Life is a Garden Update

I recently visited another amazing nursery in Durban – this time a bit further up the hill up in Botha’s Hill.
The Plant & Flowers Garden Centre is huge with loads of different plants, pots and garden ornaments, as well as a tea garden where we had morning tea before choosing some herbs and veggies for our garden.

In addition to selling plants, they also offer a full landscaping service including planting, paving, water features, ponds and tree felling and also host talks on a regular basis by leading garden experts such as Tanya Visser, Keith Kirsten and Gerald Scholfield – follow them on facebook for updates.

We picked up some spinach, mint, rosemary, marigolds, nasturtiums, ground cover, lavender and a banana palm, which have all been planted and are now thriving in the garden – it’s been so cool to be able to make salad each evening with all home grown ingredients!
Did you know that planting marigolds & nasturtiums among your herbs & veggies keep nunus away? They do!
This whole trolley cost just over R200 – i was seriously impressed.

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We’re now busy building a little deck off our kitchen door which will have a few new herb pots on it, so keep a look out for that post in the next few months – I’m loving cultivating my green fingers – I even got an orchid that hadn’t blossomed for over 2 years to flower again! YAY!

You can follow Life is a Garden on facebook and instagram for great tips on planting and pruning and then check out their website for a full list of SANA (South African Nursery Association) affiliated garden centres, garden care, seasonal updates, events, garden clubs and much more – I’ve also subscribed to their newsletter to get regular updates – very handy.

Here are some pics of how our garden is thriving:

And check out this post for my first Life is a garden escapade.

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