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Operating Hours
Sunday, 19 February 2017 20:30

Nursery hours are Monday to Friday - 7:00 - 15:00

Nursery hours on Saturday - 7:00 - 13:00

Please come and say hello to Albie and Anneline, the new owners, when they move here during the school holidays.Edgar their Manager would also love to meet with you and see if he can help you in anyway. We wish them well in this new venture. Ânneline will be taking over the webpage and keeping you up to date with news and specials.

 
And there were two
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:40

The family of Twinstreams Nursery has grown by one. Stanley was born on the 9th April 2016. Son to Craig and Hayley and brother to Hugo.

 
The Tree's Prayer
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:33

You who would pass by and raise your hand

against me, harken ere you harm me.

I am the heat of your fire on the cold

winter's night, the friendly shade

screening you from the summer sun,

and my fruits are refreshing draughts

quenching your thirst as you journey on.

I am the beam that holds your house,

the board of your table, the bed on

which you lie and the timber that

builds your boat.

I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your

homestead, the wood of your cradle

and the shell of your coffin. I am

the gift of God and the friend of man

You who pass by, listen to my prayer.....

HARM ME NOT!

(Translated from an engraving in the Garden of Marimurtra in Spain).

 
Nursery Hours
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:30

Nursery hours - Monday to Saturday 7H00 to 13H00.

 
Crinum species
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:23

Crinum species are in flower at the moment. Maputaland Grass Crinum, Candy-striped Crinum, River Lily and Natal Lily are all in flower. They can grow from 500mm up to 1.6m in the wild. They are found in damp, rocky areas, grasslands or stream areas. Flowers are from white to palest pink and dark pink. Flowers are strongly scented at night opening wide at night but drooping during the day. Lovely hardy garden plant, also good for containers.

 
Plectranthus spp
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:56

This flower flowers during March and April. Plectranthus comes in a variety of species. Flowers from white pink to deep purple. Plectranthus ciliatus can be used for containers or as groundcover in lightly shaded areas. Plectranthus hadiensis has flowers that are mauve to purple. This is a very useful plant. Plectranthus verticillatus is called the Gossip Plant or Money Plant. Good groundcover in light shade or used in hanging baskets. Many species to pick from all with beautiful coloured flowers.

 
Combretum zeyheri
Monday, 07 March 2016 13:03

Look out for the Large-fruited bush-willow which should be fruiting from February to October. It is found in wooded grassland and open woodland, also on rocky hill slopes. It is a deciduous tree and in the wild could grow up to 15m tall. It is drought and fire resistant. The large winged fruit is adapted for blowing along the ground. Growth is initially slow to give it a chance to form a thick stem. This tree makes good shade trees for the garden and can also be used to fill large open spaces.

 
Water Wise
Monday, 28 December 2015 10:44

Basics - be aware of the region's weather forecasts. Plan your activities around that. Mulch as much as you can. place layers of organic matter over your soil not only buffers the soil from extreme temperatures but also conserves moisture in the soil. This saves you from watering.

Water in the early evening once the temperatures have begun to cool. Do not water during the hottest period of the day.

Remember to water deeply but occasionally to encourage deep root growth into cooler soil layers. Move container plants into the shade. Placing water granules into potted plants to assist the soil in retaining moisture.

Re-use, reduce and recycle water at home and in the garden. Collect water in buckets to water your plants indoors or on patios. Bath water can be used to wash your car or to water in the garden.

 
Edible plants
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:21

Wild Sorrel is a valuable source of Vitamin C and was used to treat scurvy. The leaves, flowers and roots can be eaten raw, or used in cooking for their tart taste.

Young plants and new leaves of Wild Garlic can be eaten fresh or cooked or used to flavour dishes.

Young leaves and new growth of the Ribbon Bush, make an interesting addition to a salad.

Gasterias have edible flowers. The buds can be eaten fresh or cooked and have a peppery taste. Add to a salad.

The Carpet Geranium and all pelargoniums have edible flowers. Can be crystallised and used to decorate cakes and puddings. Fresh leaves can be used to brew tea that aids indigestion problems. Strong brews can be used to treat bladder infections. 

 
Kikuyu Grass
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:55

Did you know that the white spidery webs which can be seen on kikuyu lawns (especially when the grass is wet with dew) are actually the female parts (stigmas) of the flower. The grass was first grown in South Africa from a few stems brought from Kenya in a tin box.

 
Did you know?
Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:17

1) Termites, some species of termites cultivate mushroom gardens to eat. Although termites are often called white ants they are not ants at all. Termites are more closely related to cockroaches than to ants.

2) Bees, after a single mating the queen has enough sperm to fertilise all the eggs she will ever lay.

3) Crickets, they are skilled ventriloquists making them difficult to locate. Thousands of years ago, the Chinese and Greeks used to keep crickets in cages to sing in the home.

4) Locusts, huge swarms of upto 60km long have been reported.

5) Butterflies, can be found wherever there are plants. They have four distinct stages in their life-cycle.

Now you know.

 
Our world is turning upside down
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:28

Two events have happened which makes me wonder what is happening in our world. We have stayed in the late Ian and Jean Garlands home for the last 18 years. One of the things that is very strange, is the behaviour of the monkeys. They have always been happy with their lot in life in the nursery side, but have recently become very bold and mischievous. They are now coming through the windows into the kitchen and eating anything they can lay their hands on. They are even opening the containers that have sugar, tea and coffee in. Bread oh yes more please. So we have tied all the windows with rope as they are managing to undo the latches of the windows, and thank goodness for cupboards, everything else goes in them. Dogs please, they are actually taunting and laughing (I am sure I have seen them laugh) at them. At about four in the afternoon, on our front lawn, there will be between 15-20 grooming, chasing each other and eating whatever fruit is available. Never ever happened before.

The second thing is this, fruit bats are making their home in the top part of our roof on our outside veranda. Also never happened before. There is between 8-12 of them (the size of small pigeons) hanging upside down at any given time of day. I do not mind them but the berry poo is really hard to get rid of, and none of my female friends want to sit on the veranda. Our veranda is our second home during the summer month, and this would be a real damper on us if we are unable to use it. A friend suggested that I put plastic on the roof, but getting up there would need very long ladders or scaffolding. Can anybody else suggest something, I would not like to use pesticides or harmful alternatives. Cell 0836431319 or email me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Heteropyxis natalensis - Lavender-tree
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:26

Deciduous shrub or tree, leaves strong sweet lavender scented when crushed. Tiny creamy-yellow flowers sweeetly scented from December to March. Small shiny brown oval fruit March to July. Flowers attract bees, wasps and butterflies. Small tree for gardens. Makes very good bonsai's. Used for medicinal purposes.

 
Be careful
Friday, 02 October 2015 11:18

When eating plants or fruits from your garden or the wild, be 100% sure that you have the correct plant, and that it is edible. Even if you have heard that a plant is edible, or if it has an edible sounding name, like the breadpalm for example, before you eat it, find out which part is edible. and how to prepare it. In the case of the Encephalartos species it is the fermented pith of the trunk that is edible, while the seeds are poisonous. You could land up in hospital if you eat the wrong plant. Be careful.

 
Cycad Trade - are you innocent
Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:58

Cycads are the most threatened plant group in South Africa. How innocent are you when you buy a suspicious cycad from some person on the street. When you buy Cycads from a reputable dealer you need a permit according to legislation. If you plead innocence there are ways that this Cycad can be identified. When arrested and you are found guilty you could spend upto 10 year in jail. Report stolen Cycads to your local Parks Board office.

 
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