Articles

Chris has been writing articles for local and international magazines and newspapers on all topics relating to horticulture.

Here are some examples of his work.

Designing Your Garden

Saturday Independent, June 2016 It was encouraging to see so many people visit the Indigenous Open Gardens this past week end held by The Kloof Conservancy in Kloof. A total of 12 gardens were open to the public showcasing some of the magnificent indigenous flora that...

Food plant for Monarch Butterflies

Saturday Independent, May 2016 With the hot weather we have experienced these past few months many plants have produced new leaves thus attracting butterflies to lay eggs and reproduce. I don’t think I have ever seen so many butterflies in my garden at one time and I...

Landscaping with indigenous shrubs

Saturday Independent, April 2016 This past week end I was hiking in the central Drakensberg and was speechless admiring the beauty of this part of South Africa that is only 2 hours from Durban. One plant in particular that is in full bloom is the shrub Leonotis...

Bird of Paradise

Saturday Independent, March 2016 As they say “it does not rain it pours”. We have recently experienced one of our worst droughts in living memory to now being blessed with beautiful rains that at times fall in excess over a very short period causing chaos in the...

Bugs and aliens

Saturday Independent February 2016 There is no doubt that February is the most beautiful time of the year in the greater Durban region for flowering trees even if all these trees are exotic. Travel through Kloof and Hillcrest and you will see at least 5 species of...

Pride of De Kaap: Summer flowering shrub

Saturday Independent January 2016 I am presently writing this article from Singapore and enjoying the rain that falls each day but not the humidity that goes with living in a tropical country. Singapore never gets below 28c which is not an easy climate to live in but...

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