Archive | March, 2010


We have a load of pawpaw (papaya) and banana trees in Durban and they grow really well in our subtropical climate. But I doubt they are indigenous? mol-d (more…)

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empty pot

A lovely young man lent me this enormous pot indefinitely and I would like it to make a statement at my front door. All the other plants are succulents. Should I stay with the theme or fill it full of colourful flowers. I would like to do it over Easter, any suggestions? — Helen McNulty […]

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Bromeliads 3

Beautiful bromeliads

Kirsty took some great pics of the bromeliads in her brother’s garden.  Here are a few more of the same in sunlight. They are great! Are they indigenous? (more…)

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Organic insect killer

Hi Any suggestions for an earth friendly way to kill cockroaches? Angela

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The kitchen garden

A raised bed outside my kitchen – all the plants used to get out of hand so quickly, so I am experimenting with growing herbs and vegies in pots of all sorts and sizes – growing well so far.

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