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August in Your Garden

The windy, windy month of August…blows winter out the backdoor and new beginnings, fresh growth and warmer days in the front.  So let’s shake those

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Artemisia afra

Artemisia afra When the old folks said: “The worse the medicine tastes, the better it works”, they could well have been talking about wormwood.  It

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Basil

Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is everybody’s must-have herb for so many reasons.  Nina Killham perfectly defines this flexible gardener’s and culinary favourite in her foodie

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Growing Berries

Growing Berries “Dynamite comes in small packages”, they say, and such is the case with berries.  These little fruits are just packed with vitamins, minerals,

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Herbs: Find your Guide

Potty for herbs? We all have different experience and knowledge of plants and herbs. That’s why we have written unique blogs for the diverse plant-person

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Beans

Grow Your Own Beans “The difference between a cow and a bean is a bean can begin an adventure” – Stephan Sondheim- Jack had something

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Growing Grapes

Growing Grapes Maybe it was in anticipation of all the festivities (and bubbly!) of the coming season or perhaps it was the thought of the

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Growing Granadillas

Growing Granadillas Passiflora edulis, commonly known as granadilla or purple passionfruit, is an ever popular vine grown for its lush, bright green foliage, stunningly striking

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Growing Peppers

Too Hot to Handle – we’re Growing Peppers! Some like it hot and some like it sweet…whatever you prefer, there’s sure to be a pepper

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Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes Growing Tomatoes An old German word for tomato is ‘Liebesapfel’, meaning ‘Love Apple’ and what’s not to love about this most popular, juicy, tangy,

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Artichokes

Artichokes Growing Globe Artichokes With its striking foliage and sculptural form, as well as the attractive thistle-like flowers that harbor a gourmet delicacy, the globe

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celery

Celery

Celery What is a winter soup without celery?  Or a salad or stew for that matter?  The unassuming flavour of celery ‘lifts’ any dish without

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