"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn

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DP Ferreira – Floral Artist extraordinaire.

Reflections of  our meeting of the 2nd June, at Jenny Pott’s garden. By  Marilyn Woolfrey. On a truly beautiful, sunny winter’s morning we set off for what promised, for me, to be one of the treats of the year.  It turned out to hit the jackpot!  Not only did we have one...

Diarise now: Our Miniature Gardens Expo

You can still garden despite the crippling drought by creating a miniature garden for our Exhibition, 2nd week of October.  Give an outlet to your creativity and squash the frustration of seeing your real garden withering away.  Our new venue is Metelerkamps courtyard.  This rustic venue lends itself beautifully for...

Bees, Birds and Blooms

August 2016 by Karen   (“Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions”.) Forget about honey, pollen and royal jelly. Think of a world without beans, tomatoes, onions and carrots; not to mention hundreds of other vegetables, oil seeds and fruits that are dependent upon bees for pollination. These industrious insects have been around...

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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June 4, 2017 |

Bees, Birds and Blooms

August 2016 by Karen   (“Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions”.) Forget about honey, pollen and royal jelly. Think of a world without beans, tomatoes, onions and carrots; not to mention hundreds of other vegetables, oil seeds and fruits that are dependent upon bees for pollination. These industrious insects have been around for over 125 million years and, although bee numbers are sadly declining, the remaining survivors continue to be invaluable to our planet in numerous ways. Bees and plants need one another. Insect pollinators such as bees and flower-bearing plants are the perfect example of a symbiotic relationship in nature. Bees need pollen and nectar for food and honey making; flowers need their pollen transported to...

June 3, 2017 |

It’s About Time We All Learned How Quinoa Grows

Julie R. Thomson  Taste Senior Editor, HuffPost.  Quinoa, the protein-packed seed that everyone loves to eat, has taken ahold of our pantries. Even though it hails from South America ― most famously Bolivia and Peru ― many homes north of the equator have found ways to incorporate it into our breakfasts as a porridge, and we’re happy to fry it up into patties for dinner. Not to mention all the different ways you can turn it into a salad. Since quinoa has become such a staple in our diet, we thought it was time to know where those tiny seeds come from. In other words, how does it grow? If you don’t already know, you’re about to....

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