It’s mulberry season

October 23rd, 2019

Our mulberry block boasts a row of trees with black and a row with white fruits, both known as the white mulberry Morus alba. The white mulberry – with large, soft, glossy, hairless, heart-shaped leaves – originated in China and is best known as the sole diet of the industrious silkworm.

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How to Prune Blackberries

August 13th, 2013


Winter is a restful time in a garden – and the season to rev plants up for the next harvest. We’re busy pruning all ...

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Summer Berries in the Puff Adder

November 14th, 2012

If you visited Babylonstoren since our Clivia Month in September, you’ll most likely have taken a walk through the ‘Puff Adder” – the meandering shade house ...

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Slakke, Aarbeie & Bier

November 28th, 2011

One of the students helping out in our garden has written in Afrikaans about her tussle with slugs in the Babylonstoren strawberry patch. Take it ...

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