Tips and Tricks

What wood, which wood?

2018-11-15T14:00:19+02:00

When most of us think of wood in uses other a braai fire so called "South African Pine" springs to mind. Pine is a common, inexpensive softwood used most often in pallets, crates and budget furniture. But what if you want a hardwood, something more durable and interesting? What wood do you use for

What wood, which wood?2018-11-15T14:00:19+02:00

Splish, Splash, make a DIY Bird Bath

2019-03-18T12:05:42+02:00

As the summer heats up, going for a swim seems like a wonderful idea. Our feathered friends think so too. Watching birds splash about is pretty and entertaining. An interesting DIY bird bath adds interest and whimsy to a garden even when the birds are busy elsewhere. Building a DIY bird bath is easy,

Splish, Splash, make a DIY Bird Bath2019-03-18T12:05:42+02:00

Nuts and Bolts – A Fasteners Guide

2018-10-11T13:25:20+02:00

If you do any DIY, sooner or later you're going to have to join two or more things together. Most of the time if this doesn't involve glue it involves fasteners of some sort. There are hundreds of fasteners of different shapes, sizes and grades, made out of different materials with different threads, head

Nuts and Bolts – A Fasteners Guide2018-10-11T13:25:20+02:00

BYOB – Build Your Own Braai – DIY Braai

2018-09-21T14:06:11+02:00

Spring has sprung and it's a Heritage Day long weekend which means it's time to indulge in one of South Africa's greatest traditions, the braai. Most South Africans can braai almost anywhere in almost anything from wheelbarrows to Webers. But why not build your own DIY Braai and give yourself something to brag about in

BYOB – Build Your Own Braai – DIY Braai2018-09-21T14:06:11+02:00

Planning your Plants – What to plant when

2018-09-06T12:06:05+02:00

With every DIY project, research and planning are important. Gardening is at the mercy of climate and weather and so knowing what to plant, sow and prune when in your region is essential. In the age of the internet this information is easier to find than ever. The advice of your local nursery or

Planning your Plants – What to plant when2018-09-06T12:06:05+02:00

Drips and Drabs – DIY Drip Irrigation

2019-03-18T12:06:13+02:00

For some of us the wet season is almost over and for others it hasn't begun. Yet for most of us it feels like planting time. Whether it planting out out the fruits of our seedling pots or starting from scratch, the question is, how are we going to keep our spring gardens watered

Drips and Drabs – DIY Drip Irrigation2019-03-18T12:06:13+02:00

Jump Start Spring with Seedling Pots

2019-03-18T12:06:42+02:00

Bit by bit, the weather is warming and it seems like spring is on its way. But the weather wise among us know that we're likely to get a cold snap or two before we can safely say that winter has gone. That doesn't mean you can't get a head start on your spring

Jump Start Spring with Seedling Pots2019-03-18T12:06:42+02:00

DIY Bird Feeders – Feeding Feathered Friends

2018-07-19T09:31:06+02:00

Winter is a hard time for our feathered friends. Cold weather and fewer daylight hours means they struggle to find enough food to fuel all that twittering and flapping. Why not give them a hand and enjoy their company by building one of these DIY bird feeders. Most of the materials can be found

DIY Bird Feeders – Feeding Feathered Friends2018-07-19T09:31:06+02:00

Winter Energy Saving – Warm and Fuzzy

2019-04-26T12:55:29+02:00

Winter has come and load shedding is a thing again so it is time to start to start thinking about winter energy saving. As soon as the cold weather our first instinct is to dust off our heaters and submerge ourselves in bathtubs full of steaming water until we are in danger of becoming

Winter Energy Saving – Warm and Fuzzy2019-04-26T12:55:29+02:00

Make the most of it – Start harvesting rainwater

2018-07-19T09:32:37+02:00

It's raining, it's pouring, are you the one who's snoring? Only the rain that falls in catchment areas makes it into the municipal water supply which means that all that precious water dripping of your roof is practically wasted. Fear not, there are a number of ways of harvesting rainwater and making the most

Make the most of it – Start harvesting rainwater2018-07-19T09:32:37+02:00