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Easy Aloes In Containers

Easy Aloes In Containers...

All aloes are easy to grow, and their architectural qualities make them excellent candidates for container gardening. What makes aloes suddenly so trendy? Clearly their water-wise nature is one attraction. But their sudden popularity is mostly due to two characteristics: their striking architectural shape and/or their textural foliage. Both of these qualities are extremely important in the creation of a contemporary...
Plants for Rock Gardens

Plants for Rock Gardens...

When selecting your plants, make sure they are right for your climate and exposure. When planting a rock garden, select a variety of plants so as to have a constant show of colour — unless you want to make a spectacular display in a particular season. Plants for the rock garden should need a minimum of care while tolerating harsh growing conditions. First, dwarf evergreen shrubs may be used to give a permanent quality...
Africa’s Aloes deliver Blazing Colour

Africa’s Aloes deliver Blazing Colour...

June, July and August bring glorious colour to the countryside as aloes flower   Many of Southern Africa’s Aloe species are about to bloom, attracting bees, butterflies and a vast array of garden birds. Enjoy the spectacle. Barbara Jeppe described 139 species of Aloe in “Aloes of South Africa”. There are aloes flowering somewhere in the region throughout the year. The peak months are June, July and August,...