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Tag - Distinctive Gardens

30
May

Interesting Daffodil Facts

Also known as the Jonquil, Narcissus, Paperwhite and the “Poet’s Hower”, the Daffodil is the flower of March. Commonly seen as a weed in the 1600’s and reintroduced as flower in the late 1629, the Daffodil stem sap is believed to hold heeling powers. The bulbs and leaves of the Daffodil contains poisonous crystals which

25
May

Caring for your Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are commonly known as Christmas flowers in South Africa,  are native to Asia and America, but they grow well in almost all parts of South Africa, from our coastal areas to the interior. The word hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydr-” (meaning water) and “angeion” (meaning jar or vessel) – so roughly translated hydrangea

17
May

Garden Ants

Although ants are important to our ecosystem, they tend to be more a botheration when having a picnic in your garden or having lunch in your back yard.  If not controlled they can find their way into your house.  You can get rid of ants naturally by exterminating or deterence. By naturally exterminating you can

19
Apr

Perfect Ponds

Ever thought of contributing to the protection of wildlife?  Its as simple as having a garden pond.  Invertebrate animals such as dragonflies,  water beetles and amphibians can  colonies the pond quickly because its such an excellent wildlife habitat. Garden pond owners have the potential to make many original  and valuable observations about  the ecology of

8
Apr

Cobble Stone

Most strictly defined, cobblestones are rounded, water-worn stones used to pave streets. They were traditionally set in sand and sometimes bound with mortar. And there were many advantages to using them. Cobblestone streets did not develop ruts, nor did they get muddy or dusty, like dirt roads. Sand-set cobblestones make a permeable and “flexible” road

29
Mar

Garden Spaces

  The materials used in landscaping depend on which of the two types of landscaping one is engaging in: hard landscaping or soft landscaping. Hard landscaping involves solid construction materials used to redesign an outdoor area, and includes driveways and patios, walls, driveways, paths, gazebos, decks, and fences. Soft landscaping involves the planting of vegetation,