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 […]
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 […]
Earthworms are great for your soil. They improve the airation and help break down organic material which feed your plants. The key to improving your earthworm count is improving your soil through mulching. Add a thick cap of mulch to your garden, either as a rough compost or simple pine mulch (really good if you […]
Poor soil in the Western Cape is not a problem, it is more of a blessing. There is a massive variety of species to plant, as most of the Peninsula is made up pf the Cape Flats which is all sand! The Flats support a huge variety of fynbos and coastal fynbos giving the Cape […]
There are a lot of fynbos species which are garden friendly. Stick to these species and you will get good results. Remember most mountain fynbos species like acidic well drained soil. You can improve your drainage and acidity my adding a fine pine mulch or chopped pine needles to your soil when planting. Remember to […]
Climbing wild grape. Versatile climber with small black grape for birds. Likes well composted soils. Fast grower and vigorous climber. Tolerates full sun or semi-sahde.
Organic Compost: 1 cubic meter for R250 (Loose loads only) All plants less 30%
Indigenous landscape transformation for House Bertie, Kommetjie Cape Town South Africa.