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Eco Friendly Garden

How To Make Your Garden More Eco-Friendly

Practical Ideas There is no better place to start than your own home and garden when it comes to being more environmentally aware. There are many gardening basics which you can implement easily to immediately boost your garden’s green credentials.   How To Deal With Slugs If you primarily deal …

Herb garden

How To Grow A Herb Garden At Home

Having your own organic herb garden is often seen as a validation of how much you value healthy living. Growing it without the use of pesticides and other chemicals to make the herbs healthier, is like showing respect for nature, as well as for your body, which will be making …

How to Create a Rock Garden

If you’re looking for a way to create a low maintenance garden in a small space, consider creating a rock garden. Despite its name a rock garden contains more than just rocks and it’s the type of garden that anyone can create successfully. Even if you don’t have the right …

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Gardening is Good for Your Health

Not only is gardening an enjoyable hobby, a great mood lifter and a help to the environment, but research has shown that having a green thumb can be excellent for your health as well. Working in you garden can protect you from cancer and help to prevent osteoporosis. How Gardening …

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for butterflies is the art of growing plants that attract butterflies, while creating a garden that appeals to you as well. While we were visiting the Kirstenbosch Gardens last year, we saw a whole section dedicated to creating a garden which welcomes butterflies. Below are some of the tips …

Kirstenbosch Garden

In December I had the chance to visit the famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. In future posts I’ll cover some of the great plants and flowers we saw, and their benefits and uses (such as preparing your garden to attract butterflies), but for now I just want …

Ficus Tree

September is Arbour month in South Africa, although it hardly seems to be celebrated or recognized much lately. In the spirit of this here’s the story of my new addition to my office. My sister and brother-in-law recently gave us a Ficus plant. I was quite happy with the ‘office-mate’ …