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BALFOUR PARK PRECINCT UPGRADE PROGRAMME APPROVED BY THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG MUNICIPALITY

The proposed Balfour Park Precinct Upgrade Programme will boost investment and increase the value of properties around the area, according to Ayanda Ngcobo, a Senior Specialist Town Planner in the City of Johannesburg’s Development Planning Department.

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Ngcobo told residents that once the area was developed it would help to strengthen the local economy by enticing new investors, which would in turn help to create job opportunities for locals. The project, approved by the Joburg city council in 2016, will focus on public environment upgrades at the intersection and surrounding areas, mainly in ward 74, and wards 72 and 73 to a lesser extent. Nadia Tromp of urban designing company Ntsika Architects said one of the objectives of the upgrade was to develop more housing units and retail outlets and improve driveways. “It is also aimed at making the street edges friendlier and safer. The traffic will also be slowed down. The Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station, which is currently being constructed along Louis Botha Avenue, is also a part of the plan. “What we want to do is to make sure that this area becomes one of the most attractive precincts in the city. With this upgrade, we want to create a culture of walking and promote the use of non-motorised transport facilities. “This plan ties in very well with the City’s BRT system. It also helps to create an environment where people can feel safe to walk within their spaces,” said Tromp, who added that the City was committed to ensuring the upgrade was “interactive with residents”. The city of Joburg will soon have more engagement sessions with community members who will be directly affected by the developments. Their views and inputs will be incorporated into the projects. www.joburg.org.za

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BUSINESS-ADOPT-A-PARK

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) has entered a strategic partnership arrangement with Crebus (Pty) Ltd. One of the exciting projects is the ‘Business-Adopt-a-Park’ partnership programme. JCPZ and Crebus are extending this invitation to the Business community to actively play a role and participate in this JCPZ ‘BusinessAdopt-a-Park’ initiative. Key objectives of the programme are: To proactively create a platform which actively pursues the consideration of innovative ideas that will lead to improved safety and more regular use of targeted open spaces and parks by local communities. To extend CommunityPrivate sector partnership arrangements / models through preservation and enhancement of Parks and Public open spaces. To actively engage local business community in the assumed ownership and improvement of local Parks and Public open spaces. The following list indicates some of the initiatives that this programme will focus on / provide opportunities for participation in: Safer Parks, Contributions to implementation of various initiatives that will improve safety management

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in Parks; Recreational facilities improvement, Initiatives that will bring about improvements and/or installation of targeted recreational facilities inside the parks, informed by vetting outcomes; Corporate functions, active and targeted use of Parks and Public open spaces by Corporates for various functions; Park Design improvements and Initiatives that will bring about design improvement considerations, in order to improve regular use and safety of the parks; Regular ‘Plant-a-tree’ programmes linked to local communities and businesses; Healthy lifestyle programmes, programmes aimed at encouraging active participation in healthy lifestyle activities and programmes like walking trails, regular fun run/walks, exercise boot-camps, aerobics competitions etc. The donation is tax deductible and can form part of the Company’s Corporate Social Investment projects, playing an active part in minimising crime and giving back to the community. Detailed accounts and reports are sent to donors to keep donors informed on the spending of their money. For further information contact Crebus at business-adopt-apark@crebus.co.za

TREEKEEPERS: CONSERVING URBAN FORESTS

TreeKeepers is a citizens organisation that came together to protect big trees mainly in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. They have formed a relationship (guided by a memorandum of agreement) with City Council’s Parks department to help conserve and maintain the urban forest.

actually knows how many trees the City of Cape Town is a custodian of or where they are located or what state they are in. Without this data base of information it is impossible to plan properly for the correct watering, pruning, care and replanting of the urban forest and it is also impossible to assess the risk that the City is dealing with by not taking appropriate care of their natural assets.

TreeKeepers believe that the only way to conserve our urban forests is to raise awareness of the value of trees for human health and well-being thereby encouraging the Public to become more active in preventing trees from being removed.

TK is encouraging the City to create an inventory for the trees on public land including trees along the streets and highways, parks and public open spaces and on properties used for public amenities such as City halls, libraries, day hospitals, crèches, swimming pools and sports facilities. The inventory will ideally identify the tree species, approximate age and state of health, size and location, and can be used to assess the arboricultural requirements that each tree needs for a healthy long life.

One of the biggest concerns that TreeKeepers (TK) currently has, apart from the need to develop skills in the tree care industry, is that no one

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NEWS

LANDOWNERS CALLED TO REPORT INVASIVE PLANTS Landowners who have listed invasive species must notify any relevant competent authority, in writing, of the listed invasive species occurring on that land. Furthermore, landowners must take steps to control and eradicate the listed invasive species and prevent them from spreading, the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement recently. “Failure to do so can result in a fine and/or the work being done by the authorities, at the expense and risk of the land-owner. This includes any necessary follow-up clearing of the invasive plants, and any fire-related need to deal with the cleared biomass,” the department said.

Applications must be done for a permit to keep Category 2 invasive plants and adhere to permitting conditions for Category 2 plants. Finally, control methods must be appropriate for the listed species and the environment.

Disturbed sites, to prevent new infestations from mass germination of alien seeds in the soil. Seedlings should be controlled while they are less than 0.5 meters tall to avoid costly control work later.

The department said an increase in invasive plants is a cause for concern as they increase fuel loads and aggravate the intensity and heat of fires, making it more difficult and unsafe to control.

For more information and a list of invasive species please visit: www.environment.co.za, www.environment.gov.za or www.invasives.org.za

This type of vegetation also makes fires extremely hot, which damages the burnt area’s soil structure and that has a negative impact on the productivity of such soil.

Priority areas to consider first when clearing are those around buildings if there is a risk of fire. Other areas include low-density infestations, to keep the spread of invasive plants into the surrounding areas in check, the sites where initial control work has been completed and For properties over one hectare, a Control Plan regrowth is present, to prevent densification for listed invasive species must be developed. and further infestation.

