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Tag Archives: gardening

Brilliant upcycled seedling watering can

If you’re planting Pansies in Jo’burg this is pretty much the last week to do it without them developing too late.  Ideally seeds should have been planted in the last week of Feb.  The children love being involved with gardening activities.  Once the seeds  are planted they need daily watering.   Perfect timing, this week when looking at another craft idea ... Read More »

Clifford built me a new herb box

I am blessed to have a husband who not only works hard to maintain our home but also loves gardening.  I asked him to write this for me about the herb box which he built.  It still needs more herbs but it’s great to have space to plant more. Our original herb box which is separate from our vegetable garden ... Read More »

Golden Rod Nursery in Pomona Gauteng

Sometimes it takes me an awful long time to discover places.  In my 14 years in Joburg I had often heard of Uncle Tim’s Cabin in Benoni, it was only a few weeks ago that we visited there for the first time.  Yesterday we planned to visit a nursery and I suggested that we try to find one which we ... Read More »

Ludwig’s Rose Farm – Taking time out to smell the roses

I have lived in Jo’burg for 13 years now, and have never really gelled with the place, my impression will always be of cold, hard, sharp edges, a half-starved model who shuns embrace.  I am a Natal girl at heart and always will be, sweet Natal ever soft and warm.  Still a day like today softens my perceptions and leaves ... Read More »

The Rain Flower

There has been no rain for about 8 days but that’s about to change.  This wonderful flower tells me so.  I would love to know the name of this plant which is a small round cactus.  Weather forecasts may be wrong but this flower never is.  When they open I know that it will rain in the next 48 hours, ... Read More »