The great OUT­DOORS

South African Garden and Home - - The Great Outdoors -

When­ever we fea­ture an out­door liv­ing area on the cover, we’re of­ten asked how the own­ers keep the fur­ni­ture look­ing pris­tine. In re­al­ity, the home­owner usu­ally does a mas­sive clean-up just be­fore the pho­tog­ra­pher ar­rives, but there are ways to pro­tect it from dust and rain. In my case, it’s trans­par­ent plas­tic cov­ers which, un­like solid cov­ers, don’t give the im­pres­sion that a herd of buf­falo has taken res­i­dence on your ve­randa.

Kun­dra Bow­ley, the owner of the beau­ti­ful set­ting for this month’s cover, solved the clean­ing prob­lem by ‘up­hol­ster­ing’ the built-in seat­ing in her court­yard with pat­terned Mo­roc­can tiles, which only need a wipe with a damp cloth. Pho­tog­ra­pher/stylist Hen­rique Wild­ing went look­ing for more ideas for us­ing tiles out­doors, which you’ll find on page 76.

If you’re plan­ning to cel­e­brate Gar­den Day on 21 Oc­to­ber, the whole pur­pose of the day is to down tools and in­vite those close to you to en­joy the fruits of your labour. The beau­ti­ful gar­dens in this is­sue re­ally cap­ture the joy of gar­den­ing and how a gar­den, no mat­ter its size, im­proves your qual­ity of life. When their Jo’burg gar­den didn’t feel like home, the own­ers em­barked on a series of land­scap­ing projects that have trans­formed the site into some­thing mag­i­cal as you’ll see on page 80. And be­fore they’d even moved into their home, the Adamses of Wa­ter­fall started on the gar­den so that within two years the trees and shrubs were es­tab­lished and the beds overf lowed with roses. Turn to page 86 to see the re­sults. If this has in­spired you to plant more roses, Alice Spenser Higgs has com­piled a se­lec­tion of some of the best new re­leases on page 90.

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I fancy a daybed like the Ge­orge from La Grange In­te­ri­ors. You’ll find a se­lec­tion on page 54.

Who can re­sist the new multipetalled Nomzamo rose?Dis­cover more of the lat­estre­leases on page 90.

There’s noth­ing like a wa­ter fea­ture to bring a gar­den to life. Turn to page 80 to see its mag­i­cal ef­fects.

If you’re dy­ing to try a bold wall­pa­per, pow­der rooms are a great place to start. See the rest of this colour­ful house on page 22.

This is one ofthe pret­ti­estchil­dren’srooms I’veseen in ages.There aremore lovelyideas onpage 64.

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