PLANT-BASED GRAFFITI BRINGING A NEW MEANING TO STREET ART. Anna Garforth is a designer based in East London, England with a unique approach to her craft. She is currently a member of The Plant, a design firm that specialises in brand identity and digital media. Undefined by a single medium, Garforth integrates typography and organic matter in unconventional spaces to create a new kind of living art. Perhaps demonstrating Garforth’s approach most clearly are her plant-based graffiti artworks which are the results of a number of individual design projects. She creates carefully sculpted vertical garden designs as living art. While a few cans of spray paint will get your message across more speedily, could Garforth’s topiary typography herald in a new age of mossy, oxygen-producing street art? The growth, sprouting of flowers and the grooming required to keep these grass sculptures in shape form part of their conceptual impetus as living, breathing designs. Speaking to DesignBoom, Garforth explains that she was inspired by the earthy moss that crept over

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different headstones at a graveyard that caught her eye while on holiday. “I was fascinated by the beautiful script of moss that covers the grave stones. One stone had moss growing inside the carved-out letters and it looked amazing. I collected moss from the surrounding gravestones and started to

experiment and moss typography was born!” says Garforth, “I enjoy the tactility of working with organic mediums and learning how to craft it into something else… but a computer is never far behind. Mixing technology with the handmade makes for a great synthesis. Often one can enhance the other.” www.designindaba.co.za

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AGENDA

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Q: “HOW IMPORTANT IS ETHICAL SOURCING WHEN CHOOSING A SUPPLIER.”

Lee Burger

Gail Dreyer

Director Countryline Horticulture (Pty) Ltd

Principal at the Irene School of Garden Design

Owner of Tshala Plant Brokers

Principals of ethics cannot pertain to one area of business and slide in another. Selecting a supplier of solid reputation and business practice should be standard practice across all services; electing one working to Fairtrade standards encourages others to develop sustainable environmental and socio-economic programs further.

Do you value your reputation more than your bank account? It may have occurred to some installers that some products may not be completely right… but it is difficult to use the word WRONG. So, is it wrong to wander in the grey zone, somewhere between ethical supplies and what suits your wallet? We often hear about complicated issues when we say for instance buy coffee. Most people would support a brand that sources ethically and then see the brand as trustworthy, but what about landscapes?

The question really is, how important is the integrity of our landscape/horticultural profession?

Martin Moralee

In an industry where environmental issues are packaged within every contract and project, it is given we look to suppliers conducting their work with ecological sustainability at the forefront of their business model. Water conservation practices, careful use of chemical fertilization methods and crop management assures we ALL benefit into the future, and it is something we carry forward in our projects. Decent labour practices with fair wage, freedom of association and human potential development is a basic humanitarian right which we expect all our suppliers to subscribe to. A CSI philosophy where community development is encouraged. Providing a framework where a higher standard of living can be carried back into a community is as fundamental to raising living standards in disadvantaged communities.

The first concern or comment on the table will be that ethical suppliers are pricey. And yes they are, but how can the industry go forward when some installers undermine the values and integrity of our industry. South Africa unnecessarily complains about the price of landscapes, as we are in fact one of cheapest countries in the world to garden in. If we do not safeguard the few companies and suppliers that try to do what is right, we will be no different than the very people that are currently gambling with South Africa’s future in the fields of finance, or politics for example. If installers and suppliers do not value their morals more than their profit, they might as well associate themselves with the corrupt.

Responsible stewardship of all aspects of business sets us up for greater harvest down the line. A quick profit is quickly spent. Sustained growth along all supply chains creates something of value not just in the short or medium term, but a solid 100 or 1000 years ahead.

Apart from the devastating effect on nature and environments for example, unethical sourcing and supplying for the most part, influences the quality and the reputation of both the supplier as well as the installer. The real question … “Do you want to be part of our industry’s problem, or part of the solution?

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I believe it is extremely important to support suppliers that are dedicated to upholding standards in our industry. Suppliers, that at a cost, supply a quality product that will be sustainable out in a landscape, that treat their staff properly, produce a quality product with as small an impact on the environment as possible and who stand by their product are far more of an asset to our industry than the fly by night supplier. There are shortlived ‘suppliers’ that produce products as cheaply as possible with little regard to the environment. These suppliers provide material for a few projects and then disappear with little regard for the poor effect on the industry, having inferior products in the landscape and losing sales to the dedicated professional supplier as they are not reliant on the industry for a living. There are many small, medium and large suppliers in our industry that pride themselves in giving a superior product, excellent service and dedication to the sustainability of our industry, they should be supported, promoted and relied upon to bring value to our landscape. Do our customers care about ethical sourcing? They should and I think, we who make our living from this industry should educate and encourage our customer not to be purely price driven but to consider supporting ethical sourcing allowing our industry to proudly flourish and allowing our industry to operate with integrity.

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AGENDA

Mark Mac Hattie

Anja Freysen

Master of Landscape Architecture student at UCT SACLAP registered.

Shadowlands Wholesale Nursery

The purpose of ethical sourcing is to promote good labour and environmental standards in supply chains. The assumption that good quality products cost more is often misguided by the fact that one of less quality is more affordable, but using a sub-par product or service often results in replacing the product or service multiple times.

While we all strive to give our clients the garden of their dreams, it is vitally important for the landscaper to consider the origins of the plants used in the project.

Ethical sourcing is of great concern in the built environment, from plants to paving. Quality is synonymous with ethical companies and the way they handle business, therefore in my opinion, a project’s success relies solely on the sourcing. Unfortunately, like all industries we are plagued with a few companies that offer a product at a better rate, but poorer quality, this can lead to the failure of a project, which is unacceptable. The quality of the product at the end of the day, when the last check is done before a handover, is the responsibility of the Project Manager. So too the quality of sourced material is the responsibility of the Buyer. To ensure ethical sourcing, the result must be understood by both the Project Manager and the Buyer, enforced on the suppliers and either rejecting or accepting the product based on the quality. Governing bodies and Professional Societies also play an important role in ethics within the industry, whether it be supplier, service or design orientated, each of these bodies have a vetting process and have a general code of ethics that ensures all the members that are registered with them adhere to certain quality control measures. The importance of ethical sourcing is of highest importance in any project or service in the built environment as they are utilized by the public and this means public safety must be the number one priority. www.prolandscaper.co.za

There are hundreds of growers country-wide, but not all adhere to ethical sourcing and growing practices. As a landscaper, it is essential to have good information about your supplier. Yes, it’s very tempting to choose the lowest price, but that low price comes at a cost. “Bargain price” growers are only able to offer these low prices by cutting corners. Is your supplier applying ethical labour practices and taking care of staff financially and physically? Are the royalties being paid over on trade marked plants? Is your grower adheringto the guidelines for invasive species? Is the grower using and disposing of fertilizers and pesticides in an environmentally responsible manner? Obviously, the correct production and labour practices incur costs for the grower which must be passed on to the client. Visit your suppliers and take the time to check out the premises, ask these questions about their policies and procedures. Responsible growers may charge a little more for their product but you will have peace of mind knowing that your client is receiving ethically grown and sourced plants.

