Let’s get planting

We’re planting Salvia ‘Salmia’ for its superb show in the garden. This shrubby upright perennial salvia produces endless spikes of large dark purple, pink or orange red blooms that attract bees and stand out against the dark green leaves. Plants flower from spring to autumn and even through winter in warmer areas. Growing 60 to 80cm high and wide, it is a good filler for beds or as a feature in a large container. Plants are frost hardy, performing best in full sun in fertile well-drained soil.  Like all salvia it needs moderate watering and the soil can dry out between watering. For strong growth, cut back in spring, fertilise and water well.

Info: www.ballstraathof.co.za

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Best for patios…imagine having deliciously fragrant and pickable Sweet basil at your fingertips. Basil ‘Dolce Fresca’ is a patio basil that grows perfectly in a pot, keeps its compact bushy shape and doesn’t get leggy, like garden varieties tend to do. Plants grow 30 -36cm high, with a high leaf yield. This basil has won horticultural awards including the All-American Selections vegetable category for its sweet tender leaves and ornamental shape. Use the leaves for pesto, with pasta and in any Mediterranean inspired dish. A great patio edible.

Info: www.ballstraathof.co.za

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