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Impatiens in every shade

Impatiens are the Queen of colour in the shade gardenNothing says summer quite like Impatiens. These attractive shade annuals got their botanical name from Latin referring to their seed pod which explodes when they ripen, shooting their sticky seeds far and wide.

They originate in East Africa and are indigenous to Zanzibar but the ones we see today are hybrids from many years of cross breeding to give larger flowers and in solid colours.

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Water Wise roses

Sheila Perfume a great Cut Flower roseRoses are back in fashion. Not only because they are the most economical way to get colour in the garden for years to come but also because they are extremely water wise and hardy. October is rose month in Gauteng with gardens filled with the most perfect blooms. It always amazes us when we see the first flush, almost as if one forgets how spectacular your roses are.

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Our favourite herbs to grow

Oregano is a staple in most kichens in RSAWe’ve all heard the famous song lyrics: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme which are all time favourite herbs to grow. Fresh herbs add flavour are healthier and are easy to use in the kitchen. Besides that the smell in the garden adds a new dimension as it fills the senses and of course many herbs are pollinator friendly which makes the environmentally friendly too.

When growing herbs there are two key things to consider, grow herbs you use and if they don’t do well don’t give up try them again in a different spot. Positioning of your herbs is important for success. Herbs need at least four hours of sun a day to do well. That said a pot of Basil on the windowsill used up in a week then dumped and replaced also works well indoors.

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