The first four correctly completed entries to be drawn randomly will win the prizes. 2. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 3. Each prize consists of one queen-size Sealy Posturepedic bed set (mattress and base), worth R11 999 each. 4. The prizes aren’t transferable or resaleable, and can’t be exchanged for cash. 5. Employees of Sealy, CTP Caxton, their advertising agencies and immediate families may not enter the competition. 6. Entries close on 31 January 2016. 7. The competition is only open to South African residents over the age of 18. 8. The winners will be notified telephonically and their names posted on our website. 9. To comply with the Consumer Protection Act, postal entries will no longer be allowed and the winners will be required to supply their ID numbers. 10. E-mail addresses are not mandatory.
Container and veranda plants are back in vogue, greening both indoor and outdoor living areas. Jo’burg landscape designer Debby Tenquist selects some of her favourites econnecting with nature is a worldwide trend evident through a renewed interest in container plants that are suitable for garden rooms, conservatories and verandas. The evergreen foliage plants listed here not only create a neutral background ideal for any style, but also a sense of peace and calm. Theyre appropriate for both indoors and covered verandas. To show them off, look for containers with a natural, organic feel and consider the plants proportions and growing habit when making your choice.
Ficus lyrata (fiddle-back fig)
This striking West African plant is grown for its large glossy semi-lobed leaves, hence the name fiddle-back. Its popular with decorators and style mavens as large specimens make an instant statement. LIGHT: It requires plenty of light, so place it where it gets a bit of morning sun, but never afternoon sun. A covered veranda or a light-filled, north-facing hall or sitting room is ideal.
CARE: Dont overwater it, but dont let the soil dry out either. In areas of low humidity, mist it regularly to prevent leaf drop. Its frost tender, so give it a frost blanket or bring it indoors in winter. FEEDING: Use a diluted liquid organic fertiliser once a month in spring and summer only.