Is your garden looking flat, boring and old fashioned? Well maybe it’s not your garden that needs the overhaul… Yes, you may need to spruce up a few areas, but have you ever considered that what is actually letting down the whole outside area of
Happy New Year to all our HomeTimes followers, we hope that you will have a wonderful year in 2018. What a beautiful time of the year it is.
I was fortunate enough to travel abroad this festive season, and what a treat it was experiencing different
Is it really worth getting a borehole and what damage is being done to our environment? This is a controversial subject, but, as many South Africans have experienced over the last few years with severe drought starting in the Free State, moving further north through
What a great start to the season! These warm sunny spring days are just fantastic, what a beautiful time of the year! I must say I was expecting a much colder winter but it just never seemed to arrive.
It is really encouraging to see nurseries
I’ve always marveled at the differences each month and season holds for a garden. July is special, as many gardeners and landscapers get out their secateurs to start pruning their roses.
This is when you should be out in your garden doing preparations for the spring
Global warming has really influenced the distribution patterns of many insects, with the fall army worm, in particular, really plaguing our grain farmers, to name just one of the many insects affecting South Africans.
The good news is that there are some common plants which act
Hi there, we were walking our dog in Die Wilgers in Pretoria and came across these seed pods. What tree is this from? Thank you – Ryno
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Hi Ryno, the images are of a tree called Moreton Bay Chestnut or Black bean;
Hi Nick, my wife and I are having a disagreement. She does not believe that there is reason to change the time we water our lawn with winter approaching, while I have heard that it is best to water your lawn mid-morning in winter. Please
I was driving through the tree-lined streets of Parktown North, clearly showing off that autumn has arrived. What a beautiful spectacle it is with all the different autumn colours.
Coincidentally it seemed to be the day for garden staff cleaning the properties getting the gardens ready
Walking around a client’s garden this past week I noticed planting arrangements around her pool which brought back childhood memories of sharp leaves poking my skin.
With so many stylised and modern contemporary looking homes being built these days, a lot of people place the wrong