The fascinating Japanese art of bonsai calls for a love of growing tiny plants, some measure of artistic ability and patience aplenty
As far back as 1 200 years ago, the Japanese people learnt of the intriguing Chinese practice of penzai, (also known as penjing) in which, through limiting the growth of plants, they were able to imitate nature in miniature form. Japanese horticulturalists would go on to reinterpret the tradition and seamlessly thread it into
Consider a few simple, cost-effective ways to save water while keeping your garden going strong
As we’ve seen by the severe drought that Cape Town is currently experiencing, and myriad other affected areas around the world, water is becoming scarcer by the day. Strict but necessary restrictions can result in a garden that suffers, which is why, together with leading paving supplier Corobrik, we’ve compiled five top tips for saving water this summer while keeping your garden going strong at the same time.
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Grass consumes the most water in a garden, so an effective way to cut water expenditure is to reduce the size of your lawn. One of the best looking and most cost-eff