Mar 20 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Reviews, | 3 comments

The Cape Garden Centre Review

Cape Garden Centre 4

I so looked forward to Friday, because my best friend was coming over and we were going to take a trip to The Cape Garden Centre in Joostenburgvlakte (just past Kraaifontein) for the day. It was another sweltering hot day, but we had aircon in the car (thank goodness!) and the drive was pleasant because we never have enough to talk about. I have been there before, but it was Christine’s first […]

Mar 11 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Reviews, | 7 comments

Stodels Nursery in Kenilworth

Stodels Nursery in Kenilworth

Last Saturday I paid Stodels Nursery in Kenilworth a visit with the intention of doing a review. A friend has recommended Stodels to me so I was expecting good service and a good variety of plants. I went armed with plenty of cash because … well you know I’m a sales persons dream and can’t leave a shop without buying something, even if it is just something small. Now I don’t know […]

Mar 06 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Products, Reviews, | 1 comment

The Magic Seeder

Magic Seeder

Hi my friend. I had the chance to test the Magic Seeder you bought for me – and what a GREAT product! You know how I find the whole process of sowing the seeds and then having to separate the seedlings quite difficult ….. when they are so delicate. I also tend to put too many seeds down and when they grow, the mass of seedlings are too compact, reason for the […]

Feb 24 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Products, Reviews, | 9 comments

What was in the box?

The new veggie planter

I didn’t make it to the nursery today – too many things going on at work – but we did manage to unpack the box and set up the new veggie planter. So what was in the box? the wooden box 4 plastic ‘baskets’ with drainage holes (for planting) 3 irrigation stems irrigation pipe irrigation timer some hose fittings batteries some very basic (read: stupid) instructions I had someone help me unpack […]

Feb 13 2011 by in Christine's garden, Reviews, | 3 comments

Ferndale Nurseries – a review

Incredible Edibles

I went to Ferndale Nurseries (yes again!) this afternoon and this time I remembered to take my camera (not the fancy, good one, just a little point and click – I didn’t want to look like a tourist). I always enjoy going to Ferndale – even when they are busy as they were today, the service is great and the selection is superb. I had no particular agenda today other than perhaps […]

Jan 23 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Reviews | 1 comment

My favourite gardening magazine

The Gardener

My favourite gardening magazine is The Gardener (South African Magazine). The February issue has just arrived in the shops so I got it today and as always it is packed full of interesting articles and information. Its perfect for a novice gardener like myself because there is so much to learn. Their blurb goes “We know South Africans love their gardens! This magazine inspires the home enthusiast with practical ideas for maintaining […]

Jan 16 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Products, Reviews | 2 comments

The DIY Planter

DIY Planter

Here is the Planter you gave me for my birthday. I just love it! It works beautifully and I so love this that I am going to make more for the garden – they are simple to put together. And now that you have given me your dimensions, we are going to be busy building a whole lot of them. They are waist high, so you have an easy reach when you […]