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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

Landscaping Trends and What’s Driving Them

Change is inevitable they say – and in our industry it is a valuable opportunity to evaluate how we design and bring gardens to life. Changes in response to the ongoing water crisis are leading to wonderfully creative and practical new thinking and ways with plants and materials. Here at Cape Contours Landscape Studio [...]

By |2018-02-07T16:07:30+02:00February 6th, 2018|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips|Comments Off on Landscaping Trends and What’s Driving Them

Our favourite shade plants for your garden

Shady gardens are cool and lush and can be extremely beautiful, and in Cape Town there is surprisingly a lot of shade in most gardens. Many older gardens in the southern suburbs have large established trees like Oaks, Plain trees and Pines that shade a large area of the garden below their leafy branches. For [...]

By |2018-12-13T13:39:32+02:00April 18th, 2016|Garden Design Tips, Global Greats|2 Comments

How To Espalier Fruit Trees

‘Espalier’ is a French word, but originates from the Italian word "spalliera" meaning "something to rest the shoulder (spalla) against". When 15th Century French fruit farmers were pressed for time and money and wanted to increase their fruit yields, within the confines of their farms and walled gardens, they [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:22:47+02:00April 11th, 2016|DIY Garden Guide, Seasons Guide|Comments Off on How To Espalier Fruit Trees