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Happy Daisy

Daisy bushes are a long time favourite in RSADaisy flowers are an all-time spring favourite in South Africa and are perfect for easy colour on the patio and around the garden in sunny spots. In folklore daisies symbolize a new beginning and a new spring always brings a promise of renewal. Many of the daisy flowers we grow are indigenous and water wise, hereís three of our most popular at Eckards.

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Get the food garden going

Plant some fast leaf crops nowThe summer veggies and herbs are fast finishing off at the moment. The cooler evenings are ideal for sowing some new root crops for a winter crop. The warm day will quickly establish leaf crops to be ready to munch in a few weeks. #GrowSumYum itís time for beetroot, peas, lettuce and carrots to get into the ground.

The veggie garden also changes through autumn as the cool season plants go in and the last of the summer crop gets eaten. Keep the harvests coming into the kitchen by adding some family favourites now to harvest by mid June through to spring. If you donít have a veggie garden, how about growing some yum in a few containers on the patio or on the balcony this winter?

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Garlic to Eat and for Bug Spray

Grow sun yum! Plant a patch of GarlicNot just for warding off vampires, growing garlic gives you an ample supply of one of natureís best healing herbs.†There are many different types of garlic. Back by popular demand we have different colours of garlic available for planting now.

If you have a sunny spot try some pink, white or giant garlic itís easier than you think and besides growing some to eat you can also use garlic to make your own organic spray to keep your edibles free of bugs.

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Grow it in a container!

One of the easiest ways to beat water restrictions is to grow your garden in containers. One can control how much water they get and when using grey water from a bucket in the shower itís easy to keep them looking good. Container gardens also offer the advantage of changing your garden with every season. The choice of plant material is limited only by your imagination.

When choosing plants for container gardens, keep in mind the scale of the container and how big the plant grows. Planting up a specimen container or arranging groupings of three or more pots can make a big difference to an entrance of entertainment patio.

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