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Sue Parker identifies a problem with identification

For those of us who like to pigeon-hole things, taking an interest in the natural world can be intensely frustrating: no sooner do you...

Drought has always been considered as a limitation for gardens. We have all been influenced by the temperate climate garden model, in which thriving shrubs and lush perennials surround a perfect...

Hundreds of species, thousands of cultivars and almost as many variations in colour: fitting that the genus Iris takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow, and its associated goddess, who...

South Africa is recognised as one of the six greatest floral kingdoms of the world and the Cape region at the southern tip has a flora of exceptional richness and diversity.

Differing...

Filbert Press, February 2016, 240 pages, full colour, ISBN 9780993389207

Beautiful, resilient groundcovers for terraces, paved areas, gravel and other alternatives to the lawn – excellent...

For me, the best time of year here in the Algarve includes the cooler months – starting with our second spring following the autumn rainfall. This is still a sort of miracle of regeneration with...

Sweet potatoes are real superstars of the plant kingdom. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, they also help to stabilise the blood sugar level. With 600 species, it is a member of the...

For those who still like the enormous treat of a new book from a good writer on the fascinating subjects of plants and gardens

Letting plants self-seed in the garden has become increasingly...

Don’t you simply love this time of year? We’ve had some decent rain, green is covering the land, but the soil is still warm and these fabulous sunny days mean it’s drained enough to dig. The...

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