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Red Daffodil: Victorian Villa Parterre – An Edible Garden

When it comes to classic renovations, we’ve come to learn that the outside is just as important as an interior remodel. What you do to the garden and landscaping can play a significant role in how a new home makes an impression. The Red Daffodil landscaping team fully understand this dynamic and work hard to create beautiful exterior spaces to match inviting interiors.

Part of the renovation of a gorgeous Victorian villa in the Southern Suburbs was the addition of an outdoor eating area with a built-in braai. Alongside this, Red Daffodil created a classical kitchen parterre garden around a cross of smart granite paths edged with low Buxus hedges. The idea here was to take outdoor dining to a whole new level and to maximise the home’s exquisite exterior spaces so it could be enjoyed to the full.

The beds inside were stocked with edible salads and vegetables while the spaces around were filled with herbs and lavender. From garden to table in just a few steps.

If you too are interested in starting a home veggie or herb garden, it’s important to consider the basics to get you going.

Here are some top tips to help you create your own edible garden…

  • Plan the space. Earmark the area in which you want to plant vegetables and herbs. Be sure that it gets enough sun. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Do some research about the types of soils and plants you want to grow.

  • Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Healthy, rich soil is the best. If water does not drain properly, your veggies will be in danger of root rot. In these cases, you may want to consider planting in a raised bed for improved drainage.
  • Invest in garden tools. You’ll need the basic tools to help you plant out seeds and plants.
  • Start small. Clear a small patch and work the soil or stick to a small bed for a year

If you’re looking for help in your garden – whether to establish a new landscaped area or maintain a garden, Red Daffodil offer expert advice to make your garden dreams a reality.

Discover more online at Red Daffodil.


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