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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...
Growing heathers and heaths

Growing heathers and heaths...

Easy-to-grow heathers bring year-round colour to gardens in almost any climate.     Heathers are incredible plants that offer real value for money. As a group they flower all year round and individually can be in bloom for several months, with few other plants able to rival the winter-flowering forms for sheer flower power at that time of the year. The flowers vary from the purest white, through pinks and reds...
Popular easy-to-grow indigenous plants

Popular easy-to-grow indigenous plants...

Indigenous plants can contribute to a robust and colourful garden. There is such a wide variety of in­digenous species available to home gardeners that most should be able to grow at least one South African plant — and probably more. Indigenous plants vary in size from small, prostrate plants of delicate beauty, to giant trees, in the same way as exotic or introduced plants, and can fulfil many uses in both small...