Gabions Are Way More Than Just Simple Rocks In A Box!
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by admin
2M ago
Do you want to add some drama and raw appeal to your garden? Gabions can do just that. Stone and rock have long been part of our human experience and the natural language of the earth. When you add them to your outdoor living space, they not only add warmth but also a sense of time, stability and unity with the landscape. In this blog, we at Contours Landscapes would love to help you understand what exactly Gabions are. What is a Gabion? Google defines the word ‘Gabion’ as a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil. Engineers, Landscapers and military str ..read more
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Leucospermum (Pincushion or Sugarbush) All you need to know
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by admin
3M ago
In this blog, we at Contours Landscapes will discuss the striking Leucospermum. It is more commonly known as the Pincushion or Sugarbush. This fynbos plant is in full flower from the end of winter right through spring. What makes the Pincushion spectacular is that during the flowering season, it bursts with big, bright flower heads in fiery yellows, oranges, and reds. The Remarkable Leucospermum (Pincushion) Flower Pincushions are known for their distinctive flowers that resemble giant pincushions. Their large round heads feature springy matchstick-like styles that spread widely as the flower ..read more
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Fabulous fynbos, a unique world of the most awesome flora.
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by admin
3M ago
Fynbos, often perceived as rugged and dull by casual observers, is, in fact, a realm of remarkable diversity. This is especially true regarding colour, shapes, and textures, surpassing many other plant kingdoms in this regard. A Unique World of Flora The Fynbos biome, aptly named ‘The Garden Route,’ continues to surprise with its strange and alien-looking plant species, even for long-time residents. Some of these plants are so specialised that they only exist in specific conditions. These conditions are above certain altitudes, facing particular directions, sheltered from prevailing winds, or ..read more
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Attracting Garden Birds. Feeders & Beyond
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by Contours Landscapes
1y ago
Love your Garden Birds? We love birds too! March and April are excellent months to provide nesting, resting, feeding and water sites for birds in your garden. Here at Cape Contours Landscaping, we are taking some time to think about our feathered friends who add so much life and joy to our gardens. Let’s discover everything you need to know about birdfeeders and beyond and exactly what you need to do to bring birds to your garden. Autumn is usually a good time of year for the birds in your garden as many plants have gone to seed by now and are providing our garden birds with regular food. Howe ..read more
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Artificial Greening – Our Growing Range of Artificial Plants
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by Contours Landscapes
1y ago
ABOUT OUR ARTIFICIAL PLANTS Don’t let anyone fool you! Faux is the new cool! The new possibilities for using artificial plants for greening up your interior and outdoor living spaces are reaching new heights! We have been working hard developing our growing range of artificial green walling options. It is becoming very difficult to tell artificial plants from real plants. We introduce you in this blog to some of our new products in our Artificial Plants range. In addition, we will give you some tips on where best to consider using them. In our previous blog on Artificial Plants, Contours ..read more
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Spring has Sprung
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by admin
1y ago
Spring has Sprung Spring has officially sprung, and now is the time of the year to get stuck into your garden, particularly in adding new flora to your garden. This article will cover what you should be doing in your garden over the next two months as well as some suggestions of what to add to our garden. It’s starting to get warmer, yet it’s not hot yet. This means soil temperature is on the increase, which is great for new planting. There is still adequate rain to get plants settled in, yet we are almost over our heavy rainy season that can damage newly planted areas (This is obviously in re ..read more
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Bring Your Garden To Your Table – Braai Edition
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by Contours Landscapes
2y ago
February and March are our last two months of summer before the weather starts cooling down. Make the best of the hot weather by having a green and unique braai with family and friends, which will be sure to impress and leave life long memories. This blog will give you recipes and ideas for braai meals made with herbs as well as other edibles plants, and will also inform you of how to grow some of the mentioned herbs. I hope this blog will leave your mouth watering and your brain bursting with ideas and facts. Mixed herb fresh from the garden  Sliced lemon in a vase with mint and lavend ..read more
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Get A Jump On Cool Season Vegetable Gardening
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by Contours Landscapes
2y ago
It’s the end of the summer and temperatures are finally cooling down. Your vegetable garden may be looking a little tired with many plants having gone to flower and seed. Now is the time to do a general tidy up in your veggie patch, remove what you now longer want to make room for new plants and rotate your crops. Let look at what you need to be doing now to ensure good vegetable production through the winter and beyond. 1.Weeding Weeding your veggie garden is an ongoing task and very important. Weeds compete with your vegetables for water and food in the soil. Pull them out when they are sm ..read more
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Architectural Plants
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by Contours Landscapes
2y ago
Today’s blog is list of plants, shrubs and trees which can be used as architectural form plants to create an eye catching piece in your garden. By adding a couple of carefully chosen plants, trees and shrubs one can go far to increasing the appeal of your garden and adding interest and dimension. Turn dull uniform areas, into modern, jaw dropping show ‘pieces’. Strappy and sword shaped leaf plants: Phormium tenax & other Phormiums – These strappy/sword leaf, clump forming plants come in many different colours and sizes. Depending on the type and size, can be used for mass planting, plant ..read more
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Let Your Garden Shine
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by Contours Landscapes
2y ago
Who wouldn’t want to follow this path into the cool night air? So you’ve spent hours perfecting your garden; considered the most functional layout, the prettiest features, comfortable furniture, interesting plants, and your lawn is your personal victory. It’s such a pleasure to have such a beautiful and calm space to enjoy. Weekends with family and friends, perhaps by the pool, pets and children frolicking in the open air. Though when the sun goes down you either have to rely on the cold and dim light from the distant streetlamp or huddle beneath the single patio or wall security light if yo ..read more
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