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Indigenous Plants for Deep & Semi Shade

When shade covers a large portion of the garden, as is the case in most gardens in the Mother City, it can be challenging to fully apply your creative genius. However, a thriving garden in the shade is possible. So not only can shady places provide cool, refreshing...

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What’s Looking good

Lampranthus aureus *Orange: Succulent, ±40 cm, orange flowers in spring and grow and flower best in full sun .Top dress with organic fertilizer or 3:1:5 before flowering for best show and remove dead flowers to encourage longer flowering. Lampranthus Yellow: Bright...

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Romantic Moonlight Garden Ideas

If you like taking strolls through your garden at night, you are a selenophile or simply a hopeless romantic, then you need a moon garden. It is also practical, since it is already dark when most people get home from work, a moon garden can offer us a little bit of...

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Water wise gardening in south africa

With many areas in South Africa quite dry at the moment, we need to save water at every turn. This must be applied to our gardens as well. When people think water-wise gardening they think of a garden covered with lacklustre succulent plants with no charisma. This...

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Enchanting English Garden Design Mzansi style

An English garden is a simple and informal garden with asymmetrical curves, lush green lawns, delicate flowering plants and a few lush shade trees. It should be an enchanting garden; a perfect place for a new couple to have their first kiss and a place where one can...

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Indigenous water feature garden

Nothing is more calming to the soul than the sound water trickling slowly in a water feature. The water feature at New Plant Nursery that runs into our koi pond creates a very tranquil atmosphere in and around the office. We have great plants to plant around your...

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Ecological Gardening

Ecological gardens are defined as gardens that integrate themselves into natural local conditions. These gardens are designed and laid out so that they comply with the local ecological conditions. They integrate into the local animal-plant interactions, soil...

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Attracting Sunbirds to Indigenous Gardens

South Africa has many species of sunbirds. The beaks of these energetic little creatures are specially adapted to feed from tubular flowers. They have long and thin curved bills and brushed-tipped tubular flowers. Plant genera that attract Sunbirds include Agapanthus,...

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Pests, pest control and indigenous plants

Insect repelling and insect resistant plants. Plants that don’t get ‘buggy’ have plenty of advantages in landscaping: in the first place, they always look good, and in the second, they save on the time, money and risk involved in regular spray programs. Low...

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Planning Together for Project Success

As we all know, certain projects require massive volumes of plant material, but there is a lack of sustained demand for large volumes of plants in SA.  Nurseries carry standard ‘batch sizes’ to limit risk. This means that there is a limit to what can be obtained on...

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