Barbie's GardenBarbie’s Garden

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia (in the Cape) in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden, I wanted an edible garden. Read more about this garden by following blog posts here … Barbie’s Garden

Christine’s Garden

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my Cape Town garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including Camellias and Azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge … Read about this garden by following posts here … Christine’s Garden

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Sep 07 2017

Do-it-yourself Worm Farm

If you really want to have a flourishing, organic garden that comes from your recyled waste – then you really have to make yourself a Worm Farm. I will show you how easy and inexpensive it is to make yourself. You will be able to get all your components from your local hardware store. I used 3 x smallish black plastic utility boxes with loose-fitting lids. You want to be [...]

May 31 2016

May garden walkabout

Today I did a walk-about! I had a look at what was happening in my garden last winter….well I have to pull up my boots – that’s all I have to say!! The garden looks untidy but there are a few “Ahhh!” areas I had to snap. And to be fair, I took photos of the untidy areas as well, because there are some new developments and first-time vegetables! But [...]

  • January Harvest

    The year started with so many projects on the “TO DO” list, that we saw [...]

  • Food Garden

    If I had to add up all the time spent in my garden, the vegetable [...]

  • Bugs Galore

    Springtime spender brings more than the beautiful flowers and great edibles!! It brings the hungry [...]

  • Tea Tree Wonder

    I have been surprised this week with a flushing Tea Tree – in full bloom!! [...]

  • Starke Ayres Garden Centre Visit

    My favourite outing – going to buy plants at my best-loved nursery – Starke Ayres [...]

  • What’s Hot and What’s Not

    At every turn, you can find a gem of a flower or you can hit [...]