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Here you will find links to articles about gardening with indigenous plants and different aspects about indigenous plants.

2021 February Specials

Plants with Special Prices - February 2021 These plants are being sold at discounted prices for February, while stocks last or until the list of March 2021's specials are published. Restricted to 20 bulb or groundcover plants or 5 other plants of each of the varieties...

2021 January Specials

Plants with Special Prices - January 2021 These plants are being sold at discounted prices for January, while stocks last or until the list of Febuary 2021's specials are published. Restricted to 20 bulb or groundcover plants or 5 other plants of each of the varieties...

2020 December Specials

Plants with Special Prices - December 2020 These plants are being sold at discounted prices for December, while stocks last or until the list of January 2021's specials are published. Restricted to 20 bulb or groundcover plants or 5 other plants of each of the...

October 2020 Specials

Plants with Special Prices - October 2020 These plants are being sold at discounted prices for October or until November’s list is published, or while stocks last. Restricted to 20 bulb or groundcover or 5 other plants per customer. The plants with green headings have...

10 of the Best Bird Plants

10 of the Best Indigenous Plants to Grow to  Attract Birds to Your Garden.Almost all indigenous plants will in some way help to attract birds to your garden; after all they and the birds and other wildlife have all evolved together. Plants help provide birds with food...

In Our Garden – Starlings

Flocking Starlings One of the bird species we frequently see at our bird feeders is the Cape Starling. These constantly chattering birds, with their iridescent feathers that gleam blue/green/purple, depending on the way the light catches them, flock around our...

In Our Garden – July 2019

Is spring on its way? We see Southern Masked Weavers year-round in our garden. Males change into breeding colours annually, and seeing them in breeding colours is often for us a sign that winter will soon be over. Last week, 17 July, we noticed that some males are...

Butterfly friendly Gardening

The Garden Commodore or Garden Inspector (Precis archesia archesia) is a common garden butterfly in Gauteng. There are two colour forms, the dry season form pictured here, and a wet season form pictured below. Most gardeners enjoy having butterflies in their garden....

Maintaining your indigenous garden

1. Watering. When first planted, you need to water your garden well every 1 to 3 days, depending on the weather. In hot, dry or windy weather you may need to water every day. Rather water well less frequently than poorly more frequently. Before...