Art in the garden blog:

This blog features recent writing on both gardening and art in the form of one continual blog stream. There is also a sub-blog on regenerative gardening only, and an artist's blog. which will keep posts for longer.

Home Gardening blog

The Home Gardening blog will inform you of new articles published on the greenidiom website, as well as offering other short snippets of useful information and tips for green living. The website explores green issues and offers practical and affordable solutions for living green, from reporting on green activism in South Africa, to articles on eco sensitive gardening, recycling and natural building. You can click on the orange button to subscribe to our RSS feed.

Nov 27, 2021

regenerative gardening blog

the green idiom regenerative gardening blog

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Nov 27, 2021

A wild adventure in the Cape Flats Nature Reserve

a wild adventure with precious urban biodiversity in the beautiful Cape Flats Nature Reserve

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Nov 27, 2021

An introduction to snails and their benefit to the gardener

The first in a series of articles on snails, and why getting rid of them may not be the right choice. Learn how they benefit the garden and are of use to you.

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Nov 26, 2021

Skills sharing and cross-pollination

Hi Caroline It was an honour to accompany you to this faunal and floral survey. We should do more or perhaps we can facilitate that you speak at workshops

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Nov 06, 2021

Growing South African plants. All native food plants support wildlife

A description of a horticulture workshop on how to grow South African plants for beginners, and the most important things to remember..

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Oct 21, 2021

garden for wildlife all around the world using native food plants

Growing against extinction. Some of the many reasons why one should garden for wildlife all around the world using native food plants

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Sep 03, 2021


can an established, large, wild plum tree Harpephyllum caffrum be pruned in order to try shape/reduce the width of its canopy? I have a huge wild plum

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Aug 31, 2021

Thank you!

Caroline, thanks so much for the valuable information in your blog. I also try to garden in Cape Town in a garden that is battered by the Southeast in

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Jul 09, 2021

Ms Kim-Marie Fisser

I'm just blown away by yr article. I've only recently discovered the term 'lawn tapestry' & indeed,info on the subject. I'm extremely excited by the whole

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Jun 28, 2021

Kei apple growth

I bought a few kei apple tree planting next to my boundery wall as a hedge. How long does it take to grow and what can i do to speed up the growth.

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