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Colour Everywhere

Who can resist Pansies?Nothing beats the winter blues and lifts the spirits like a spot of bright colour. It’s time to plant the next seasons colour. By planting now your Pansies, Primulas and more will have an advantage over later planted ones because the warmer weather now will help them to grow bigger.

Did you know that one Pansy plant will have well over 600 flowers? No wonder they are SA’s most popular winter and spring bedding plant.

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Contrasting colours

Mature Flax flowersColour does not only have to come from flowers and what better way to add colour than with Flaxes which will last in the garden for many years. Flaxes also known by their botanical name of Phormium, have been around in local gardens for many years but have had a surge in popularity of late as they are extremely water wise and tough.

For use in the garden or even cut for foliage in the vase, yellow, plum and salmon are only some of the colours to try.

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Colouring it up

Who can resist Pansies?Start thinking about colour for your winter and spring garden. The rains will have boosted some of the autumn seedlings but many of the summer ones will have started the trip to their end.

Our all time favourites are starting to surface. Of course it’s Pansies for sun and Primulas for shade and who can resist fragrant sweet peas for the vase?

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Fairies and Pixy dust

Small scale gardening - Miniature Gardens At some point or another when we were younger we all loved seeing and playing with a miniature version of the world we live in. Girls played with doll houses and boys played with train sets and dinky cars. Today the world has changed but the joy of expression on a small scale is seen in villages built out of Lego and fairies joining dinosaurs in the playground. The latest trend in gardening is for young and old and is a great weekend project to get young minds away from screens putting fingers in the earth. Miniature gardening is taking the world by storm one tiny step at a time.

It doesn't matter if you're not an expert gardener miniatures always turn out to be cute. Of course girls like to make them fairy gardens but that is not all, there is so much more to do. Finding ones creative spirit is what it’s all about. It’s in building a land of your imagination or dreams and in tending it that the therapy for young and old is found.

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