We’ve got three different sunbird species nestling in our gardens of which two in our courtyard.
The Double Collared Sunbird lives in our backyard (last picture).
The courtyard is home for the Malachite Sunbird and the Amethyst Sunbird; the latter loves the grenadilla.
Within the set time frame we re-landscaped a large garden (partly a kind of ‘forest garden’). A few thousand (re-)plantings, numerous divisions, new plant material from our own stock including a cycad (with permit), weeding and mulching, etc.. Worked with the own garden staff of the client for they have to maintain the garden. Always nice to hear: “Please send us the invoice” …. It was the second major (we only do ‘majors’) garden in a few months.
The other challenge (second photo gallery) was a minimalistic succulent/desert garden that flows over in a ‘fynbos’ landscape.
Every now and then we do an upmarket landscaping project with spin off from our garden. Clients are expected to actively participate in the work; just to get the ‘succulent feeling’. We love landscaping minimalism gardens. But not too often… ;). This garden took a few months of preparation, including extensive discussions with the owner of this estate. We almost finished our work; just waiting for another 500 square meter root guard and the gravel that goes on top of it.