Another call for help, another mystery tree. This tree is growing in my neighbour’s garden. It has masses of creme-coloured flowers with a citrus/vanilla scent, which naturally the bees love. Anybody recognise it? (more…)
I went down to Clansdale on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast last weekend. In the garden of the house we had rented was a dead tree and on the trunk this amazing fungi was growing. Normally I would just appreciate it for its beauty but I had recently been reading Pitta Joffe’s Creative Gardening with Indigenous […]
This green bin is essential for any garden. You can get them from most hardware shops and some nurseries for about R600. I’ve always had a compost heap but this bin keeps any food waste away from the monkeys and the heat it generates speeds up the composting process. I put grass cuttings, weeds and […]
At the moment I am not growing any food (apart from Spekboom I guess) but I would like to start a small vegetable/herb garden. I am also interested in organic gardening but don’t really know much about it. I came across these courses offered by Dovehouse Organic Farms and think I may attend one. Has […]
When we first move into our house we inherited a gardener who was very old-school in his methods. His idea of a job well done was a cleanly-raked garden with all the leaves, twigs and plant matter bagged for the Municipality to collect. As a consequence of this, the soil was sandy, red in colour […]
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