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The Landscape Design Blog is written by Jo-Anne Hilliar, a professionally trained Landscape Designer with more than 25 years of international experience.

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What is gardening for biodiversity

WHAT IS GARDENING FOR BIODIVERSITY. “Biodiversity” is a current buzzword in gardening circles but what does it mean? Biodiversity is short for biological diversity and refers to the variety of different life forms – plants, animals and micro-organisms, the genes they

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Sustainable gardening

Southern Africa seems to be the leaders in the world in terms of sustainable landscaping practices.  The reason for this is the stark reality that shortages of water resources and changing climatic constraints are not conducive to creating ornamental landscapes. These are the

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