Posts Tagged "trees"

Silver Tree

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Silver Tree

It is a pleasure to be able to plant in the right place at the right time and be assured of success. The recent fire burnt a large area of a Fynbos garden which included a copse of Silver Trees ( leucadendron argenteum) This is a striking tree, the largest leucadendron( up to 10m), which has grey/silver reflective leaves and definitive cone flowers. We are replacing some destroyed and scorched trees with some young plants. Our planting is simplified by the perfect acidic...

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Wattles

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Landscaping

Wattles

The best time of the year to pull these invasive wattles is during the winter when the soil is moist. We choose to hand pull rather than use poison which is harmful to the enviroment. Poisoning is not thorough. Some criticize pulling saying it stimulates germination,if so, so be it, the sooner the seed bank is reduced the better. We carried out this task at the end of a hard days work preparing holes for replacement trees lost in the conflagration. It was a good way to wind...

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Transplanting

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Landscaping

Transplanting

Choosing a day to transplant trees is certainly a challenging task, moving a tree is critical. A client required clearing of access to a garage which brought me to this situation. Optimum transplanting on the dark moon was past yet we are still enjoying winter moisture and dormancy. Our diarised day broke cold, windy and wet. We proceeded to root prune, clip off leaves,to reduce shock and dig a new home. Without too much fuss, the team is well drilled, we transplanted a...

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