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March Meeting: 3 March 2017

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Book Review: Planting: A New Perspective

by KAREN on FEBRUARY 10, 2017 karensgardentips.com. A changing gardening aesthetic has embraced a naturalistic approach to garden design and Piet Oudolf is at the fore of the movement. In the book, Planting: A New Perspective, Noel Kingsbury teams up with Oudolf to lay out the specific details of...

Planting on a slope.

Are you perhaps one of those unfortunate gardeners that struggle with a sloped garden? As with all things in life, we should look at every challenge as an opportunity to be creative. A sloped garden offer many such opportunities. The most commonly used garden layout for a slope is...

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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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February 16, 2017 |

Book Review: Planting: A New Perspective

by KAREN on FEBRUARY 10, 2017 karensgardentips.com. A changing gardening aesthetic has embraced a naturalistic approach to garden design and Piet Oudolf is at the fore of the movement. In the book, Planting: A New Perspective, Noel Kingsbury teams up with Oudolf to lay out the specific details of an approach to planting design that involves the blending and mixing of species to develop a vegetation rather than the planting of blocks of plants. The result is a landscape that is sustainable, supports biodiversity, and seeks to reflect nature rather than control it. The authors begin by explaining their concept of planting design and go on to discuss how plants can be grouped in...

February 13, 2017 |

Planting on a slope.

Are you perhaps one of those unfortunate gardeners that struggle with a sloped garden? As with all things in life, we should look at every challenge as an opportunity to be creative. A sloped garden offer many such opportunities. The most commonly used garden layout for a slope is a rock garden planted up with succulents, but there is so much more you can do. Creating a sloped garden is however not only about the plants you use, but how steep a slope you are dealing with, how good your drainage is, the suitability of your irrigation system and the type of soil you are dealing with. For a steep slope you might have...

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