The weather really starts heating up this month, saying goodbye to winter rains in the Cape and hello to perfect planting conditions for the gardener. It’s a great time to start planting summer vegetables and flowering plants. Click on the PDF to view more handy gardening tips for October.
To keep roses red and violets blue your summer plants need companions, too! Prose aside, companion planting helps bring a balanced eco-system to your landscape, allowing nature to
Growing Basil is relatively easy as long as the growing environments has suitable light and temperature
Chillies are the fiery cousins of the capsicum family. There are dozens of varieties, each with a unique character and flavour.They grow well in pots or containers, as these can be moved to protected spots in the garden or around the house in case of an unexpected cold snap.
Without healthy soil and legions of microbes, there would be no life. Soil is the critical link between our health and the very future of live as we know on earth. By improving the quality of our soil and its fertility we can grow quality food. Few people realise that it's only 20cm of topsoil that separates mankind from starvation.
Spring is in the air and we are all getting excited for warmer weather. Now we can truly start getting our gardens into shape. Often that is not the only thing we think of when we are talking about getting into shape. It is at that very time we should start visualizing our Summer vegetable gardens producing loads of healthy home grown vegetables and salads.
Click on the PDF to view the handy tips for September.
Do your share to SAVE THE BEES. For more info, click and download a Buzzing Bee Activity PDF pack aimded to inform kids and adults alike.
Let's talk about the birds and the bees - and butterflies too - because no spring garden is compelte without our winged friends.
Here's how to lure them to your outside space.
Click on the PDF to read this article as published in the Fair Lady Magazine September 2015 issue.
When life gives you lemons, you can do more than make lemonade. From eliminating odors to juicing your daily beauty regimen, there are so many practical uses for lemons around the house.
Short on space and creativity? No problem!
We've got the best tips to turn any small garden, patio or balcony into the perfect paradise.
Click on the PDF to the Fair Lady August 2015 where Mr Richard Moris shares his expert advice on what to grow in a small area to give the illusion of space.
Kombat is a member of the Plennegy Group which is one of the largest privately owned agricultural concerns in South Africa. The company came into operation in 1979, and has established itself as an agrochemical supplier of choice by producing, formulating and marketing effective pest control solutions for both the local and international agricultural and household markets.
We have passed the winter solstice and it’s time to start getting excited for longer days and warmer weather. Spring is around the corner and soon the swallows will grace us again with their aerobatics. “ Slaapstad” would have woken and gardeners will be at it again in force. Click on the PDF to view the handy gardening tips for August.
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