Boil half a cup of sliced chillies in 3 L of water for about 5 minutes then leave to cool. Strain and add 1 teaspoon of dishwasher soap. Spray insects or use as a preventative spray on the top and the bottom of the leaves.
Nearly half he bulbs that are grown in gardens all over the world have their origins in South Africa. Bulbs need moist roots so in order to achieve this just follow the 4 F's. To prevent failure, water with a sprinkler every four days for forty minutes and don't forget!
Put 2 chillies, 1 large onion , a whole bulb of garlic and half a cup of water into the food processor. Put the resulting mash into a bucket and fill with hot water. Steep for 24 hours before using the liquid to spray on aphids, grasshoppers and all chewing and sucking insects. Bury the mash where the infestations are the worst. This is used to deter cut-worms, aphids, caterpillars, ants, slugs and snails.
Spring flowering trees which a rich in nectar are Schotia brachypetala, Erythrina and Halleria lucida. Shrubs include Watsonias, Tecoma capensis, Aloes and Strelitzia regina.
Summer flowering plants include Burchellia bubalina, Kniphofia, and Agapanthus.
Autumn flowering Aloes like Aloe dyeri, Leonotis and Velthemia .
Winter has an abundant variety of Aloes, Salvia africana- lutea and Proteas.
Most gardeners do not like them as they eat plants, however they do also eat dead matter and help to recycle nitrogen. A non toxic way to "poison" them is to put out saucers of beer as they drown in it.
Those who are allergic to wasps and bees and those who have been stung know how painful that is. Do try putting slices of cucumber around the area where you don't want the wasps to share your space and this should deter them.
Take a hanging shoe organizer, preferably one with see through pockets and hang it in your garden shed or in the garage. Fill the pockets with with all your gardening needs like secateurs, garden scissors, twine, plant labels, gloves, hand spade, weeding fork, hand spray etc. All together in one place and very neat indeed.