“Principals of ethics cannot pertain to one area of business and slide in another. Selecting a supplier of solid reputation and business practice should be standard practice across all services.”

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PROFILE

Paul Vonk Commercial Manager: Garden Products paul.vonk@sakata.eu

What are the spectrum of products available to our landscaping market? The MayFord brand has a loyal following in Southern Africa and continues to offer a comprehensive range of consumer packs of vegetables, herbs, flowers and lawn grasses, through the retail trade to the home gardener. Also under the MayFord brand is a range of professional turf products for golf courses, stadiums and other professional applications. MayFord also have a unique range of rehabilitation grass mixes that were developed to suit specific climatic regions (known as biomes) within Southern Africa.

About Mayford Seeds (Pty) Ltd MayFord Seeds (Pty) Ltd grew out of C. May & Co. which was founded in 1931. As a four-generation family business, the company developed a diverse portfolio including seed production, hobby packet seed, professional vegetable, turf and flower seed and vegetable breeding programs. In the late 1960’s MayFord became the sole distributor of Sakata’s products in Southern Africa. 1973 saw the introduction of the revolutionary hermetically sealed hobby packets which built the MayFord brand to be synonymous with high quality seed in Southern Africa. In December 1999, the Sakata Seed Corporation of Yokohama, Japan, acquired MayFord Seeds. Sakata is currently one of the largest seed groups in the world with extensive global research programs in vegetable and flower seed. On 1 April 2008 MayFord Seeds changed its name to Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, and uses the MayFord brand for its hobby and turf business. Sakata Seed Southern Africa is certified according to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, assuring their customers of the best possible products and service.

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What is MayFord’s ideal as a company and how is sustainability embedded into your practises?

Where are your products best suited? Growing from seed is inexpensive and it is quite simple to get successful results with the easy to follow planting instructions on the back of every MayFord pack. When selecting seeds, check the back of the seed pack for details on how much space you will need for the plants to grow and whether they will fit into your overall design. Grow your own vegetable patch, choose vegetables you really like, and look out for interesting varieties that you can harvest progressively. This will ensure that you have a ready supply of delicious vegetables throughout the growing season. What is Mayford’s unique selling point? MayFord brings their quality seed in an easy-to-read, freshness-assured, hermetically sealed, date-stamped pack, so you know the seed is fresh and know exactly what to do to get the most stunning results. Planting instructions in English and Afrikaans are clear, up-to-date and suitable for conditions in South Africa. We pack a sensible quantity in each packet way beyond requirements. Where would our traders find this product? MayFord seed packs are sold in most retail outlets and garden centres. Our head office is located in Johannesburg, close to the Lanseria Airport. www.prolandscaper.co.za

MayFord strives to live through its motto of Quality, Reliability and Service. Delivering quality seed that our clients can trust. We also deliver an after-sales service to our clients providing them with technical advice and growing tips. Our trade marketing team is always on standby to answer questions and assist home growers with necessary information. Sakata is an international seed company, well established as a reliable supplier of quality seeds of varieties adapted to Southern African growing conditions. This reflects clearly in the consistent growth in our sales, which we attribute to our focus on product development, a high level of technical support in the field and to quality seed. This enables us to have a close relationship with our customers as we contribute to their success. What are some of your most rewarding projects? For Sakata MayFord charity begins at home, and that is why the company has focused a lot of their corporate social investment in a local nursery school, close to our offices, where most of Sakata’s staff member’s children are enrolled in. Sakata has upgraded the classrooms and created a playing area with a jungle gym for the children to play in. And as can be expected of a vegetable seed company, we have also established a vegetable garden that feed the children with nutritious daily meals. MayFord is further an annual sponsor to the CANSA relay for life Project. Being a vegetable seed company it is important to make people more health conscious and more aware of the importance of eating healthier, nutritious food. With our GROW YOUR OWN initiative we try to encourage people to grow their own healthy vegetables in their back gardens or even containers if they don’t have space in a garden. Pro Landscaper Africa / August 2017

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MAKING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING Pro Landscaper speaks to Primwood’s director, Johan Pieterse, to find out more about this recycled product & a business that has a sustainable future in mind.

Johan Pieterse is in his element. The new owner of Primwood Products says he loves to “be creative and make something out of nothing”. His firm, based in Mimosa Street, Hermanus Industrial Area, produces wood-replacement planks from recycled plastic and sawdust, from which Primwood manufactures durable outdoor furniture and decking product. The waste plastic used in the process is low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is the thin plastic used to wrap food and other goods (‘cling wrap’). This plastic is reclaimed from municipal waste systems by a recycling company in Cape Town, who shreds the waste into a plastic flake product. It is in this form that Primwood receives it, combines it with sawdust for strength and combines it with colour pellets, to enhance the colour. They then extrude and mould various-sized planks from it. Any off-cuts are returned to the recycling company and flaked again before being sent back to Primwood.

