Garden advice and tips | South African plants
With many areas in South Africa quite dry at the moment, we need to save water at every turn. This must be applied to our gardens as well. When people think 'water wise gardening' they think of a garden covered with lacklustre succulent plants with no charisma. This...read more
An English garden is a simple and informal garden with asymmetrical curves, lush green lawns, delicate flowering plants and a few lush shade trees. It should be an enchanting garden; a perfect place for a new couple to have their first kiss and a place where one can...read more
Are you perhaps one of those unfortunate gardeners that struggle with a sloped garden? As with all things in life, we should look at every challenge as an opportunity to be creative. A sloped garden offer many such opportunities. The most commonly used garden layout...read more
Ecological gardens are defined as gardens that integrate themselves into natural local conditions. These gardens are designed and laid out so that they comply with the local ecological conditions. They integrate into the local animal-plant interactions, soil...read more
South Africa has many species of sunbirds. The beaks of these energetic little creatures are specially adapted to feed from tubular flowers. They have long and thin curved bills and brushed-tipped tubular flowers. Plant genera that attract Sunbirds include Agapanthus,...read more
Our diverse indigenous plants have inspired many plant breeders both in south Africa and overseas. Every year, new hybrids appear on the market. Are these plants really better than the species types. Are they indigenous? Are species types better to use than hybrids r...read more
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Lisa – Johannesburg
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The Dig Indigenous brand creates value for you and the environment by offering a customised palette of indigenous plants and information services. So if you are looking for small garden landscaping ideas, Garden tips or information about South African plants, then you are definitely at the right place.
Look for the butterfly in a garden centre near you
Since 1989, we have been growing indigenous plants for the green industry, informing the public about indigenous gardening, investigating the ornamental and practical value of indigenous plants never before grown in commercial horticulture and breeding new indigenous hybrids.
We grow to help you grow
We’re always ready to back up our plants with useful and accurate information to assist you.
It can only be from Dig Indigenous
Since our establishment it has always been our aim to supply a distinctive range of high quality indigenous plants. From tried and tested favourites, to the ‘new and different’. All our indigenous plants are presented in the peak of health – just add water for instant results!
It’s about you and what they need
Do you need to improve your garden? Rehabilitate an area to its natural state? You can be sure we’ll ‘hang in there’ until we find the right solution to your requirements.
The more things change the more we change
We know that you are exposed to a changing environment and that your needs will change as years go by. We keep our fingers on the pulse and strive to meet changes head on, sometimes even pre-empting them by being ready before the demand arises. Once we become aware of a need, it’s our aim to satisfy it.
Before we arrived on the scene; the idea of an all-indigenous wholesale nursery was unheard of. Since then, a lot of previously ‘desirable’ ornamentals have proved to be invasive. We provide environmentally appropriate ornamentals for every purpose.
- To promote awareness of South Africa’s biodiversity and encourage the public to plant indigenous by highlighting the benefits of indigenous plants.
- To find, introduce and launch new products (species and hybrids) in conjunction with growers and garden centres countrywide.
- To ensure a growth benefit from our marketing program that motivates growers and garden centres by lifting the profile of Dig Indigenous in the leisure market.
- To provide value for money for garden centres , growers and consumers.
- Providing garden centres with high quality, correctly and clearly labelled products and the means to merchandise them.
- Promoting environmental awareness
- Successfully adapting to change
- Living by our core values of ethics, integrity, competence, helpfulness, commitment, tenacity, accountability, service, fairness, vision and pro-active thinking.
How Garden Centres Benefit:
Trademarked brand appeal: The cheerful and patriotic butterfly brand promotes instant recognition of indigenous plants and adds pleasure to the consumer’s final purchase.
Please contact us via fax or phone so we can assist you with any queries that you may have.
Tel:+27(0)44 889 0055 | Fax: +27(0)44 889 0101
NO.5 Blackwood Farm
Victoria Bay Road
P O Box 4183