International Trends

Follow our International Gardening Trends category to keep updated with what is happening around the gardening and landscaping world.

How to play your part in saving our bee pollination

How to play your part in saving our bee pollination: The honeybee and general bee pollination is an indicator of our planet's health, and sadly currently this situation is looking rather bleak as every year bee populations are dwindling drastically. We as humans don’t realise how much of an impact this [...]

By |2019-05-27T08:49:39+02:00May 21st, 2019|DIY Garden Guide, International Trends, News|Comments Off on How to play your part in saving our bee pollination

Creating A Living Curtain | House Fullimut

Contours Landscapes is taking Arbour month to the next level with our recent installation of seven 2000L Ficus Rubignosa trees for a client in Clifton. At Contours Landscapes we never shy away from an interesting and exciting challenge and with the assistance of our hands on supplier [...]

By |2018-09-17T13:16:40+02:00September 17th, 2018|Garden Design Tips, International Trends, Product Reviews|Comments Off on Creating A Living Curtain | House Fullimut

Artificial Greening – Our Growing Range of Faux Flora

Don’t be fooled! Faux is the new cool! The new possibilities for using synthetic or ‘fake’ plants for greening up your interior and outdoor living spaces are reaching new heights, quite literally! We have been hard at work, developing our growing range of artificial green walling options that more and more are hard to [...]

Not Just Rocks In A Box Part Two

As landscapers we have access to a lot of different varieties of stone and rock that can be offered as fill materials for gabions. Using these materials cleverly and with professional experience is important for designing retaining structures in your house or landscape. The diversity of the fill materials combined with [...]

Artificial lawn – What You Need to Know Before You Install Artificial Lawn

The pros, the cons and what you need to know before you install artificial lawn, fake grass, synthetic turf. It is completely waterwise! This is why we at Cape Contours Landscape Solutions are loving artificial lawn right now! If you have a new area of lawn you [...]

House Davisson

Location:                             Llundudno – up against the mountain Project type:                      Granite stone Gabion retaining Project Manager:             Ackson Gweta   Set on a sloping site and overlooking the dramatic views of Llundudno beach below, this garden project is a beautiful example of the skillful craftsmanship that our Landscaping [...]

Water Wise: Grey Water

Greywater Harvesting Extract: Grey water harvesting is another way in which to save our planet’s most precious resource, water. There is a lot of debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the current systems on offer in the landscaping industry. In this blog we look at what exactly it is and how [...]

Contemporary Garden Design

The word ‘contemporary’ means ‘of the time’. What does a contemporary garden these days look like? In the past, gardens have been used as purely functional spaces for growing vegetables and herbs or for purley aesthetic reasons for growing pretty perennials and making a visual statement, or a mix of the two. There is [...]

By |2016-12-05T12:49:21+02:00November 22nd, 2016|Garden Design Tips, International Trends|2 Comments

Why We Love Heirloom Veggies

Have you ever seen a red or yellow carrot? Or white, purple and black corn rather than yellow? Well more and more you may see them being sold at your organic greengrocer and the reason is that many more micro-farmers are climbing onto the wagon with the growing demand for vegetables that are [...]

By |2016-12-05T12:51:40+02:00November 6th, 2016|DIY Garden Guide, International Trends|Comments Off on Why We Love Heirloom Veggies

Cape Contours Shines at the Cape Town Flower Show 2016

When the Cape Town Flower Show 2016 told us they were planning on launching a revamped, upgraded, and completely re-imagined Flower Show after years of absence, Cape Contours leapt at the chance to get involved. Aiming to celebrate all things garden, from international planting trends and designs for living outdoors, to innovative products, [...]