“The planks we make are all totally recyclable, as well,” says Johan. “It’s an ever-revolving cycle, because there is an endless supply of this type of plastic. People just keep wrapping things!” In a recent article in “Die Burger” it is calculated that only 9% of all plastic is recovered. The rest is in landfills and the sea. The company produces a range of garden furniture (various designs of chairs and tables, picnic benches, pool loungers, any product that you may need), jungle gyms for schools and municipalities, flower boxes and plant lattices, as well as municipal refuse bins and public benches, while it also manufactures made-to-order items. Standing perpetually exposed in the elements, the lifespan of these products is significant at a minimum of 40 years, especially when compared to the natural alternative, wood, which may have a much shorter life span. Apart from being extremely durable, the polywood items are considerably heavier than wood, which means that it is difficult for opportunists to walk off with polywood products from public spaces. They are

non-absorbent, products, so work well in a wet environment and need no maintenance at all. Primwood, staffed by 20 people, also supplies its recycled refuse bins to all the municipalities in the Western Cape and some in the Eastern Cape as well. Polywood products are becoming much more common globally, according to Johan. “A friend travelled to Disneyworld in the US recently and he took photos of benches there that were made from extruded plastic planks. “What we still have to get right in South Africa is recycling. While the Cape Town and Hermanus municipalities are very good in this regard, many other municipalities don’t even sort their waste, which is simply buried in landfill. LDPE, however, takes an extremely long time to break down underground, with no UV to assist the process. So with polywood, at least some good is coming out of the recycling process.” Numerous online sources estimate that buried LDPE could take between 50 and 100 years to biodegrade. Primwood Products, which has been in existence since 2007, have agents in Somerset West and Cape Town, as well as a small showroom in Durbanville. 12 Mimosa Street, Hermanus 028 284 9000 ww.primwood.co.za

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THE ART OF BESPOKE DESIGN

and can be incorporated into gates for a more decorative security solution, or applied as roof and side panelling to pergolas and exterior structures in need of some shade. We use high quality materials and architectural grade finishes to ensure your product stands the test of time. Tilt’s expansion plans into the sector? Our eco hardwood exterior board is a new product range that offers a modular screening solution for outdoor applications. It has been specifically developed as an easy-to-install decorative and functional panelling solution for gardens and exterior spaces of all types. Each pattern within this range has been created with a particular theme in mind and designed so that the pattern continues on from one panel to the next. At a standard size of 1200 x 600 mm, this makes them easy to transport and install. The panel sizing and repeat pattern design allows for modular coverage, making them suitable for both large and small areas. Where can we find this product? Who supplies it?

What is the spectrum of product you have on offer to the landscaping sector?

What is it used for and What is this product made from?

Tilt Architectural Feature Screens design and manufacture decorative and functional panels for a wide variety of applications. From exterior partitioning, privacy and shading to feature cladding, the applications are varied. With the combination of structural integrity and pattern our products offer a functional and decorative element that will bring both eye-catching aesthetic value and purpose to a space. Our screens are a modern design solution and can be tailored to your own personal style by applying a colour and pattern from our wide selection currently available to view on our website.

Made from aluminium, aluminium composite or hardwood exterior board, our bespoke screens and decorative panels offer privacy, partitioning, shading, covering, and contemporary architectural detailing.

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We have a team of skilled in-house designers, fabricators and installers who all work hard to make the complete product as per your requirements. Our aluminium and aluminium composite screens are designed and made to order locally in Cape Town. Our eco hardwood exterior board screens are available on request. We also ship internationally.

Where can this product be applied? And what is the longevity of the product? Always evolving and with very few limitations, our screens and panels can be used as partitioning to divide and screen spaces, creating privacy. They can become sections within boundary walls

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CUSTOM MADE CONCRETE Igneous Concrete was originally conceived by Brent Youens, living and working along the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast. Brent wished to develop weather resistant, water repellent and easily maintained concrete that could be moulded into beautiful outdoor furniture. After developing this idea Igneous has now grown into a market leader in furnishings for various applications.

SUGARBOWL

Igneous’ material qualities add great value to the pot and planter market, and their range meets the need for large scale pots. The light weight of the materials results in excellent options for load bearing structures and can reduce, sometimes eliminate, the need for cranes for placement on roof tops or difficult to access areas. The Sugarbowl, which measures 1.7m in diameter and 840mm in height, is very difficult to achieve in this size, given the extreme pressure exerted on the sloping sides. However, by using their glass fibre reinforced polyconcrete (GRP) material, the required strength is easily maintained while reducing the weight of the pot by two-thirds in comparison to cementitious concrete. The Sugarbowl is a great choice for outdoor areas and placed amongst plants in the actual beds.

PEBBLE RANGE

Since first customising the Elongated Pebble Seat and Triangulated Pebble Ottoman, this range continues to remain relevant in trends and designs required by clients. A few years ago, given the nature of the moulding process and the properties of the polyconcrete, Igneous was largely constrained to make items that were more linear in design and limited in the number of curves working in various directions. Through innovation of materials and new moulding processes incorporating a foam inner core, varied shapes and designs became possible. The Pebble range now includes irregular pebble-type designs, to more symmetrical designs, such as the Rectangular Pebble Bench. The Pebble range can be seen indoors and outdoors in many malls, office buildings, public seating areas, as well as along pedestrian walk ways.

EXTERNAL BIN

The External Bin is a popular choice amongst Igneous’ range of refuse bins. It is manufactured in resin based polyconcrete material and can be supplied with various finishes, including an open top lid, a stainless-steel swivel lid, colour combinations for recycling initiatives or aesthetic purposes, and as can be done with all of their products, can also be embossed. The Igneous range of bins are perfectly suited for indoor and outdoor areas around shopping centres, sporting facilities, commercial buildings, public spaces and for streetscaping. You can see Igneous concretes products at: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Silo Square, V & A Waterfront, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Mall of Africa, Discovery Head Office & many other locations.


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HOW IMPORTANT IS ETHICAL SOURCING WHEN CHOOSING A SUPPLIER? (continued )

Bertha Wium

the depleting resources of stone across the world? Our aim is to enable students to make considered decisions when they embark on their careers in the industry. We try to prepare them so that they can completely inform clients who are choosing materials. However, at the end of the day, industry will always have to respond to the expectations of the client.

Director of Bertha Wium Landscape Development (Pty) Ltd. At Bertha Wium Landscape Development, our main focus is to provide our clients with the best quality product and service within the most affordable price range. Ethical sourcing plays a vital role in this regard when choosing a supplier and ensures that standards are maintained which are in line with our company’s policies and our clients’ expectations. We have built long lasting relationships with well-known suppliers in the landscape construction industry that have a reputation for quality products and are registered with the relevant governing bodies and associations as required by law. By comparing the quality and prices of more than one of these or other suppliers, the standard is further guaranteed. Where new products and materials are required, that fall outside our general supply chain, we do the necessary research to ensure that the products meet our required standards. We also rely on our colleagues within the landscape industry to provide references for new products and suppliers that enter the market. This usually ensures that selected suppliers meet appropriate and fair criteria.

