Archive | January, 2013

Gimme some soil…

Hi, I live in Edgemead and I need to buy soil for raised beds and plants – various herbs, vegetables will go into these beds. Where can I get good quality soil from? Penny

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Guided Garden Tour: Sunday 10 February

Join experienced Botanic Garden Guides for a tour of the Durban Botanic Gardens. Guide for the morning will be Michel Boulle. Theme: A general garden tour with a focus on iconic trees of the Durban Botanic Gardens. Meet at the Visitors Complex Info Centre. The tour starts at 09:15am at a fee of R35 per […]

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The Filabot recycles scrap plastic into inexpensive 3D printing filaments

This is too cool … and possibly a solution to our waste/recycling problems. Do it yourself 🙂 Desktop 3D printers have hit price-points that make them as affordable as color laser printers. But they also share the same problem – replacing the printing medium costs an arm and a leg. A kilogram of plastic filament costs about […]

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Reusing at the recycling depot

After the holiday season we had loads of recycling to do. My friend, Joe, and I, packed his small rental car to the brim and still managed to squeeze in some of our friends’ recycling. We dropped all of this off at the Sea Point Recycling Depot. It was great to see that the depot […]

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Air plant in a pot

Indigenous air plants?

Hi Anyone know if there are any indigenous airplants? And would they tolerate full Durban sun with no maintenance? And can one attach them to metal posts or do they need trees? I’m wanting to green my neighbourhood so aiming at plants on lampposts as done in Cape Town but without the tins. Bobby

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