๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› 2022

Jealous of the neighbour’s incredibly giving lemon tree? Donโ€™t be, plant your own fruit tree this year instead!

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€:

  • Do your research first: find out which trees will flourish in your region.
  • Ask yourself: What types of fruit would your family enjoy eating i.e. stone or citrus?
  • Self-pollinating trees like nectarine and peach can be planted alone whereas apple, plum and pear trees arenโ€™t self-pollinating, which means you would need to plant at least two of them in order for the trees to bear fruit.
  • Is your garden too small but you want variety? Consider growing your trees in pots to contain them.
  • Pick a sunny area that offers well-drained soil.
  • Dig a hole, place the tree inside, and mix the soil with compost (1 part for every 2 parts soil) and superphosphate (1 cup for every 2 parts soil).
  • Add a drainage pipe for deep watering.
  • Mulch!
  • Yes, fruit flies and other pests are an issue. Know this going in. โ€ข Daily spraying of a natural organic spray may be required.
  • Prune in June or July.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ-๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ-๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ-๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ-๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป.

 

 

 

๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’˜ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’˜๐’!

Hereโ€™s howโ€ฆ

If growing a vegetable garden is at the top of your 2022 goals, well done! Not only will it get you outside more but eating your produce will also aid in your health the year ahead.

CAUTION: A vegetable garden is hard work and requires daily TLC. So start small, and start easy.

Here are our top tips:

  • Find a sunny spot (5 – 8 hours sun per day)
  • Mix compost and bonemeal into your soil and ensure good drainage
  • Choose the veggies your family will eat
  • The easiest veggies to grow include tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, spinach, spring onion, peppers, green beans, eggplant, beetroot and pumpkins
  • Use a starter kit like Garden in a Box or a Seed Kit if you need more help
  • Make watering your veggie patch easy with Wedgit

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„. We believe water is a ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ and thatโ€™s why all of our products are drip-free to ensure no precious drop goes wasted.

 

 

 

๐‘‚๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘  – ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™

Ornamental grasses are absolutely elegant, and this trend is growing in popularity in gardens across the world due to their minimalistic appearance.

#DidYouKnow that ornamental grass can help to enhance your gardenโ€™s biodiversity because they attract butterflies and birds?

Ornamental grasses are also hardy, naturally waterwise (once established), can bring beautiful colour, texture and height to the garden and require little maintenance. Plus, these grasses can even prevent soil erosion.

How to plant:

  • Plant in full sun
  • Cut when they look tattered after winter
  • Divide when they become overcrowded
  • Add compost to the soil annually

It is very important to choose indigenous grasses like Ngongoni three-awnonly, Natal red-top, Saw-tooth love grass ONLY!

Change the way you think about your garden this year.

Make it an indegenious, waterwise haven.

When it comes to all your hose pipe and hose pipe connector needs, we have drip-free and kink-free solutions that have been made in SA with the South African garden in mind.

 

 

 

๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›

Every New Year brings with it new goals in the garden. What will yours be?

Maybe it is time to get that herb and vegetable gardens started?

Whatever your goals are, simply spending more time getting your hands dirty and nurturing your beloved plants will be good for your mental and physical wellness.

Hereโ€™s what you need to prioritise in the month ahead:

  • ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ – letโ€™s get rid of dead leaves and flowers, tidy up our beds, and trim roses back slightly.
  • ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ – feed indoor and outdoor containers, fruit trees and roses with slow releasing fertilisers.
  • ๐— ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ต – top up your mulch because this month will get very hot and dry and gardens will get very thirsty.
  • ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ – Coleus, Begonias and New Guinea Impatiens in the shade and Dahlias, Marigolds and Petunias in the sun.
  • ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜„ – if you are looking to get that vegetables going now is a good time to sow seeds or plant seedlings for beetroot, carrots, brinjals, chilies and tomatoes, parsley etc.

If the idea of a year filled with drip-free hose connectors and kink-free hoses gets you excited, you are in good company. Making garden watering practical and fun, while saving water is what Wedgit is all about!

Made in South Africa for South African conditions!

 

 

 

Hydrangeas in full bloom!

This time of the year hydrangeas (aka Christmas roses) are decorating gardens across the country. It makes an incredible cut flower for the festive table too. But what if you are struggling to grow yours or want a specific colour?