Richard Curle Managing Director Landscape Associates, United Kingdom Personally, I believe we do, and we will always suggest specific products for that reason. I do, however, think our responsibility lies more with educating the consumers and homeowners who choose the products- not just as a business, but as an industry. There is far too much emphasis on contractors educating their customers and convincing them to purchase based on ethics, when a large portion of customers actually want value for their money. The ethically sourced products generally cost the homeowner more, and most business owners who face a choice between winning a contract or providing ethically sourced paving would pick the contract.

Sarah Seery Barry Randall Operations Director Leicestershire Garden Design, United Kingdom An ethically sourced product isn’t the first thing we think of when choosing suppliers and placing orders. It’s important, but ultimately you have to give the client what they want- within reason. Do I think we have the responsibility to use ethically sourced products?

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Head of school for horticulture and landscaping, Capel Manor College, United Kingdom Across all levels, our teaching at Chapel Manor College focuses on raising awareness about the importance of sustainability and the ethical sourcing of material used in the horticultural industry. We encourage and inspire debate in our classes about all aspects of sustainability. What’s best to use? Peat or Compost? What will be the impact on the environment with

Ethics is important when choosing a supplier and I believe we have a duty to ensure we use ethical suppliers. We’re often in a unique position to be able to communicate the issues directly to our customers. We can explain that a price is higher than anticipated because we have ensured it was ethically sourced. This is fine when dealing directly with clients who have the budgets to make these decisions, but it can fall on deaf ears when dealing with projects in a competitive tender scenario. If obliged to find the cheapest supplier to complete, then ethics might slip for some contractors. This is when communication needs to be upfront between contractors and designers, to ensure all parties are using the same ethical suppliers nominated within the tender package. That way, ethical suppliers and contractors are not losing out because of their values.

Communication needs to be upfront between contractors and designers, to ensure all parties are using the same ethical suppliers nominated within the tender package. That way, ethical suppliers and contractors are not losing out because of their values. www.prolandscaper.co.za


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MINUTES WITH JAN BLOK Originality, Quality and Reliability are the hallmarks of the work of Jan Blok, one of South Africa’s leading garden designers. Pro Landscaper catches up with Jan to chat about his entry into the trade, his unique and inspiring portfolio of work and his plans for the future.

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What did you want to be when you were a child and have you always been interested in the landscaping Industry? As a child I always knew that I wanted to work outdoors. My first choice when I was young was to be a game ranger. When I was 16 I attended a presentation by Dave Kirkby on how The Cascades at Sun City were landscaped, it was after this that I knew I wanted to do landscaping as a career. What did you study to prepare yourself for the industry & who were some of your biggest influences during the start of your career? I studied horticulture at Natal Technikon and started off in a cut flower production. During this time period I started doing small landscape projects over the weekends. This grew & after landing a project which would pay my salary for 3 months, I took the jump and started Blok Designs. In the beginning I was very interested in formal European design and became known for this style. I followed people like Paul Bangay and David Hicks. What would you describe as your design aesthetic? Today my designs are varied and are influenced by the architecture of the building, the location of the site and what the site will be used for. Do you design gardens abroad? Or do you have plans to do so? I have completed a project in Switzerland. This was very exciting & a demanding projection. I was responsible for both the Interior & Exterior Design. I would love the opportunity to do more projects abroad. What sector is the most rewarding for you and why? I have been involved in commercial projects which include hotels, game lodges, garden of the sensors at Durban Botanic Gardens and wine farms however, my main focus is on the high end domestic sector. I enjoy this sector as there is a great attention to detail. I also enjoy selling the ‘dream” to the client and seeing it come to reality. Constant liaison between the client, landscaper, architect & decorator ensures a top quality project.

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Over the last 3 years I have been involved in the restoration of Boschendal Wine Estate. This has been incredibly exciting and the projects within the Estate have ranged from heritage formal gardens, public spaces to a 10 HA endemic fynbos garden.   As a company, how is sustainability embedded into your business practices? On the farm we created a term called Agri-landscaping. This entailed replacing ornamentals with edibles. This practice allowed us to create a beautiful space yet generating an income at the same time. This income has been used to reduce the monthly landscape maintenance costs & reward the staff. To be sustainable as a landscaper you need to keep up with global trends. Hot topics at the moment are Farm to Table, Sustainable Gardening, Permaculture and Waterwise gardening. There is much information available on the internet & in publications. I also like to keep up with all design trends such as furniture, architecture and interior design. I avoid using off the shelf garden ornaments, pots etc and I rather manufacture. This keeps a garden unique. What is one piece of equipment you cannot live without? The piece of equipment I wouldn’t live without is my camera. Through photographs I can keep records & communicate with my subcontractors and my client. Most rewarding garden to date and why? My most rewarding garden to date would have to be the Boschendal gardens. This would be due to the size, varied styles and time constraints to install which have created the challenge. The gardens are over 100 HA in size & include two traditional werfs, picnic areas, wedding venue, accommodation & a conference facility. At the moment I am installing the largest heritage rose garden in the country with 168 different species. Biggest challenge facing our industry? At the moment I think the biggest challenge facing our industry is water or the lack thereof. Clients are thinking twice about investing in gardens without being able to water them.

What software do you make use of for client pitches? Do you use renderings, drawings etc. to relay the message to your client? Why is this planning process so important? The planning process is the most important part of any landscape installation. Detailed plans and photo realistic renders are drawn. These help to sell the dream to the client and they are able to envisage exactly what the garden will look like once it matures. Renders are done using Studiomax. Accurate plans produce an accurate bill of quantities for quoting purposes and are given to all subcontractors for costing & construction. How was it creating a show garden at the Cape Town Flower Show last year, do you enjoy show gardens? It was great to be involved in the Cape Town Flower Show last year. I have been involved in show gardens for many years. To construct a


show garden is very different to a real one. It was almost like building a film set. I exhibited for Boschendal, the stand showcased the Old and the New Boschendal.

