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Christmas Lunch at Totties.

My apologies for the delayed posting of this wonderful event that we had in early December.  I had a very stupid accident injuring my index finger.  Seven stitches and one month later I have some function back! The gallery below is a testament of a happy gathering, wonderful companionship...

February Meeting: The art of the indigenous tree

“Over the years, while cutting the logs, I witnessed some of nature’s most breathtaking pieces of art.  Lifting the plank from the log is the moment the grain reveals itself in all its splendor.  A canvas, hidden away for centuries, flaunting its beauty.  My father personified a tree.  He...

5 Ways to Improve Clay Soil in the  Garden

BY JAMIE MCINTOSH Photo: Luis Diaz Devesa/Getty Images When you see standing water in your garden in the spring, but the same area transforms into a web of cracks in the summer, you have clay soil. There are several ways to improve clay soil in the flower garden, but as they say, when you have...

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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December 6, 2017 |

5 Ways to Improve Clay Soil in the Garden

BY JAMIE MCINTOSH Photo: Luis Diaz Devesa/Getty Images When you see standing water in your garden in the spring, but the same area transforms into a web of cracks in the summer, you have clay soil. There are several ways to improve clay soil in the flower garden, but as they say, when you have lemons, make lemonade: you should also plant flowers that are tolerant of heavy soils. Do You Have Clay Soil? Clay soil is made of fine particles that cause it to stick together, preventing normal drainage processes that keep plant roots healthy. If a gardener squeezes moist clay soil into a ball, the soil will retain that shape. Gardeners who regularly fight chicory, sorrel, and buttercup weeds are...

December 1, 2017 |

Growing Lavender.

The Total Guide To Growing, Harvesting & Using Lavender Lavender is a beautiful perennial evergreen plant that hails from southern Europe and the mountain regions located on the western border of the Mediterranean and also North and East Africa, Arabia, India and the Canary Island. Today, this highly versatile plant is grown all over the world for both personal as well as commercial use. Historical Use Lavender is an old plant that stretches across lands and cultures. The early Egyptians used shrouds soaked in lavender to embalm their mummies. Lavender would keep insects away and help to preserve the mummies in their pyramids. Ancient Greeks remedied all sorts of conditions such as muscle aches, insomnia...

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