PLANT FARM                 

Wholesale & Retail Nursery                                     

GARDENING HINTS

PLANT BOOSTERS

1. A Liquid Foliar Fertiliser ensures absorption and translocation to various parts in the plant and:

- Acts as growth stimulant

- Provides micro and macro nutrients

- Quick nutrient uptake

- Reduces stress and permit optimal plant growth

- Improves microbial action of the soil

- Improves soil conditions and water holding capacity of the soil

Apply liquid foliar fertiliser to plant leaves and stems.


 

2. Compost Booster

This serves as a tonic for struggling or weak plants and promotes resistance to fungal diseases.

Compost Booster Recipe:

- Soak a spade full of compost in 20 litres of water

- Allow to stand for 7 days

- Strain and spray onto plants

 

For Flowering Plants:

For flowering plants such as roses it is advisable to regularly remove / prune the old flowers. This will encourage more blooms and prevents the plant from expending unnecessary energy into fruiting bodies. 


  

 ECO-FRIENDLY INSECT AND DISEASE CONTROL RECIPES

1. For Fungi:
- 200ml basil leaves and stems

- 2 litres boiling water

Pour boiling water over the basil and allow to cool.

Strain and spray onto plants.


 2. For caterpillars:

- Crush 4 chillies, 1 small onion & 1 clove garlic

- Add to 2 litres of water

Bring to a boil.

Soak for two days.

Strain and spray onto plants.
 


 TREES OF THE YEAR 2010 - 2020

Year

Common Name

Botanical Name

2010

Koorsboom / Fever tree
Kaapse katjiepiering / Cape gardenia
Tongakierie / Tonga-kierrie
Klokkieskatjiepiering / Bell gardenia

Acacia xanthophloea
Rothmannia capensis
Cladostemon kirkii
Rothmannia globosa

2011

Dopprium / Jacket plum
Bruidsbos / Bride’s bush

Pappea capensis
Pavetta gardeniifolia

2012

Waterbessie / Waterberry
Rooiboekenhout / Red beech
Swartwortelboom / Black mangrove

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Protorhus longifolia
Syzygium cordatum

2013

Keurboom / Blossom tree
Kruisbessie / Cross-berry

Barringtononia racemosa
Grewia occidentalis
Virgilia oroboides

2014

Laventelboom / Lavender tree
Wit ysterhout / White ironwood

Genus Heteropyxis
Vepris lanceolata

2015

Bosvaderlandswilg / Forest bushwillow
Wildepietersielieboom / Parsley tree

Combretum krausii
Heteromorpha trifoliata

2016

Gewone wildevy / Common wild fig
Gewone witbos / Common bush-cherry
Knoppiesboontjieboom / Bead-bean tree

Ficus thonningii
Maerua cafra
Maerua angolensis

2017

Blinkblaarwag-‘n-bietjie / Buffalo thorn
Natalghwarrie / Natalguarri

Euclea pseudebenus
Ziziphus mucronata

2018

Geelhoutbome / Yellowwoods
Witgat / Shepherd tree

Genus podocarpus
Boscia albitrunca

2019

Appelblaar / Apple-leaf
Maroela / Marula

Sclerocarya birrea ssp caffra
Philenoptera violacea

2020

Essenhout / Cape ash
Kremetart / Baobab

Ekebergia capensis
Adonia digitata