After the fire: A visit to Solar Beach

After the fire: A visit to Solar Beach

“Is the tree OK?” yells Charles from the driver’s seat of his VW kombi. We are on our way to plant a large (500 litre root system) cheesewood tree (Pittosporum viridiflorum) and its soil on the trailer, at a home on Plettenberg Bay’s Beachyhead Road overlooking the...
Important insights on post-fire activity

Important insights on post-fire activity

The general trend regarding the rehabilitation of the natural landscape after the recent devastating fire around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in South Africa raises certain issues which are important for us if we want to help rather than hinder the process. Charles...
New displays at Ouland Nursery

New displays at Ouland Nursery

An attractive selection of concrete pots, jars, birdbaths and pavers are now on display at Ouland Nursery. Bright, sturdy and good-looking, these are ideal  for planting and adding character to gardens and other outdoor areas. Also new is the adjacent display of...
Mulch: A wonderful natural gift from trees to trees

Mulch: A wonderful natural gift from trees to trees

Many materials are used as mulch, in order to reintroduce this vital natural layer used to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, suppress competitive weed growth, support beneficial detritivores, and for aesthetic appeal. It is applied to the soil surface...