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Growing indigenous

Growing indigenous...

The cultivation of indigenous plants — from the largest trees to the daintiest climbers and ground covers — can be rewarding for even the most inexperienced gardener. More and more South African gar­deners are planting indigenous shrubs and trees in their garden — plants once only seen growing wild. Indigenous plants make an attractive and hardier alternative to exotic plants. Indigenous plants make an attractive...
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,...