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Don't be a litter bug!
Monday, 02 June 2014 09:47

It is so easy to open a window of your car and throw a plastic bag out into the street and so many people do this without realizing what it is doing to the environment.

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Why Aloes?
Monday, 26 May 2014 09:14

You may wonder why it is a good idea to use aloes in your garden. Here are just some of the main reasons why looking into growing these beautiful plants is a great idea.

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Winter Magic
Monday, 19 May 2014 08:58

We can expect some winter magic from some unusual plants this winter one of them being the Leonotis leonoris more commonly known as the Wild Dagga, not the narcotic plant the world is trying to legalise at the moment. This robust shrub grows up to two to three meters usually in tall grasslands and has between three to eleven compact clusters of orange flowers. The Wild Dagga’s flowers’ has a very particular velvety texture and has a hair-tinged upper lip. This magical winter shrub attracts bees, nectar eating birds and butterflies.

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Lala Palm - Hyphaene petersiana
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:44

Here is a closer look on the Hyphaene petersiana commonly known as the Lala Palm.

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Snout Beetle - Aloe Threat
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:04

The worst pest in South Africa for Aloes is the Snout Beetle.

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Aloe Cancer
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:52

Aloe Cancer is very unpleasant to see and you will know right away that your Aloe has cancer if you see major deformation of the leaves and in the inflorescences.

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White Scale Aloes
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:43

If you love Aloes and you would like to plant them in your garden then it is important to know how you can look after them especially when it comes to pests and diseases.

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Clever Cricket
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:34

The cricket, a small insect that usually makes a sound to break the silence and in doing so can make things seem more awkward than before. This is just one of the many things that come to mind when thinking of a cricket, but for those who care to listen will know that there is way more that this tiny winged insect is capable of.

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Autumn Gardening
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:24

We are currently experiencing autumn in South Africa this occurs from mid-February to April and offers the best weather in some respects. Very little rain falls over the whole country, and it is warm but not too hot, getting colder as the season progresses.

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Encourage Nesting
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:57

There are many of us that love nature so much that we would go the extra lengths to make sure that we have all these beautiful different varieties of birds enter our gardens.

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Small Garden - Containers
Monday, 31 March 2014 12:18

If you have a small garden, a courtyard or even if it is just a veranda you can make your own beautiful setting by carefully selecting different plants to create small habitats.

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Beautiful Butterfly!
Monday, 24 March 2014 13:00

In South Africa we have an amazing number of 850 different types of butterflies, and even 10 times that number of moths. This is outstanding, because Briton only has 70 different butterfly types.

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Wonderful Compost
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:04

If you are new to gardening and you are looking for ways to better the growth of your plants in your garden then it is important to know the value of having compost.

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Humble earthworm
Monday, 10 March 2014 12:42

There are many different types of earthworms but it is important to know that these earthworms are vital, each in their own way for building up and improving our soils.

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Get involved!
Monday, 03 March 2014 11:36

It is a very scary thought that thirty present of South Africa’s 160 frog species are threatened one of which is the Pickergill’s Reed Frog which is only found on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. This is all due to habitat destruction, increasing levels of pollution in freshwater systems, disease and changes in climate. Frogs are very important bio-indicators because of their sensitive skins and they inhabit both aquatic and terrestrial environments. The fact that one third of our frogs could potentially disappear is a warning sign that our natural environments are in jeopardy and that urgent conservation action is crucial. The good news is

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