This has to be one of the nicest times of the year in the Western Cape -  sunny days with a few rainy ones in between. Our gardens are green after the winter rains, and gardens are becoming more colourful as we move from Spring to Summer.  Anyone fortunate enough to work with plants will tell you,  “It’s Garden Day every day!”  Although not the ‘put your feet up and sip bubbly’ type of Garden Day …  rewarding none the less. Landscapers have the good fortune of transforming barren building sites and home gardens to…
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Landscape design students have built nine spectacular mini gardens – on show till May 2018 – in Randburg Design³ (design to the power of 3) is the theme of the 21st Lifestyle Garden Design Show at the Lifestyle Home Garden in Randburg, Gauteng. Nine creative, contemporary and vibrant gardens were launched at this year's show on 10 February, 2018. The show runs until the end of May 2018. The show is part of the practical component of the landscape design course completed by students at Lifestyle College. "This year's gardens are built around a theme…
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 11:35

Check your trees for the shot hole borer

Are your trees dying? Get a SALI landscaper or arboriculturist to help you with identifying the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer in your area. Who discovered the borer? Last year, the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) undertook a survey of tree health in the botanical gardens of South Africa. The project - entitled ‘Monitoring tree health at sentinel sites: botanic gardens and arboreta’ - was funded by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. FABI is a post-graduate research institute was established in 1997, based on a recognition that the future of forestry and agriculture in…
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