Freelance ecologist Tania Anderson designs ecological gardens. She designed and planted the vertical garden at House Miller in Parktown North, Johannesburg. This green wall garden is entirely south facing. The plants were chosen by the designer with input from the client to suit the shady aspect and attract insects and birds.
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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.
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).
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.
An arid garden uses drought tolerant plants or desert plants when landscaping in an environment that receives very little rainfall, intense sunlight, and experiences fluctuating temperatures.
Indigenous South African water wise plants lend themselves well to arid garden design.
“When is Mothers Day in South Africa, 2017?” you ask. It is just around the corner…Sunday, the 14th of May!
If you haven’t already got Mom the best gift ever to shower her with love on Mothering Sunday, Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery has the best Mothers’ Day gift ideas to help you.
From as little as under R50 to what ever your budget may allow, our shop and plant nursery can help you pick out perfect Mothers’ Day Gifts. We have such cool stuff for Moms, I can’t wait to show you what you can choose from.
At Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery there are almost as many different kinds of insect and bird pollinators as there are plants.
South African indigenous plants have developed very interesting pollination mechanisms, including buzz pollination. This is to make sure that they are counted amongst our country’s rich biodiversity.
Schlerochiton kirkii is one such plant.
Over 156 species of South African birds live here or visit Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery, but sometimes they’re so difficult to spot!
We love these 5 helpful bird watching tips from an expert birder:
Creating a landscaped garden with locally indigenous plants from the South African Highveld is a great way to garden sustainably. Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery has designed and installed a small Highveld Garden, using plants that we stock.
This garden shows that one can create a beautiful outdoor space in an environmentally sustainable way. By using locally occurring plants, inputs such as pesticides, fertilizer, and excessive water are not necessary.
At their Gauteng year end function, SALI (South African Landscapers Institute) announced to our overjoyed Wholesale Sales team that Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery had been selected by them as Supplier of the Year. What an honour!
We stock over 800 species of South African flowering plants, and the wholesale nursery team (Jeffrey, Sydney, Bridget and Meshack) are well equipped to help you choose plants that are suitable and suggest replacements for exotics or those not available on your list.
You can contact Bridget in the office on 082 553 0791 for quotations. Should you not have bought from us before, please do pop in and introduce yourself, and spend time looking at our inspiration gardens that showcase some of our South African plants for sale.
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