…and we’re loving it!
01 September 2021
Happy Spring Day! What better way to kick off the new season than by planting some beautiful blooms? This month we’re planting Bidens ‘Golden Empire’ for its masses of golden daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies from mid-Spring through to mid-Autumn. The compact bushy plants (25cm high and wide) are useful as filler plants for garden beds, containers and hanging baskets. Bidens ‘Golden Empire’ grows in all types of garden soil, in full sun. It is water wise and tolerant of urban pollution. It shows off best when massed together. It combines well with other plants when used in mixed containers and hanging baskets but needs more regular watering than garden grown plants. The fine, bright green foliage is also attractive. It tends to be a biennial that is at its best for only two years. Details: ballstraathof.co.za
04 September 2021
We love the theme for this year’s Spar Women’s Virtual Challenge, which was inspired by the incredible fortitude our country has shown over the past 18 months. The theme is #LiveLimitless and the race takes place on 4 September around the country. Entries are already closed, but even if you missed the cut off, we still think you should lace up, get outside and get moving! All you have to do is walk, jog or run – any route, any distance and any pace – between 6am and 6pm on 4 September. Good luck if you’ve entered the official race – the Get It girls will be out and we can’t wait to see you on the road!
11 September 2021
Ah, how we love a market … and the Shongweni Farmer’s Market never fails to impress. With a massive range of food and drinks for sale as well as fresh produce and loads of crafts, there really is something for everyone. It’s wheelchair and pet friendly and open every Saturday between 6.30am and 12.30pm. There is live music, masks are mandatory and COVID regulations are in place. Details: 031 777 4686, [email protected], @shongwenifarmersmarket
24 September 2021
Happy Heritage Day! Today we celebrate our beautiful, colourful nation and the phenomenal melting pot of cultures that makes us, us. Whatever your background, we urge you to take a moment to recognise how unique and incredibly special it is to call yourself a South African.