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Is your Lemon tree the best on the block?

Lemon Eureka is the most popularOne of the most popular and most versatile of fruit Lemons are used by many almost every day. Lemons are incredibly easy to grow, so we think every garden should have one. Being well suited to growing in containers they also work well on patios or balconies and as they are self pollinating you only need one tree to provide your own lemons. With a few easy steps to follow one can grow the best lemons.

Lemons set their fruit through early summer after a spring flowering and are ready to harvest from mid winter. They stay fresh on the tree for months which means that as they mature one can have a steady supply of fruit for most of the year.

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Grow some red balls

If you grow nothing else try TomatosWe've all heard that gardening is better than therapy and you get tomatoes... to throw at the people who annoy you :-) Did you know that Tomatoes are related to Eggplants and chillies? Tomatoes are in fact a fruit, but they are usually classed as a vegetable because of the way they are used in cooking. The perfect summer crop to grow your own and to add to your food basket, they are the easiest of all veggies to grow for first timers and experienced hands.

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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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