Monthly Archives: February 2017

Resurfacing the tennis court on Play Tennis Day

The 23rd of February is Play Tennis Day so it is time to make your way down to the tennis court! Tennis is known as a social sport, enjoyed by family, friends, school children and work colleagues. Today, it is time to bust out the strawberries and cream; start chopping fruit for the Pimms and find…
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How to create a cottage garden using indigenous South African plants

Life Landscapes, a division of Life Green Group, has decided to explore - how to create an indigenous cottage garden using South African plants, with a strict focus on traditional English cottage garden features. History of the cottage garden The cottage garden came about as a response to space. English labourers of the working class…
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Flirting with red roses this Valentines Day

The red rose and romance - ‘a tale as old as time’ – there has been no other enduring symbol of romantic love in western culture, since the beginning of time.  The rose has inspired 4000 song lyrics and is, along with candy and jewelry, the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. The Red Rose through Time…
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Kei-apples offering organic security at Soweto school

Landscapers use plants for many reasons - for food, shade, to control erosion, to attract wildlife and to lower maintenance costs, but here is a story about how a feisty plant, the kei-apple (Dovyalis caffra), has been used as a form of affordable organic security. Security Issues at Schools “Before I built a wall I'd…
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