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...
A great Spring Day at Ouland!

A great Spring Day at Ouland!

Ouland Royale and Ouland Nursery hosted a special Spring Day on 1 September 2016, featuring one of Ouland Royale’s delicious lunches and an informative gardening talk by Charles Reitz, well-known horticulturist and arborist at Reitz Tree Care. The nursery offered...
Restio pruning by Charles

Restio pruning by Charles

Charles Reitz Being a plant lover, I am disturbed to see the escalation of poor pruning of certain plant groups by garden services. The ‘neat and tidy’ idea of gardening often leads to a misperception of what is a beautiful. Restios, for example, have graceful,...