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Shade gardens

Today’s blog is going to touch on the topic of shady gardens and will have a list of shade loving plants. There is a question which I am asked extremely regularly. What do I plant in shady troublesome spots? Today’s blog is going to touch on this topic and is [...]

By |2020-08-07T15:39:13+02:00August 7th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Shade gardens

Victory Gardens

Today’s blog is on Victory gardens and gardening for self- sustainability. Society has always proven its resilience in times of crisis, very much as is the case now that we are all faced with the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting every nation on earth. The fear of gathering in [...]

By |2020-07-23T16:46:52+02:00July 23rd, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Victory Gardens

Horticultural Horrors Carnivorous Plants

Today’s blog is about all the different types of fascinating carnivorous plants and how they work Today’s blog is on a topic that I first fell in love with as a young child when I visited a friend’s house and witnessed the wonder of a carnivorous plant for the first [...]

By |2020-07-07T08:40:12+02:00July 7th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Horticultural Horrors Carnivorous Plants

Fiery and exciting Aloes and succulents

Today’s blog is about all the different types of fiery and exciting Aloes and Succulents Today’s blog is a topic which is close to our heart at Contours Landscapes. Reason being is Aloes and succulents are definitely in the top 5 of all plants which we love and always add [...]

By |2020-06-23T13:12:07+02:00June 23rd, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Fiery and exciting Aloes and succulents

Plants to grow in wet soils and conditions

Today’s blog is about what plants you can grow in wet soils and similar conditions So I am sure it has become quite obvious that we are heading into our rainy season, where gardens and soils are wet and stay wet. Most of the time the water will drain but [...]

By |2020-06-23T13:09:25+02:00June 4th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Plants to grow in wet soils and conditions

What’s looking hot as the weather gets chilly

Today’s blog is about what plants are looking hot as the weather gets chilly Finally the retail plant nurseries are open again for business. This means you can now occupy some of the lockdown time sprucing up your garden and adding some plants to your green spaces that are looking a [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:59:55+02:00May 20th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on What’s looking hot as the weather gets chilly

COVID 19 Pandemic: A unicorn event

Today’s blog is about How COVID19 has affected us and how we are going to get through this together! ..and then the Carica papaya (PawPaw to the layman!) hit the fan! The green industry and in particular the Landscape industry came to a whip-lashingly abrupt halt. COVID-19 hit us like [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:59:39+02:00May 11th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on COVID 19 Pandemic: A unicorn event

Pay attention to your garden during lockdown

Today’s blog is about the importance of paying attention to your plants now during the lockdown. So, the lockdown continues and we have more time on our hands to occupy. What to do, what to do?? Well I would suggest getting the whole family into the garden. Gardening is great [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:59:21+02:00April 21st, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Pay attention to your garden during lockdown

Keep yourself busy with food gardening during shutdown

Today’s blog will show you how to Keep yourself busy with food gardening during shutdown The nationwide lockdown due to the Covid 19 virus that we are currently experiencing is forcing us to think out of the box in regards to activities to keep you and your little ones busy at [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:59:17+02:00April 7th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on Keep yourself busy with food gardening during shutdown

FOR COLOUR: DO NOT RELY ON FLOWERS, COUNT ON FOLIAGE!!

Today’s blog will help you choose the best foliage to help bring out the colour your want. When it comes to incorporating colour into your landscape, one usually relies on flower blooms. Flower blooms can now be found in virtually any imaginable colour.  And if you cannot find that [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:59:08+02:00March 24th, 2020|Global Greats|Comments Off on FOR COLOUR: DO NOT RELY ON FLOWERS, COUNT ON FOLIAGE!!