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8 Chelsea Flower Show 2018 gardening trends you can try at home

We’ve scoured Chelsea for the best new trends you can try in your own garden this summer PAULA MCWATERS BY PAULA MCWATERS MAY 22, 2018 Want to know all the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 gardening trends? This year’s show is underway and we were lucky enough to join the VIPs and...

Kirstenbosch Exhibit at Chelsea wins GOLD!

Congratulations to Leon Kluge and his team – you have done South Africa proud once again! Leon Kluge: the new designer of the Kirstenbosch-South Africa Chelsea flower Show exhibit From an early age, Leon Kluge has nurtured a great affinity for plants; his grandfather was the curator of the Betty’s...

12 Interesting Ways To Use Coffee In The Garden.

www.themindandi.com/May 13, 2018 Some coffee-loving gardeners may not realize that the spent coffee grounds left behind in the pot could be used in the garden with incredible benefits. These grounds hold some remarkable properties for use in the garden to help grow, and protect from many potential dangers and...

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‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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May 20, 2018 |

12 Interesting Ways To Use Coffee In The Garden.

www.themindandi.com/May 13, 2018 Some coffee-loving gardeners may not realize that the spent coffee grounds left behind in the pot could be used in the garden with incredible benefits. These grounds hold some remarkable properties for use in the garden to help grow, and protect from many potential dangers and even spruce up the décor a little. Read on to learn more about coffee uses in the garden. Adding To Compost Pile Coffee makes for a wonderful addition to the compost bin or as a soil amendment. Sunset sent a sample of coffee grounds from Starbucks to a soil lab for analysis. The results showed coffee grinds provide generous amounts of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and copper....

May 20, 2018 |

Royal Wedding Bridal Bouquet: It’s Myrtle’s Moment

Clare Coulson May 18, 2018 Meghan Markle’s bridal bouquet likely will include an unassuming white myrtle flower clipped from a shrub which has been a member of the royal family since Queen Victoria’s reign. At British royal weddings this steely little plant has its moment, as it’s been carried in bridal bouquets ever since Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter included a sprig of myrtle in her own bouquet in 1858. Photograph by Cyril Nelson via Flickr. In the cultivated plant world, Myrtus communis is what one might call a good backdrop plant. The Mediterranean evergreen with its glossy, aromatic leaves, and fluffy white flowers in midsummer, is the sort of shrub that lingers quietly in...

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