Step by Step: How to create a succulent birdbath

If you have a birdbath that's out dated, broken or just needs some jazzing up, why not plant some succulents in it?! Here's what you'll need for this project: An empty bird bath Succulent soil Your choice of succulents (eg. Sempervivums, Echeveria and Sedums) Optional: Stone Drill This is what you'll do: 1. First drill a hole at the bottom of the birdbath for drainage. (Having at least one drainage hole is crucial! Succulents don't like their feet to be standing in water!) 2. After the drainage holes are made, add the soil. It's best to use succulent soil (or a mixture of river sand and compost - ratio: 3:1) to ensure good drainage takes place. You can mound the soil in the middle to create

How indoor plants can give us a breath of fresh air – literally!

It’s winter and the cold temperatures outside means most of us wind up staying indoors where it is warm, rather than spending time in the garden or getting outside for fresh air. .....But DID YOU KNOW this action can put your lungs (and general health) at risk?! Even in generally warm, sunny South Africa, it’s a fact that the majority of us spend the most of our time indoors – whether it’s at home or working. And as such, it is important to ensure that the quality of the air we breathe indoors is of a high standard. Furnishings, upholstery, synthetic building materials and cleaning products in homes and offices can emit a variety of toxic compounds, like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, benz

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