December 16, 2018

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Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tonight at UCT the m.arch (prof) & landscape architecture awards -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development -

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018 -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The New Retirement Landscape -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof -

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources -

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro -

Friday, October 12, 2018

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018 -

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’ -

Monday, October 1, 2018

Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Gardening a killer for cacti

Vienna – Illegal trade in cactus plants for gardening has contributed to bringing 31% of the world’s cactus species to the brink of extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Monday in Gland, Switzerland. Harvesting of plants for food and medicine, as well as land development, are additional reasons why cacti are one of the most threatened group of organisms in the world, according to IUCN, which keeps the Red List of endangered species. IUCN and a group of scientists published their findings in the journal Nature Plants. “They confirm that the scale of the illegal…

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Ancient pear tree in Company’s Garden becomes a proud parent

Ancient pear tree in Company’s Garden becomes a proud parent Cape Town – The genetic future of a 363 year old Saffron Pear tree in Company’s Garden, Cape Town, was preserved on Friday by planting a cloned sapling next to it. It is said to be the oldest cultivated tree in the country and was planted during the time of Jan van Riebeeck, the Dutchman who founded the city. Due to its extreme age, the tree is supported by poles and braces. It is also fenced off. Two years ago, deciduous fruit distributor Tru Cape took cuttings of bud material…

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‘Let’s clean up PMB’s oldest cemetery’

Pietermaritzburg – A Pietermaritzburg resident has put her foot down on the filth at the Commercial Road Cemetery and has organised a clean-up on October 17. Amanda Peddle said she first noticed the awful state of the cemetery a few months ago and had tried to organise a group of friends in a clean-up effort, but was unable to muster enough support. The Witness reported last month that portions of the cemetery were littered with used condoms and needles, and that it was often used as a makeshift brothel. On reading the article, Peddle immediately contacted The Witness, saying she…

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Companion Planting for the Veggie Garden

It’s now a well-known fact that certain plants grow better when planted near to each other as they improve each other’s well-being and protect each other from attack by insect pests. Now this is the kind of gardening I like, letting Nature lead the way and do the work! This is especially useful when applied to your vegetable garden, ensuring that your vulnerable vegetable seedlings are given the best start by planting them along with their companion plants. Companion planting is the best way of using a small space for maximum production of healthy plants and vegetables. Certain plants actually…

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Good news: AU leaders’ summit in Malabo, pledge to Do Agric!

On January 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we launched the Do Agric, It Pays campaign. The campaign called on African governments to keep their promises to invest in agriculture and support smallholder farmers when they meet at the AU Heads Of state summit in June in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Over the course of the campaign, over 2 million Africans rose to the occasion and joined us in sending this message to our leaders by signing the Do Agric petition. These actions made this the biggest mobilisation in ONE’s history! Wow, how historic! Armed with this mandate, we took the message to…

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The Bedford Garden Festival

Run away from your daily routine, come to Bedford for three days of fresh air and inspiration. World renowned country gardens, pretty town and township gardens, scrumptious food, fine wines, fun-loving farmers … these are a few of our favourite things.  And we love sharing them. The Garden Festival is a touring adventure. With our comprehensive map you will discover stunning scenery on quiet country roads, visiting open gardens en route. Meet the gardeners and pick their brains – local know-how is based on generations of experience. Choose from masses of home-grown plants and gardening necessities, meander through the craft stalls at…

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Bhisho juices R21m in citrus exports

The Eastern Cape’s citrus industry has received a R21-million boost for exports from the Fort Beaufort and Peddie region… While Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane assigned the majority of the R21 million for infrastructure support at the ageing Ripplemead citrus pack house in Peddie, smallholder citrus growers from the Amathole region will receive R4 million. Qoboshiyane made the allocation while delivering his 2015-16 policy speech at the Bhisho Legislature this week. “Though Amathole and Sarah Baartman are also crop-producing areas, they are the citrus and deciduous fruit hubs in the province. “The department is supporting the smallholder…

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Garden centre skydivers raise cash for Greenfingers

A team of daredevil supporters took fundraising for Greenfingers to “dizzying heights! last weekend as they undertook a parachute jump for the charity to raise money for a garden at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield. Nine jumpers took on the challenge on 26 September at the Army Parachute Association’s headquarters in Netheravon, Wiltshire.  The brave jumpers were Grace Meehan, a buyer for Homebase; Phillippa Stubbs from the British Garden Centre Group; Millie Quinton-Smith; Lulu Wijayasekara; Oli Boggis; James Dickson and the father, mother and daughter team of Simon, Angie and Ollie Tuck.   The challenge was inspired by Leisure and Outdoor Furniture…

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Eastern Cape should take up opportunities in agriculture

PRETORIA: The Eastern Cape should take advantage of its strength in agriculture and become a leading agro-processing hub in South Africa, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina. “It is important for everyone to note that the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is there to create an enabling environment for all our aspirant entrepreneurs. Our mandate as defined in government’s National Development Plan is to ensure that we help South Africa industrialise, and that we stimulate activity in the agro-processing sector by helping create agro-parks and Industrial Development Zones,” he said on Friday, 25 September. Speaking at…

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Soil awareness South Africa

Soil, along with sunlight and water, is essential for our life here on earth. All the plants that grow on the earth (including all of the crops that we eat and the grass that our animals eat) need soil to grow, and we even need soil to form the bricks to build our houses. Soil is obviously not the same everywhere – it can be red, black, yellow-brown grey or virtually anything in between. Farmers and gardeners need to know what sort of soil they have in their area in order to know what sort of crops will grow best…

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