Indigenous species and hybrids

Indigenous species and hybrids

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...
Getting the best out of the winter growing season

Getting the best out of the winter growing season

Say what? ‘Winter’ growing season? Yes, sure! It’s our rainy time, which means that this is the most sensible time to establish plants, especially those indigenous to the Cape. When you plant a new nursery specimen, its roots are confined to the little space of the...
Fun with Form and Colour in the Indigenous Garden

Fun with Form and Colour in the Indigenous Garden

Form: When designing your indigenous garden , or any garden for that matter, form and colour are among the vital tools that contribute to the success of the final creation. ‘Form’ could just mean that you want a rounded shrub or an upright tree, but it can also be a...
Proud Plant Placement | Dig Indigenous

Proud Plant Placement | Dig Indigenous

In many landscapes, plant selection and placement raises some debate especially when working with indigenous plantings. There are various philosophies and approaches, but at the end of the day, what is wanted and needed is a selection of plants that will thrive , grow...