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Guest House Accommodation

Country Cottages

Close to Lanseria airport our secure 4 Star Bed & Breakfast Muldersdrift Guest House Accommodation is perfect for a leisure or business stay 30 minutes from Pretoria or Johannesburg

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Wholesale Nursery

Grower and supplier of wholesale indigenous plants to landscapers & nurseries countrywide. Contract growing of indigenous plants of South Africa from rooted cuttings to 100L size

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Retail Nursery

Our retail plant nursery in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg sells a large selection of South African indigenous plants. We showcase ideas for theme gardens, urban gardens and landscaping

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Events

For indigenous gardening advice, join our regular nature-based events and activities, including Bird Walks, monthly Coffee Mornings, and seasonal activities for children.

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Tea Garden

One of the best places to eat in Johannesburg. An open-air coffee shop offering good coffee, breakfasts, light lunches and delicious cakes in a scenic outdoor-eating area, or covered patio.

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Conference Venue

A fully equipped meeting room to hire in Muldersdrift, with easy access from Pretoria or Johannesburg. We offer catering, overnight accommodation for 16 people, and are competitively priced

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Newsletters

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for indigenous gardening inspiration, ideas and advice, information and news on special offers. Included are our events and farm scenery and ecology

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Plant Catalogue

100's of species of Indigenous Plants of South Africa are listed here, with photographs, characteristics and gardening advice. All have horticultural value, some more unusual than others

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Random Harvest News Blog

[Title] Create a Small Bird-Friendly Garden 3 - The Open Zone

Watching garden birds in your own back yard can be very rewarding, particularly if you landscape your garden to include an open area to attract birds and other garden wildlife.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Thursday, October 17, 2019 Views: 591


[Title] Create a Small Bird-Friendly Garden 2 - The Exclusion Zone

Bird enthusiasts are always looking for ways to attract birds to the garden. One can do this by creating an Exclusion zone made up of South African Indigenous Plants. Birds will be attracted to a garden that provides for their needs, but will stay for longer if they feel safe and not vulnerable.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Thursday, June 20, 2019 Views: 2267


[Title] South African Indigenous Indoor Plants

There are more South African Indigenous Indoor Plants than one thinks. With such a diversity of plant types, shapes and textures, there is a great variety to choose from for office plants, plants for atriums, patio plants and conservatory plants.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Thursday, June 20, 2019 Views: 2512


[Title] How to Plant a Tree

The best results are achieved when one knows how to plant a tree correctly. The time and effort taken to plant your tree correctly will pay off handsomely when you have a beautiful, well-structured and healthy tree in your garden. 

A properly planted tree will grow faster, stronger and healthier.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Thursday, May 16, 2019 Views: 3476


[Title] Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle (PSHB) Control Update

Fungicidal Lipids, together with knowledge of the life habits of the Polyphagous Shothole Borer (PSHB) have been shown to possibly be the best defence against this scourge, which is lined up for an ecological fire storm.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Monday, April 29, 2019 Views: 7245


[Title] Create a Small Bird-Friendly Garden using Indigenous Plants

The best way to create a small bird friendly garden is simply to give the birds what they need… places to feed, nest, rest and breed.  If you design a garden around these requirements, using indigenous food-bearing plants, birds will flock to your garden.

Birds will visit even the smallest gardens, provided that these basic needs are catered for.  In other words, you need to create a great habitat (a place that can provide for all these needs).

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Monday, May 28, 2018 Views: 9918


[Title] 5 of our best small garden ideas with indigenous plants of South Africa

Create a beautiful small garden, using indigenous plants of South Africa. Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery constantly inspires with new display gardens, and this time we have presented no less than five beautiful small gardens ideas.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Friday, November 17, 2017 Views: 22045


Wholesale News Blog

[Title] POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER IN SOUTH AFRICA

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER IN SOUTH AFRICA (Euwallaceae whitfordiodendron): Nobody knows where this beetle comes from. It carries a fungus with it (Fusarium euwallaceae) that grows in the cambium and phloem layers of the tree. The cambium and phloem which carries nutrients from the roots to the leaves and vice versa, gets blocked with the fungus, and the tree dies

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Friday, July 5, 2019 Views: 991


[Title] The Shot Hole Borer Beetle Crisis

We are on the brink of an ecological disaster, all because of the Shot Hole Borer Beetle. Trees are dying and FABI has indicated that natural control is not in the pipeline at this point.

Judging by the numbers of dead trees killed by Shot Hole Borer Beetles in Johannesburg and Knysna, this could become one of South Africa’s worst ecological disasters.  While the beetles are primarily encountered in towns, there is a very real possibility, that they can spread out via tree corridors and start killing trees in the veld.  

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Posted by Mike Viviers on Friday, May 25, 2018 Views: 45636


Plants looking good this month

  • Papegaai-gladiolus, African Gladiolus, isidwi esibomvu, khala-e-kholo

    Gladiolus dalenii
  • Kurkbasdoring, Papierdoring, Kurkdoring, Musaunga, Isikhwishi, Cork-bark Thorn, Corky Thorn, Paper-bark Thorn, Paper Thorn, Paper-bark Tree

    Acacia davyi
  • Biesie, incema, Common rush

    Juncus effusus
  • September Bush, Bloukappie, septemberbossie, augustusbossie, blouertjie, langelede, ulopesi, ulapesi, umabalabala, uchwasha

    Polygala myrtifolia
  • Aaskelk, Leendertz’s Carrion Flower

    Stapelia leendertziae
  • Velvet Rock-alder, Fluweelklipels, Serapše, Mononyane

    Canthium gilfillanii
  • Witpeer, White Pear, Tshiphopho-madi, Umdakane

    Apodytes dimidiata
  • Dwergsuurvy, Dwarf Sour Fig

    Carpobrotus muirii
  • Rooidoring, rooibas, rooihaakdoring, swarthaakdoring, engelsedoring, Red Thorn, umphuzwe, Umsama, muunga

    Acacia gerrardii
  • Glossy White-ash, Blinkblaarwitessenhout, iSindiyandiya, iSindiyandiya

    Bersama lucens

 

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