August in the Garden

AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

In August, it’s easy to leave the rake and the fork buried in the garden shed and hunker down in your warm sitting room rather than venture out into your dry and cold winter garden.  However, as we...
Dealing with unwanted garden guests!

DEALING WITH UNWANTED GARDEN GUEST!

Like many of the avid gardeners that visit Granny Mouse, General Manager, Sean Granger, often struggles with some unwanted guests that make themselves comfortable in our beds and settle down to sumptuous meals...
Make your garden more water efficient Private Property

MAKE YOUR GARDEN MORE WATER EFFICIENT

It's no secret that Mother Nature has not been kind to Western Cape residents over the last two years or so. The province experienced the worst drought in modern times, forcing residents to reduce their water...
PLANTS – NATURE’S PEST CONTROL

PLANTS – NATURE’S PEST CONTROL

Nature is wonderful. Not only do so many plants in our garden look and smell good but they can also be used in cooking, the making of essential oils and to keep unwanted pests ‘out of your hair’. The warm,...
CREATING A GREENER URBAN JUNGLE

CREATING A GREENER URBAN JUNGLE

When living in the city most amenities are more easily accessible, from being able to walk to the nearest café to grab a bite to eat or being a 10-minute walk from the office, to the never-ending excitement...
garden party

HOW TO THROW THE BEST GARDEN PARTY FOR YOUR KID

Throwing a birthday party for your little one sounds like fun and games but make no mistake the pressure is on. You are expected to not only throw a party that excites and delights your tiny guests but also...