Seeds or seedlings? Using seedlings is easier and saves time, but the variety of available vegetables is limited. Choose the strongest, healthiest looking plants. If the seedlings start out weak, they will always struggle to grow and your harvest will be small. Growing vegetables from seed can be challenging. I planted only seedlings for the [...]
I’ve been wanting one of these awesome jade plants for ages (they are retro and cool) and my housemate brought some cuttings home. Any tips on how to look after this fascinating plant?
Just sharing this lovely cactus flower!
All are welcome to our talk by Clive Greenstone on Living Green Roofs in South Africa, to be held at the Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre on 27 May 2013 at 6 pm. Full details of the talk are available for download HERE. Many thanks, Kind regards Sandra Dell (secretary) Botanical Society of SA KZN [...]
Spending time in a natural space is the best way to regain vitality. Fresh air, natural light and the smell of trees and flowers can really help body and mind to slow down and relax. Working in the garden is a great way of finding oneself – a way back to nature and of doing [...]
We have this ficus growing at the top of our bank. My one son feels we should chop it down but I am unsure. Would its root structure not support the bank or could it damage the retaining wall?
Hi there, I am in Midrand and was hoping you could advise where i could get a comfrey plant or some seeds. Thanks, Avi
Your extra plants make great gifts for gardening friends. Plants like berries and herbs often multiply by making little baby plants around the big plant like these are strawberry plants. When you sow seedlings for your garden, you can always sow a few extra to give away as gifts. Origami newspaper pots Origami newspaper pots are the [...]
My dog has plant ‘friends’, certain plants that he spends time next to. They are generally leafy with space for him to stand underneath. Is this normal behaviour or is he a special dog?
Does anyone out there know of some indigenous plants that will survive in deep shade? Our flat is really, really dark and all of our pot plants eventually die. It’s very upsetting! We have some ‘mother-in-law tongues’ that are doing quite well, but that’s about it. Please help! Kirsty Mint The Retired Goods Company Web: [...]
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