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Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery - 10 Reasons to Create Indigenous Grasslands in the Urban Landscape

Indigenous veld grasses are increasingly incorporated in projects by home-owners, indigenous landscapers and landscape architects. 

Soft swaying grasses contrast strikingly with the solid shapes of buildings. 

Apart from the aesthetic advantages, gardening with grasses has strong environmental advantages as well as solving some problematic issues in urban city landscapes.

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Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery - Bumper Easter Giveaway Promotion

WIN a Bumper Giveaway of great indigenous gardening goodies from Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery worth over R2000!

See prize details on our website - Like our Facebook page and Share this post with your friends to enter.

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Plant a Grassland Garden with indigenous plants in 10 steps

It is important to distinguish between a grass garden and a grassland garden. Grass gardens are planted up purely with grasses.

Grassland gardens, on the other hand, include indigenous veld grasses, wildflowers, bulbs, Aloes etc., and non-living elements (wood, stone and often, water).

They are full of life, with a multitude of creatures visiting and living in them. Selecting indigenous plants suitable for grasslands and meadows will result in good biodiversity (plant, animal and micro-organism).

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Kyknet visits Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery

Running an indigenous nursery is the focus of this particular Dagbreek programme. For the past 25 years Linda De Luca, owner of Random Harvest Nursery has been growing indigenous plants of South Africa.

Starting out as simply a growing nursery, careful planning has allowed her to grow the business to what it is today - a flourishing retail indigenous nursery, tea garden and bed and breakfast accommodation.

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Fun Gardening Activities For Kids: Making a Scarecrow for a Vegetable Garden

Our Sustainable Food Garden Display gives garden ideas on just how you can make the most of a small space to create an urban farm. It incorporates a raised vegetable garden, herb garden, useful indigenous plants, chickens, a model bee farm and rainwater harvesting system.

Please come and visit us to see this display (open from the 15th November and throughout the Christmas holidays) and get great organic gardening tips as well as ideas for landscaping for your garden.

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Where is the best place to plant a succulent garden?

Where the light changes, is the best place for your succulent and rock garden. It does not matter if it is a dry, and problematic area.

The creation of that special place is a labour of love, because creating mood and feeling in a garden is the same as weaving a tapestry of colours. It takes a lot of patience and planning, but don’t let that put you off.

If your space is against a wall, you could paint a desert scene that flows into your bed, especially if your rockery is too small to plant a large Aloe.

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Four

In this article, our expert team at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery, delve into the world of indigenous trees perfect for planting around pools. Explore the beauty and practicality of these native species as we guide you through creating a poolside landscape that thrives with authenticity and sustainability.

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Five

In this article, Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery presents a selection of exquisite indigenous trees ideally suited for pool areas. This piece is the fifth installment in a series of articles dedicated to the art of pool landscaping.

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Guide to Water Conservation Garden Display

Water Conservation Gardening - Display by Heather Balcomb and Linda De Luca

Water Conservation Gardening is the wise use and management of any water in the garden, particularly rain water. Ideally our gardens should not let a drop of water leave our property - be it a home or business park, or shopping area.

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Succulents and Water Conservation Gardening

Did you know that by planting succulents, you save time, money and water? They also promote greater carbon absorption and require very little maintenance.

The days of selecting a dry, barren corner of your garden as the perfect place for a few succulents are long gone; they are now being appreciated for what they are - the crown jewels of the plant kingdom.

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