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Our Visit to Noordhoek Open Gardens

We had the privilege to pop in to the Noordhoek Open Gardens on the 22 nd & 23 rd of October. We were inspired by all the lovely colours, water-wise planting, companion planting, food gardens and the wide range of garden designs & styles.  Well done to all the hard working gardeners! Lovely to see that there […]

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The best root veggie pizza

This is the ULTIMATE pizza recipe if you love freshly roasted root veggies.  Go on, try it this weekend! Ingredients 4 large pizza bases of your choice 1 cup of cubed butternut 1 cup of cubed beetroot 2 or 3 brown mushrooms 100g of streaky bacon 200ml tomato paste 200g mozzarella cheese 1/2 a red […]

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Honey and thyme baby potato salad

Potato salad is such a favourite braai accompaniment, usually smothered with mayonnaise.  This variation uses baby potatoes and a fresh thyme dressing to make things interesting. Ingredients 500g baby potatoes 150g green beans 1 red onion 5 stalks of fresh thyme 2tbsp honey 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp dijon mustard salt and pepper […]

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5 Reasons indigenous plants help you save money and the planet

1. Indigenous plants are healthier and stronger. Plants indigenous to an area are more likely to establish quickly and will naturally be hardy and healthy. Indigenous plants have evolved over thousands of years, learning to thrive in particular areas—they grow in harmony with the environment, the soil, the water supply, the varying weather throughout all […]

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Roasted tomato & carrot soup

This wet and chilly week was definitely one for soup.  We made up this delicious recipe and it was such a winner we had to share! Ingredients 1kg cherry tomatoes 2 onions about 20 cloves of garlic salt and pepper coriander seeds a little honey olive oil 50g of butter 5 carrots 1 litre of […]

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All about compost

Composting speeds up the natural process of plant decay; it returns nutrients to the soil and reduces waste. The process A good compost is made up of organic materials, microbes, moisture and oxygen. Microbes will benefit from a loose, aerated compost heap, and a damp heap ensures that the plant matter is easily decomposed by […]

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Weed management

A weed can be defined as any plant that grows in the garden against the will of the owner. A garden can never really be considered weed-free, as even once weeds are removed, they can arrive back in your garden with a gust of wind, the help of a bird, or from under your shoes. […]

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Spiced root vegetable soup

Don’t you love the way that root vegetables and winter coincide?  Just as soon you feel like a hearty meal of roast veggies, soups and stews, root vegetables make themselves available to us.  Nature’s great like that 🙂 This recipe is simple and satisfying, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ingredients […]

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Successful lawns

Lawns form the setting for a house, as well as providing an area of play and seating. Creating a new lawn The key to a successful new lawn is the bed in which the roots grow. The bed should be deep, stable and able to drain easily. Before construction, check the pH of the soil […]

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Food from your garden: Beetroot flapjacks

For people who love their garden, there is nothing more satisfying than eating food you’ve planted and nurtured yourself. Beetroots are surprisingly easy to grow, and if you’ve planned ahead they’ll be ready for your salads, pickles and roasts round about now. We love the colour and flavour that beetroot adds to our mealtimes, and […]

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