ABOUT JAN BLOK

What are your business plans for the future? I have a few exciting projects in the pipeline. I am about to start installing the landscaping for a modern wine farm focussing on permaculture, setting up a nursery specialising in heritage roses, landscaping a large residence on a property on the beach in KZN and a few commercial developments in Gauteng. When you aren’t creating gorgeous outdoor spaces, what are some of your other hobbies? In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, on the beach and hiking. I love to entertain and I really enjoy the great South African braai and wine tasting etc. www.prolandscaper.co.za

Established in 1995. Jan Blok is a forerunner of innovative garden design in Southern Africa. Jan is repeatedly lauded as an intuitive garden designer, an artist with the design talent to see beyond the obvious, and the vision to transform ordinary into extraordinary. Jan Blok sculpts contemporary or classic landscapes which enchant and enhance... glorious green vistas which complement the underlying architectural lines of the dwelling and the lifestyle of those who live, work and play in it.

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Size: Ground Floor: 264m² & 4th Floor Roof Garden: 255m² Timeline: September 2014 - December 2015. Project Cost: R1,05 million Location: Sandton

GARDEN IN THE SKY 4 Stan Road is an exclusive office development in the heart of Sandton. The landscape for this prestigious address has been designed, installed and is currently maintained by Bertha Wium Landscape Development on behalf of Sharmane Investments, to achieve a result that confirms the saying, the sky’s the limit.


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This site consists of aboveground parking which is screened on the northern and western facade by using creeping Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine) to form loose standing planters onto mentis grating. The planting will mature to form green walls to surround the parking structure of the northern and western façade. Large Caesalpinia ferrea (Leopard trees) planted in a formalized grid to create a multi-stemmed effect to shade the main entrance glass foyer façade for a cooling effect. Strong linear planting design of Viburnum sinensis (Sweet viburnum) in lush evergreen lawn to be sculpted into angular hedges to follow the architectural building angle. North facing offices look out onto a landscaped deck, accessible to the building tenants. A sanctuary is created in the busy city skyline where users can break away and enjoy the beautiful views that Sandton offers. The Concept The idea behind this skyline garden was to create a sanctuary on a slab in the sky, away from the hustle and bustle of office life and the busy Johannesburg streets. Screening from the high rise adjacent buildings was a mandatory requirement for this section of the project. The landscape design for the rooftop garden incorporates the architectural features of the building. The built-up planters add layers and screening and at the same time ensure adequate soil depth for tree and shrub development.

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Plant Choices Layering through plant choices by using boxed hedges of Viburnum sinensis (Sweet viburnum) and Escallonia ‘Pink Princess’ combined with grassy Liriope muscari (Lillyturf); Nandina domestica ‘Pygmea’ (Dwarf holy bamboo) and Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine) groundcovers in a linear stepped design. Soil levels in planters were sloped to add planting depth and effectively feature planting foliage variance. Podocarpus falcatus trees were chosen for their specific crown shape (Conical) with evergreen foliage on branch structure from just above soil level narrowing to the growth point. The existing Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild plum) trees on the adjacent roof garden of the neighbouring building (same level) were repeated in our extruded line of trees, adding shiny lush green foliage. Both the Podocarpus and Harpephyllum tree species were specifically chosen for planter conditions. The built frame structure was designed by the architect from the focal point and allows a view through to the ferns and arum lilies with a high Syzigium paniculatum (Magenta cherry) hedge backdrop. The frame structure is flanked by lower Syzigium paniculatum (Magenta cherry) boxed hedges to add depth to this section of the garden. The organic shaped and ‘zen’ type planted island protrudes from the timber viewing deck. The grassy mound in Ophiopogon (Mondo grass)

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features Nandina domestica (Holy bamboo) groupings combined with boulder placement. The Nandina domestica ‘Pygmea’ extends the foliage type (red multi-colour display) to the linear planters adjacent to the building. Boulders were re‐used from an old building site of the Clients and Developers. This was seen as a landmark of their approach to their old building and this application gave symbolic meaning and sense of place to the new offices. These boulders were placed in sunken positions in the deck as well as in ornamental gravel surrounds. Artificial lawn adds a lush carpet tying into the garden quite perfectly. Currently the project has been certified for a 4 Star Greenstar rating. Drip irrigation has also been installed as a sustainable water wise application. Sufficient soil depth in planters is beneficial to avoid built-up of heat in soil media. The waterproofing was a one-time application over the entire slab. Drainage occurs into a no-fines material layer across the slab and is drained into full-bores for discharge. Planting mix consisting of sandy loam topsoil; compost and washed river sand, this is a specialist mixture to ensure fast and effective drainage. The biggest challenge for this project was the haulage of large trees and all planting material; all planting media and boulders by mobile crane onto the fifth floor level.

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LIVING AMIDST THE LANDSCAPE Jens Hildebrandt and architect, Paolo Deliperi, contacted Alan Dawson and his team to create the landscaped space on this project in Higgovale, Cape Town. Located on the foot of Table Mountain, this project eases contemporary charm and quite effortlessly merges with the surrounding environment for an elegant, indigenous effect.


Size: 550m2 Timeline: +- 6 months Cost: R 400 000.00 Location: Higgovale, Cape Town


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THE BRIEF The brief was to create various garden rooms/ areas around the house. It was vital that no views were obstructed. The use of as much indigenous plant material that would blend in with the surrounding vegetation on the mountain was vital. It had to ultimately look like the house had been dropped into the landscape. According to architect, Paolo Deliperi, two early decisions informed the design concept for this private residence. The first was to demolish the original house whilst, at the same time, working with the existing footprint. The second decision was to do away with the original double storey, choosing to rather elongate the original footprint at ground level. This has the net effect of improving the circulation and flow, developing a stronger relationship between the inside and outside and visually re-introducing the slopes of Table Mountain to the site (previously hidden by the imposing roof structure of the original building). Though not a shy building it manages to form a gentle relationship with the natural environment that surrounds it. The Fynbos on the Table Mountain reserve to the South is introduced in the form of a roof garden on the new structure and continues to cascade over an artificial hill (created by clean rubble from the original demolition) to the North of the building. Like volcanic larvae the mountain vegetation seems to engulf the building. Perennial grass on the roof not only insulates the interior but, with its' soft tuft moving in the breeze, contrasts effectively with the strong architectural language; these two contrasting elements thus tell a story about each other. From an energy efficiency point of view the building is designed by first principals. Alan Dawson explains that Careful thought and some research was done to choose the correct plants for a difficult site. There was a huge amount of rubble on site from the demolition. All the rubble was used in a gabion retaining wall at the bottom of the property. The gabion retaining wall is 3m high. Because of the lack of (and poor) topsoil on site, large amounts of good quality topsoil had to be imported. Existing sleepers on site were re-sized and used as steps to gain access throughout the steep side gardens. Extensive waterproofing and drainage layers had to be done and installed on the roof garden. A light weight topsoil/compost mix had to be imported in order to confide to

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the load bearing capacity on the roof. A pond was constructed to catch the seepage water from the mountain. The excess seepage water, the roof water and ground run off water is all channelled and piped into storage tanks at the bottom of the garden, which in turn is used to irrigate the garden. No formal landscaping plan exists. Each of the 8 garden areas was discussed and decided on as the building of the house progressed. It was a unique project in that each area developed as the house developed.

