Congratulations to Gabrielskloof for keeping things so green!
We're keeping it green @gabrielskloof_ "Being water-wise is a key factor, with more than 90ha cleared of waterthirsty pine and Port Jackson.The estate has since replanted naturally occurring fynbos, mostly renoster veld. Efficient irrigation practices lower the farm's energy use and a gravity-flow cellar means less pumping of wine between tanks and barrels, also saving electricity." - as featured in the November issue of Sawubona.
The pictures dont really do the garden its justice. It was massive!! It was a hectic couple of days, but we pulled it off!! My garden techs were amazing in the heat of Paarl.
A trip to #builderswarehouse is planned in the near future for some propper garden tools. And also have a picture in my head of a certain tool that would make my life planting SO much easier! Dont know if it exists or what its called though.. This garden really put my mind and body to the test!! Hauled 50kg bags of mulch like it was an old school boombox on my shoulders!!! Not doing any more gardens for the rest of 2018 but open for quites to start 2019 with a bang!! Give me a shout
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How amazing does this children’s playground look?
The children of Hugenote Primary School can now play 365 days a year!
Easigrass is a surface that retains it’s colour and requires very little maintaince!
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Going into summer in the Western Cape this year with a much better feeling than last year. We visited Villiersdorp in February and this was the view of Theewaterskloof dam. It was down to 18% and we were told that movies were recording desert scenes there. It’s now up to 54%
We have forever changed our mindset of water though and continue trying to be water wise
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I’ve often wondered why we bother with lawn, especially in our front garden where we never use it. Around this time of year it always starts to look dry and brown even with twice weekly watering, and it will stay that way until the winter rains start again.
Recent research by UWA and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences study into the sustainability of lawns has found that benefits of lawns are far outweighed by their impact on the environment – especially in places such as WA where our hot, dry climate means that huge amounts of water are needed to keep our lawns green.
Instead, we should look to native plants which are much more able to cope with our Australian conditions, are more environmentally friendly and much easier to maintain.