Home August 2019

Home is a practical, inspiring guide for the home and garden that enables people to make their home prettier and increase the value – inside and outside. The magazine makes life easier for people wanting to buy a home, build, or make alterations, or even try their hand at gardening, cooking and decorating. Home doesn't just demonstrate what looks good – it explains what adds value, and why. The magazine offers readers affordable and accessible choices, help with do-it-yourself projects, and provide advice for renovations. It’s for men and women with ordinary lives, ordinary careers and ordinary homes; people who want to add value to their home with a limited budget.

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ask jj

Waiting period Riana Fourie asks on Facebook If you spray a lemon tree with Plant Care, can you eat the lemons already on the tree, or should you rather wait for it to bear new fruit? JJ replies Plant Care usually stays in the plant for three weeks. Wait for four weeks; any fruit the lemon tree bears after that can be picked and eaten. Tree infestation Rene Ernst of Randburg writes What is this white mildew on my tree and what can I use to treat it? It is also spreading to my other trees; please help! JJ replies This is a type of scale and the best route to follow is to make a mixture of the Makhro products, Plant Care and SK Eco Oil, and spray the tree with that. Plant Care…

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[ mandy’s favourites ]

• Cotyledon orbiculata – its whitish-grey circular leaves add wonderful contrast and shape to the garden (see page 112). • Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ – this plant has spectacular flowers and its pinkish-lavender leaves literally glow. • Blue chalk sticks (Senecio serpens) – it has magnificent turquoise-blue foliage. • Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’ – in summer it is soft and pretty with long stalks of white flowers and in winter it turns a bright burnt-orange. • Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Rosea’ – this plant is so ornamental with its frilly red and green leaves. • Aloes of all types and sizes – I love them because they make strong statements in the garden, are indigenous and flower profusely in winter. • Agaves – there are so many that are spectacular: Agave potatorum is smaller and compact with brightly coloured spines, Agave…

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water smart

We love succulents! Pencil tree With its fiery red and yellow tips, Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Firesticks’ has wowed gardeners from the moment of its introduction. It is an almost perfect garden plant: drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, resilient and versatile. It can grow into a tree or be kept at knee height. How to grow Plant in full sun in well-drained, lightly-composted soil. Plants can also cope with rocky outcrops and sloping embankments as well as sandy soil, which makes them suitable for coastal gardens. Water once every two weeks in summer, letting the soil dry out before watering. To encourage the growth of young plants, plant in composted soil and feed with a liquid fertiliser. Garden uses This versatile plant thrives in beds that receive hot afternoon sun. It is useful as a form plant or as…

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enter now for tjhoko champs!

The chalk paint trend just keeps on growing! And whether you’ve decorated an old piece of furniture or revamped a melamine kitchen with Tjhoko Paint, we want to showcase your creativity. Proudly South African Tjhoko Paint has enthusiasts redecorating their homes all over the country. Because it’s self-sealing and requires no sanding before application, transforming something old into something new and beautiful has never been easier. Show us what you’ve done and you could be SA’s very first Tjhoko Champ! Not only that but you also stand a chance of winning fantastic prizes – and being featured in Home as an inspiration to all our readers. How it works To enter, all you have to do is jazz something up with Tjhoko Paint, take a picture and upload it (with a before picture) to…

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raise the bar

ALL THINGS bar are making a stylish comeback with Art Deco inspired bar trolleys and a wide range of bar and nook stools in velvet, leather, wicker and metallics. Style your drinks trolley with a variety of decanters, bottles and glasses or create your own craft gin station with botanical infusions and locally distilled masterpieces. Keep the conversation going and make sure your guests are comfortable. Our nook and bar stools are between 64 and 67cm tall while our adjustable stools are suitable for all counter heights.…

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seal the deal

It’s important to seal wooden surfaces in a kitchen to protect them from moisture and scratches, says Frikkie Greeff of Woodoc. “Applying a good quality sealant such as Woodoc 25 or Woodoc Water-Borne Floor on wooden floors can keep them beautiful for decades,” he explains. “The same products may be used on wooden countertops, splashbacks and even cabinetry to prevent water- and heat damage as well as scratches.” Woodoc 25 is available in a satin or matte finish; Woodoc Water-Borne Floor is available in gloss and matte and is non-yellowing. CONTACT 0800 411 200, woodoc.com…