.It is an interactive, monthly notebook for gardeners in the Western Cape filled with the tips, hints […]
Planting and utilising trees for people’s survival needs has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, but in the relatively recent past, about 30-40 years, tree-planting seems to have become something of a cult. This has been driven by a number of factors including the perception or belief that planting trees will […]
These large beans are also known as fava beans. In South Africa they are called Boerbone. I love growing broad beans because they are not really available in grocery stores. Broad beans are one of the first vegetables ready for harvest in the spring. The fresh, green taste of the beans is similar to asparagus, […]
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- Companion Planting Competition November 16, 2011
- How cool is spekboom? February 12, 2009
- Syringas March 11, 2009
- WIN: The Lazy Man’s Guide to Saving the World July 2, 2013
- Spring has Sprung Competition September 13, 2012
- Strelitzia reginae Aiton ‘Mandela’s Gold’ December 7, 2013
- GROWbag December 5, 2013
- Geoff Nichols (Indigenous Gardening) talk this Thursday November 27, 2013
- Melon Pears November 19, 2013
- Indigenous Raspberries? November 10, 2013
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