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!
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:
Healthy gardens start from the ground up which means you need to nurture the soil with regular and ongoing feeding for a healthy landscape. One of the best ways to do this is to use compost in your garden.
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.
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!).