Plant Choices

WORKING WITH WIND IN A COASTAL GARDEN  

WORKING WITH WIND IN A COASTAL GARDEN    

Wind in your coastal garden can also be very damaging to your plants. If you’re not planting the right plants in a windy area, it could break plants, dry them out and also stunt their growth. A strong salt-laden wind can also burn the foliage.

We offer a couple of ways to work well with a salt-laden wind in your garden:

Garden & Landscape Design Trends for 2019

Garden & Landscape Design Trends for 2019

It’s always great to scour the internet for international garden trends and landscape design trends at the beginning of each year. We’ve done our homework for 2019 and bring you our choice of expected garden trends for 2019.

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden

WHAT ARE SUCCULENTS AND WHY SHOULD YOU BE GROWING SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCULENTS IN YOUR GARDEN?

For a start, succulents are not to be confused with Cacti. The latter are part of the succulent family but are mostly thorny and not proliferous in South Africa. They occur most commonly in the Americas (yes, a picture of Mexico should pop into you head!).

Your April Garden

Your April Garden

YOUR APRIL GARDEN

You’ve noticed the subtle change in the air, haven’t you? The sun is rising a little later, there’s a fresh crispness to the air, the air conditioner is taking a well-earned rest, and you’re not waking up drenched in sweat

Plant of the Month - June

Kleinia fulgens or the common name is Coral senecio

This provides a gorgeous display of orange scarlet It is a stunning grey-green leafed succulent and is ideal for hot dry spots in the garden. The species name, fulgens, means shining and refers to the vibrant, colour of the flowers. It is ideal for planting in rockeries as the colourful flower add a bright splash of colour in winter. The succulent leaves which are an attractive grey/green with purpling on the underside, offer year-round appeal.

Winter Flowering Plants

With great relief, Autumn has finally arrived! It's getting cooler now, and the plants are less stressed from battling through the intense summer heat. Plant's growth spurts have begun to slow down now and many start to withdraw chlorophyll from their leaves, displaying an exquisite array of warm autumn colours. It is this "shift" that brings another element of interest to your garden landscape. Our season contrasts here at the coast, are a lot more subtle than in the colder climates, but there are still plants we plant here that are particularly chosen for their winter character. Plants that spring to mind are the winter flowering Red hot Pokers, Aloes, Plectranthus, Crane flowers, Bulbine, Ribbon bush and succulent leaves like Cotyledons that become intense in colour.