Garden almost ready

A year and almost 2 months after our move to Napier we are virtually finished with refurbishing the house and landscaping a garden. A few days ago the gravel came in. Looks far better this way. Just adding few minor items and we can fully focus on our work again.

Surprise visit (4 pictures)

We had a surprise visit a few days ago. Tommy Ngwenya is a special personality. A few years ago he started a garden service in Stanford. Before our move to Napier we sold a surplus of plants under the condition that we supervised the landscaping of a few new gardens. That’s where Tommy came in. …

Tommy Ngwenya now also knows how to kiss a cactus

A few years ago we landscaped a no-extra-water-needed garden in the outskirts of ‪‎Stanford‬. When we recently announced that we are selling the large feature plants in our garden the owners approached us for another round. This time we worked closely together with Tommy Ngwenya and, oh boy, what a delight to work with such …

‘Finished and Klaar’

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 …

Re-landscaping a garden

Since last week I’m involved in the re-landscaping of a garden of approx. 2.5 acres (1 hectare) at a guesthouse/restaurant/wedding venue. Many ‘recommended’ landscapers, known with standard house gardens came, saw and did not have much idea how to handle such a project. Co-incidentally the owners came to have a look into our small garden …

Creating a minimalism garden

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 …

We did some landscaping

A few months ago we were awarded with the assignment for a truly water wise minimalist garden that hardly needs any maintenance. The owners are not gardeners but like to enjoy the outdoor in their spare time off. The garden, exclusive the house measures around 700 square meters which we leveled, than put a root …

Landscaping out of the ordinary

Yes we do (also) water wise landscaping but for ordinary gardens you go for an ordinary landscaper.