ABOUT ALAN DAWSON GARDENS

Alan Dawson Gardens was established in 1994 and operates all over Cape Town, landscaping properties of all sizes. We are a Principal member of SALI and have over the years won numerous landscaping awards. The success of Alan Dawson Gardens is due largely to the high standards set and the support of loyal, professional landscape supervisors and gardeners. We obtain great pleasure and satisfaction from what we do and jealousy protect the relationships we have built up with clients over the years.

SUPPLIERS All indigenous plants Fridhem Farm Nursery Marc Dawson 082 804 2241

Pool Norwen pools Owen Rhoda 0829200855

All indigenous trees Just Trees Nursery Carl Pretorius 083 601 2235

Outdoor tiles Rockstone grip, Cotto D’Este, Jens Hildebrandt 0798219832

Compost Reliance Compost Pieter Kotze 079 885 3585

Decking Garapa, Saplings. Paul Blackbeard 021 9312663

Irrigation Aquamatic Irrigation Evan Jackson 082 772 3846

Fertilizer AgriFert

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aving bought their property because of its majestic views over Regent's Park, the clients wanted an exposed roof terrace that would make the most of those views. The design for the space had to satisfy two key requirements: the owners wanted the length of the terrace to face the park, with an open, uninterrupted view as if facing a theatre stage – while also maintaining the feeling that they were immersed in a garden.

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Design and build The fear with the first part of the brief was that it could take on the feel of an open balcony. To address this, a layout based on the stepped diamond motif was created to overlook the garden and introduce fluctuating areas of openness and enclosure, encouraging movement and exploration. To keep the project within budget, the original granite paving slabs were retained, and integrated into the design by aligning features to their grid pattern where possible. The design also introduced different viewpoints from which the surrounding vista could be enjoyed, further urging you to journey through the space. As the weight load needed to be kept as light as possible, Western red cedar was used for all timber

work, and growing mediums more associated with green roofs were used in the planters. The terrace was exposed to both the elements and the views from a block of flats behind, so screens and a pergola structure were essential to bring a sense of shelter. Additionally, a water feature was cleverly hidden amongst the planting to disguise the noise of the city roads below. Given the rooftop location of the garden, moving materials and equipment to and from the site was a challenge. For example, the pergola timber wouldn't fit in the lift, and instead had to be measured to fit the staircase. The garden was designed in close collaboration with Ben Skinner from Town & Country Gardens to ensure it was well built, and that difficulties brought about by the tricky access were overcome.

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Suppliers Design Adolfo Harrison Gardens www.adolfoharrison.com Contractor Town & Country Gardens www.tandcg.co.uk Maintenance Mark Poswillo www.transformmygarden.com

Water feature Adezz www.adezz.com The Pot Company www.thepotco.com Western Red Cedar Champion www.championtimber.com Chairs Harry Bertoia www.harrybertoia.org Cushions Canvasman www.canvasman.co.uk

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Planting With all the structural elements, it was important to add balance with textured planting. Adolfo Harrison Gardens designed a planting palette based on perennials and grasses, chosen to provide movement and trail over the sides of the raised beds. Climbers provided screening and scented growth around the pergola. The clients were happy to have regular garden maintenance, and were introduced to Mark Poswillo, previously head gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden. With Mark’s input, the garden has flourished and evolved over the last few years. For example, the owners adore foxgloves, which Adolfo would never ordinarily have grown on an open roof terrace – but Mark has them thriving, much to the delight of the clients. “That’s what it’s about,” says Adolfo. “They love sitting in their private garden among all the plants, drinking in this great view of London.”

1 Gardener Mark Poswillo ensures the Digitalis purpurea thrives in these conditions 2 A glimpse of the stepped diamond motif that gives the garden its layout 3 The family table nestled among the planting 4 The garden's first summer, with the climbers yet to cover the pergola 5 The garden offers views over the City of London

Adolfo Harrison Gardens Adolfo Harrison Gardens has been creating award-winning private and public gardens of all shapes and sizes for over a decade, working on over 100 projects in that time. Thriving on the more challenging briefs, and introducing elements and materials that are designed to endure, it places particular focus on establishing a collaborative dynamic between its landscape contractors. W: www.adolfoharrison.com

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Plants Hortus Loci www.hortusloci.co.uk Chichester Trees & Plants www.ctsplants.com


PASTURES NEW THE COTSWOLD GARDEN COMPANY The garden of an old Cotswold rectory is streamlined and updated, without losing any of its classic charm

PROJECT DETAILS Project value R1.6 million Build time Four months Size of project 4,000m²

WINNER Domestic Garden Construction £60-£100k


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he grounds of a beautiful Cotswold country house were transformed into an inviting space for a young family, with safe spaces for children and areas for dining and entertaining, as well as topiary, structured borders and an extended lawn. Despite the overhaul, it was important that a traditional feel was retained through beautiful planting, local materials and craftsmanship. The brief The striking plans, from London-based garden designer Rachel Garrood, included several new terraces and pathways, a driveway, walls and seating areas, herbaceous borders, hedges and structural planting. The design required the complete demolition of the existing garden, as well as hard and soft landscaping, planting, and constructing several new spaces with clean lines and topiary. The Cotswold Garden Company liaised with the designer throughout, and was able to share its expertise in sourcing local materials. The garden was to be used by the family for the duration of the construction, so it was vital that it remained safe for the children, with working areas safely cordoned off.

