Archive | April, 2013

I have a barren spot under the trees along my vibracrete. Nothing will grow there. Is there anything you can recommend?

Some trees have surfacing root systems. The most common in the greater Cape Town area are the following. Eugenias (Australian Cherry) Comprosma (Mirror Bush) Monotokas Ficus species Brazilian Peppers These are all fast growing trees that were often planted for screening purposes. The reality is they are very destrucutive. If you have any of these […]

When is the best time to plant?

In the Western Cape the best time to plant is WINTER!!!! You must follow your natural rainfall pattern, as planting with it allows you plants to adust to the seasons and develop in the cooler conditions, so that they are established with their roots deep in the ground by the time the heat and wind […]