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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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ludwig’s rose corner

Jenny Argyle of Pretoria writes My ‘Ann Wrighton’ roses are not growing well; should they be cut back to encourage new growth? Ludwig replies Cutting back or putting extra fertiliser on a struggling rose will more than likely kill it. The aim is to increase the leaves on the bush as this builds up the root system. The best way is to pinch off the tips of all the new growth. This increases pressure in the stem and encourages dormant eyes to sprout as well as the formation of basal shoots. You can do this by pinching back once, twice or even three times but if the rose bush doesn’t respond satisfactorily, it’s best to dig it up and plant a new rose. Joey Theron of Hermanus writes I love picking my ‘Graaff-Reinet’…

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win!

Nespresso, the leader in portioned coffee, has released its new Barista Creations range: expertly-crafted blends designed for their unique alchemy with milk. Now everyone can be a home barista! From a small cortado to larger cappuccinos, a variety of recipes can be created from each one – the Chiaro, Scuro and Corto coffees. Share your coffee creations on social media, using these hashtags: #BaristaCreationsZA #NespressoZA; check out buynespresso.com for more information about the range and coffee machines.…

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quick questions

Q: Where did the homeowner buy the lovely towels on page 61 of your March 2019 issue? – Mini Scholtz, Piketberg A: The towel is from online décor store knus.co. Also try MRP Home (mrphome.com) or @home (home.co.za) for printed towels. Q: What’s the name of the paint colour used on the wall on page 41 of your May 2017 issue? – Kate Jeffries, Johannesburg A: The colour is Peninsula from Prominent Paints (prominentpaints.co.za). Q: What kind of paint did the homeowner use on the wall on page 53 of the March 2019 issue? – Nadine Coetsee, via Facebook A: The paint used on that wall is Fired Earth Breakthrough in the colour Boost (fired-earth.co.za). Q: Where can I buy the tan leather couch featured on page 61 of your June 2019 issue? – Anneke Geary,…

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chocolate doughnuts

Makes at least 12 doughnuts Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes • 4 x 250ml (560g) flour• 60ml (25g) cocoa• 15ml baking powder• a pinch of salt• 80ml buttermilk• 125ml butter, melted• 4 eggs• 180ml (150g) sugar• vegetable oil for deep-frying• icing of your choice 1 Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Combine the buttermilk and butter in a second bowl and set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. First beat the buttermilk mixture into the egg mixture, then mix in the flour to form a smooth dough. 2 Shape the dough into a flat disc then cover with cling film. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This step is optional, although the cooling process makes the dough firmer and…

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new in nurseries

As tough as its namesake Every year, Ludwig’s Roses honours a South African by naming a rose after them. This year, in response to many requests, a rose has been named after the fearless former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. The rose will be launched at the opening of the 48th annual Spring Rose Festival on 3 October at Ludwig’s Rose farm, north of Pretoria. ‘Thuli Madonsela’ is one of the new-generation roses that are extremely hardy, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant. The large, two-tone pink blooms have a classical hybrid tea shape but are carried in clusters like a floribunda rose. The bush grows vigorously to chest height with glossy, bright green leaves. CONTACT ludwigsroses.co.za. Blooming lovely A new dwarf agapanthus hybrid, Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’, will be launched at the Agapanthus Festival at the Aloe Farm outside Hartebeespoort,…

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stash it or trash it?

From watercolours to oils Jogayle Wahl of Pietermaritzburg writes I was given this original watercolour painting by Cornelis Hendrikus Kersenboom; can you tell me anything about him or the value of the piece? Kayleen Wrigley of Walker Scott Art Advisory replies Unfortunately, not much is known about the painter Cornelis Hendrikus Kersenboom. He lived in Rotterdam in the early 20th century and scenes of the shipping port comprise the majority of his subject matter, with a few Dutch pastoral pieces in-between. For the most part, it appears that he would sketch studies in watercolour before completing his works in oil paint. Your piece appears to be one such preparatory sketch on paper and as such does not hold significant value. The work does, however, show great skill and would make for a lovely addition to…