1 Sawn  Yorkstone terrace, with box topiary and steel edged planting beds 2 The  garden before and under construction with huge topiary arriving on site 3 Finely  coursed Cotswold stone wall, Yorkstone cobble path and pleached crab apples 4 Bespoke oak gate and steel edged hoggin path 5 View of the front of the property

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Materials and build Attention to detail was key. Locally-quarried Cotswold stone for the wall was measured and sorted to ensure it was coursed with the smaller stones on top, and the 6mm thick mild steel edging that made up the path, lawn and driveway edges was welded on site by The Cotswold Garden Company. New terraces were created with sawn Yorkstone paving, each individual piece cut to size, while sawn Yorkstone cobbles were used for the paths to the pool, and reclaimed Yorkstone cobbles from a local manor house made up a seating area under the umbrella trees. Sourcing locally, reclaiming and reusing materials was paramount, particularly because it helped to reduce the environmental impact of deliveries to the site. All excavated soil was analysed in The Cotswold Garden Company’s on-site ‘soil hospital’ and was improved by adding compost and manure. This reduced the need for imported topsoil and disposal. Equally, existing stone and concrete was broken up and used as subbase where possible, while any debris taken off site was carefully stockpiled so that it could be recycled as clean aggregate or subsoil. The Cotswold Garden Company used its local contacts to make sure specifications were perfect, including organising for its lighting supplier to do a night-time display to show how plants and trees could be lit, allowing the client to understand what was needed. The Cotswold Garden Company also designed and installed an automatic irrigation system and arranged for one of its suppliers to have bespoke oak gates made to the designer’s drawings. In a rural setting with difficult access, local knowledge was essential. This was none more obvious than when two lorries delivering topiary from Holland arrived a week early and got stuck on the access road; The Cotswold Garden Company rapidly made arrangements with a local farmer to free and unload them. Despite the access and delivery challenges, the project was delivered on schedule and in time for the client to showcase the impressive results at their annual summer garden party.

ABOUT THE COTSWOLD GARDEN COMPANY The Cotswold Garden Company is a multi-award-winning landscape contractor and garden designer with a reputation for outstanding work throughout the Cotswolds. It is one of the most experienced garden design and landscaping companies in the area, and the team has worked on numerous different projects, from cottage gardens and country houses to large estates and commercial commissions. www.thecotswoldgardencompany.co.uk

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REFERENCES Landscape contractor The Cotswold Garden Company

www.thecotswoldgardencompany.co.uk Garden designer Rachel Garrood, Rachel Garrood Garden and Landscape Design

07970 518 777 Cotswold stone and reclaimed stone Lichen Garden Antiques

www.lichengardenantiques.com Yorkstone paving and cobbles Bingley Stone

www.bingleystone.com Lighting and irrigation system LandscapePlus

www.landscapeplus.com Bespoke oak gates and steel edging G. L. C. & R. Williams

01666 505040 Plants Genus Plant Sourcing Ltd

www.genusplantsourcing.co.uk Turf Rolawn

www.rolawn.co.uk Compost and manure Garden Supplies

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Your most referred to gardening book of all time? The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch

Your most referred to gardening book of all time? Gardener magazine

Your most inspirational garden (worldwide)? Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Your most inspirational garden (worldwide)? Kirstenbosch botanical garden

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How is sustainability embedded within your business? We recycle all our plastic tree bags, and also use air pots. Less use of harmful chemicals. Planting lots of healthy trees.

How is sustainability embedded within your business? - By Employing people with integrity - By making sure that work it’s done on time and at acceptable standard

Biggest life influence? My parents Describe yourself in three words. Honest, Patient and Caring Three people you’d like to invite to dinner? Parents and my Sister Lifelong fan of (sporting team)? Kaizer Chiefs Favoured drink? Sprite

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Biggest life influence? All successful entrepreneurs Describe yourself in three words. Persistent, Humble, Adventurous, Lover of Good life *wink* Three people you’d like to invite to dinner? Sisa Ngebulana, My Wife, Tanya Visser Lifelong fan of (sporting team)? Kaizer Chiefs Favoured drink? Coke

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R I A A N KR I E L

Owner of Elite Coastal Landscaping

Your most referred to gardening book of all time? 1. Fast and Easy Waterwise Gardens. Coastal Zone: Cape Town to Mossel Bay by Glenn Ashton. Published by Ekogaia Publishing, 2005. 2. Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants by Pitta Joffe Published by Briza Publications, First Edition Fourth Impression, 2007. Your most inspirational garden (worldwide)? Kirstenbosch Gardens

Piece of machinery/equipment you couldn’t do without? Light delivery vehicle Top plant?

Fynbos, Succulent, Fine Grasses, Alloes How is sustainability embedded within your business? Elite Coastal Landscaping started in 2000, we have good work relationships with our clients, honest hardworking and advice on the best options. Biggest life influence? My Father

Describe yourself in three words Honest, Determined, Proactive

Three people you’d like to invite to dinner?

Mathys Roets, A person from Biodiversity Conservation, A person from Parks board to enhance our gardens Lifelong fan of (sporting team)? Rugby - All Blacks team Favoured drink? Spice Gold

BE R T H A WIU M

Managing Director of Bertha Wium Landscape Development Pty (Ltd) Your most referred to gardening book of all time? The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei written by Andrew Wilson Your most inspirational garden (worldwide)? a) Gardens of St Christopher, Hydepark Sandton b) Babylonstoren, Simondium, Paarl c) Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind Piece of machinery/equipment you couldn’t do without? Hedge trimmer Top plant? a) Viburnum Sinensis (Sweet Viburnum) b) Trachelospermum Jasminoides (Star Jasmine) How is sustainability embedded within your business? Sustaining our business: Through Inspiring and quality turnkey landscape development. - Inspiring landscape design - Quality contract installation - High level maintenance reaching design goals Biggest life influence? Nature and Sculpted Nature Describe yourself in three words Determined, passionate and business focused Three people you’d like to invite to dinner? Patrick Watson, Dave Pepler, Piet van Wyk Lifelong fan of (sporting team)? SA Athletics and Swimming Favoured drink? Steelworks

Pro Landscaper Africa asks a few quick-fire questions to gain an insight into the people who are lighting up our industry To feature on these pages in future issues, email chanel@paperplanepublications.co.za

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