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5 Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers

5 Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers

Growing Herbs in containers offer several benefits. They tend to thrive when well looked-after, and are ideal for a kitchen, patio or small outdoor garden, and the convenience is unsurpassed. It’s great to be able to pull a few delightfully fragrant leaves off a stem and add them to your pot whilst creating a flavourful dish!

SMALL GARDEN IDEAS TO MAXIMISE SPACE

SMALL GARDEN IDEAS TO MAXIMISE SPACE

Those of you who have been living on the North Coast for several years, will have noticed a definite shift towards more apartment-style living with smaller gardens , mainly in courtyards or around ground floor apartments.

With this mind, we offer our TOP 5 TIPS on how to maximise your space in a small garden:

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

Mother Earth is willing and capable of providing us with warmth, comfort, protection and love – but only if we show respect and work to promote the harmony between all living beings, all ecosystems and herself.

Garden Makeover - Creating a Secluded Teenage Garden

Garden Makeover - Creating a Secluded Teenage Garden

Part of our recent San Lorenzo Garden Makeover project was to create a secluded space for teenagers to be at peace in a beautiful garden setting. The space was initially an awkward shaped lawn filled with scrub and hedges, of no use to anyone.

CONTAINER GARDENS - MAKING THE BEST USE OF POTS AS GARDEN FEATURES

CONTAINER GARDENS - MAKING THE BEST USE OF POTS AS GARDEN FEATURES

Who doesn’t love a beautiful pot spilling over abundantly with tumbles of flowers and greenery? It gives an instantly fresh “spring” appeal to your living space. IN this blog we give tips on container gardens and potting soil, with Living Earth potting soil.

Winter Garden Groundwork for Summer Glory

Winter Garden Groundwork for Summer Glory

If you haven’t yet felt the slight nip at your heels, you can be sure it will happen soon. Winter is almost upon us and whilst our gardens on the coast take much less strain than those inland, there is still a lot of activity you can undertake in your winter garden to prepare for a beautiful summer garden. 

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden

WHAT ARE SUCCULENTS AND WHY SHOULD YOU BE GROWING SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCULENTS IN YOUR GARDEN?

For a start, succulents are not to be confused with Cacti. The latter are part of the succulent family but are mostly thorny and not proliferous in South Africa. They occur most commonly in the Americas (yes, a picture of Mexico should pop into you head!).