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How to make great compost for your garden

Compost is earthy material that looks a lot like regular soil, but is in fact organic material that has been very well broken down (decomposed) by microorganisms - with a little help from larger creatures such as earthworms and woodlice. Soil microorganisms are generally too small to see with the naked eye, and include beneficial bacteria and fungi.

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Grow a Living Security Fence with Indigenous Plants

Security is an issue to all homeowners. Create an additional, living barrier that will soften the hard appearance of manmade security barriers, such as palisade fencing, prison-like electric fencing, razor wire and stark, high walls. This can be achieved by planting a living ‘Eco-fence’ of indigenous thorny plants that will beautify and soften our surroundings, create habitat for wildlife and simultaneously enhance our security.

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Customer Loyalty Rewards Programme at Random Harvest Nursery

We are so grateful for the support of our loyal customers, regardless of whether there is a sale on or not, and for their recommendations to countless people who come through our gates for the first time, delighted by what they find.  Although loyalty is something that is earned, without it we wouldn’t be here today, and, as a meaningful thank you to these valued people, we have re-introduced a customer loyalty rewards programme, this time with exciting new benefits.

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How to Take Care of Aloe Plants in South Africa

Autumn and winter are when most of the Aloes come into their own and we can look forward to their magnificent flowers and all the wildlife that they attract to the garden. Let’s make sure that we get the best out of our Aloes this season.

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Building a Bee Friendly Garden in Suburbia

Many towns and cities across the globe already recognise the importance and advantages of planting forage plants for bees and other pollinators. The result is carefully selected nectar- and pollen-rich plants in flowering plant patches in urban and suburban settings planted in such a way as to support honeybees.

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Butterfly Host Plants For Gauteng

Butterflies have very specific plants (host plants) that they will lay their eggs on, and this differs from species to species. The caterpillars that hatch from these eggs can either feed almost exclusively on one species or they will feed off of a number of host plant species across a few genera and families.

 

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Indigenous Plant Nursery – Retail & Wholesale Trees Johannesburg

Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery grows one of the most extensive stock ranges of Indigenous trees for sale in Johannesburg, Gauteng. We are both a retail and wholesale tree supplier based in Johannesburg (off Beyers Naude Drive), in Muldersdrift. Get directions to view our magnificent range of trees indigenous to South Africa.

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Picnic at Random Harvest Plant Nursery in Johannesburg

One of the prettiest, most tranquil picnic venues in Johannesburg is Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery. Simply collect your catered picnic basket on arrival at our beautiful outdoor space and head into the garden to find the perfect spot. 

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Butterfly Gardening Notes 1 - Parasitised Caterpillars

Have you ever seen those strange looking caterpillars with tiny white "spikes" on its back? We have often been asked if caterpillars carry eggs on their back, and this time we decided to ask a butterfly expert for more information.

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How To Turn Your Backyard Into A Private Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife plays a vital role in securing a healthy environment, whether it’s insects, birds, or mammals. With more humans encroaching on the planet than ever before, it’s so important now to make sure that each one of us does our part to preserve the wildlife in our environment and our communities.

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