Try these tips:

  • The more acidic your soil (lower than 6.0) the more blue or lavender in colour your hydrangeas will appear. The more alkaline (higher than 7.0) the more pink or red they will turn. Soil with a pH balance of between 6 and 7 will turn your hydrangeas bluish-pink.
  • Plant your hydrangeas in a sheltered spot that gets loads of morning sunlight but no to little afternoon sun.
  • Add organic material to your beds and ensure good drainage and your hydrangeas will flourish.

๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต. ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ.

Partner with Wedgitโ€™s no-fuss and drip-free hose connectors and kink-free hoses and make watering the garden practical and fun again!

Made in South Africa for South African conditions!

 

 

 

๐—˜๐—ฝ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜โ€ฆ

Maybe it is no secret to you, but it is worth making a mention of the wonderful benefits Epsom Salt can have in the garden.

#DidYouKnow Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate a natural mineral that can help plants:

  • grow greener;
  • grow bushier;
  • make more flowers; and
  • control pests?

Epsom Salt can also neutralize the pH of soil.

Mix the salt with water and spray directly onto the leaves of your plants or work salt into the ground.

๐—”๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜, ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ-๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ. We believe gardening should be practical and fun and as a result we offer various drip-free watering accessories that make manual watering more pleasurable.

All our products have been manufactured in South Africa and are ideal for every South African garden.

 

 

 

Checklist for a water-wise gardenโ€ฆ

As water-wise gardeners, we are all doing our bit to preserve water in the garden. Hereโ€™s a quick checklist to make sure our gardens are contributing to the environment as best as possible:

  1. Do you have pollinator plants/trees in your garden? Bees prefer violet, blue, white and yellow flowers.
  2. Do you have drought-resistant plants/trees in your garden? Normally these plants tend to have waxy and hairy leaves.
  3. Are all your plants/trees native to SA? Weeping love grass, ‘brakvygie’ and butterfly bush are examples of native plants that are drought-resistant as well.
  4. Is your irrigation system leak-free and error-free?
  5. Do you own the right drip-free watering tools?
  6. Are you harvesting rainwater?
  7. Are you mulching?

At Wedgit we offer our customers numerous ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ-๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ hose connectors and incredible kink-free hoses.

๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.

Because gardening should be practical and fun!

 

 

 

This weekโ€™s garden priorities:

Whether you are going away or staying home this December holiday, now is a great time to do the following in the garden:

  • ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ – feed your laws, roses, containers etc.
  • ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ – shape and cut back and get rid of weeds.
  • ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ – annuals like zinnias and selvias, and herbs like rosemary, thyme and mint.
  • ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ – place solar garden lights and hang solar fairy lights to give your garden a festive spirit this December.

Wedgit is every South African waterwise gardenerโ€™s best friend. ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ-free.

๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜. All our hose connectors are drip-free and durable.

Manufactured in South Africa for South African gardens.

Because gardening should be practical and fun!

 

 

 

๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

Harvesting rainwater has multiple benefitsโ€ฆ

Yes, it is good for your pocket and it is good for the environment (saves water & energy), but there are even more benefits.

Harvesting rainwater allows you to prevent floods and ground erosion as less water will run off in the event of a storm.

Rainwater contains nitrogen and none of the chemicals prepared water does, which is why your garden loves it more. And finally, harvesting rainwater means you have backup water in the event of a water shortage or service interruption.

It doesnโ€™t matter what you decide: Start small or go big. Just start capturing rain this rainy season.

Choose ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ to effortlessly water your garden with the water youโ€™ve harvested.

 

 

 

๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ

๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ, ๐ง๐จ๐ฐโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ !

Letโ€™s focus on your outside entertainment area:

  • A great tip is to add hanging baskets and containers around the patio/veranda and to plant bright flowers in bloom in them. Marigolds are a good choice as they are happy in full sun and heat, and do not require a lot of watering. They are also available in bright warm colours.
  • Another excellent tip is to plant hydrangeas (Christmas roses) now! They are the ideal cut flower for your Christmas table.

While baskets and containers add colour and energy to paved areas, ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ. ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚โ€™๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ. ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ-๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ-๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป.

This is a proudly South African, durable product that has been engineered specifically for the South African garden.

AND we’ve got some ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ running too!

 

 

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