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Plett Open Garden Day.

Local garden lovers can look forward  to the sixth Plett Open Garden Day, when four lovely Plett gardens will be showcased to raise funds for PAWS. This event has become a firm favourite on the Garden Route calendar, attracting 350 visitors last year and raising more than R45 000 for...

Bug Hotels

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman Jones. What a radical concept these are for gardeners of the 21st century! For years we have been concerned with a fight against ‘pests’ that have munched all the new fresh green shoots on our plants, laid eggs on their leaves to ensure that hatching larvae...

A Bee Friendly Garden

Life is a Garden > Responsible Gardening > Insects and Other Visitors > A Bee Friendly Garden Recent research tells us that natural homes for bees are becoming less in abundance. Which means that planting a bee-friendly garden should become a priority when planning one.  Interestingly enough, bee-friendly gardens also contribute to increasing bee varieties....

More About Our Club

‘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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October 22, 2017 |

Bug Hotels

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman Jones. What a radical concept these are for gardeners of the 21st century! For years we have been concerned with a fight against ‘pests’ that have munched all the new fresh green shoots on our plants, laid eggs on their leaves to ensure that hatching larvae would have a good meal, and burrowed into the earth chopping off each new seedling as it emerged. Then there were suggestions about which pesticide or herbicide or insecticide was suitable to combat these enemies – numerous poisons were developed to ensure that our plants survived and flourished in the 20th century. Gradually a suspicion developed that perhaps all these pesticides, herbicides and insecticides were...

October 20, 2017 |

A Bee Friendly Garden

Life is a Garden > Responsible Gardening > Insects and Other Visitors > A Bee Friendly Garden Recent research tells us that natural homes for bees are becoming less in abundance. Which means that planting a bee-friendly garden should become a priority when planning one.  Interestingly enough, bee-friendly gardens also contribute to increasing bee varieties. If you are considering planting a vegetable patch, another bonus you can look forward to is a bountiful harvest of vegetables as much of the heavy work of pollinating vegetable crops is done by honey bees. If you have a garden already and would like to start creating a bee-friendly haven, then doing so isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here are a few...

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