Great news! Keith Kirsten @ Waterfall Wilds opens June 2016!
Welcome to the online home of Keith Kirsten & Keith Kirsten Horticulture International (Pty) Ltd or better known as KKHI. We are a leading specialist horticulture and landscape Project Management company based in South Africa. From hotels; wine & private estates to large corporate contracts - we develop, implement and maintain large scale landscapes of integrity and distinction for local and international clients. We are also the head licensee, agent and marketer in South Africa for international partners such as
Proven Winners, Anthony Tesselaar and David Austin Roses.
Feel free to browse our website for more detailed information or contact us for any questions or enquiries.
David Davidson and Raymond Hudson have been responsible for designing the Kirstenbosch-South Africa exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the past 23 years. They are ably supported by the Chelsea Team, which this year comprises (below, left to right): David, Raymond, Lihle Dlamini (team co-ordinator and Director: Marketing and Communications, SANBI), Alice Notten (Interpretation Officer, Kirstenbosch NBG) and Sthembile Zondi (horticulturist, KwaZulu-Natal NBG), as well as numerous other members of Kirstenbosch staff, and a band of enthusiastic volunteers.Read More
|Hybrid Agapanthus are not that new with many varieties released over the past few years. What makes Zambezi exciting is that it is the first tall flowering and large growing variegated on. The tall flowers are a violet blue and the plant flowers right through summer. The very yellow edged leaves make quite a show and contrast well with other plants to make a statement even when the plant has no flowers. Billed as the best agapanthus ever plant them in a container as a specimen plant or in the garden where they get at least half day sun.|
OUR ROOF YOUR ALLY
WHEN YOU PURCHASE A TANK
For options on various tanks available, please visit http://www.jojotanks.co.za/
The JoJo owl box can be installed by:
1. Attaching it to a wall
2. Placing it on a pole (pole base plate included)
3. Affixing it onto a flat surface by cutting off the pole base plate and levelling the bottom surface.
Guidelines to encourage raptors and owls in assisting with rodent management:
1. Erect perches around and in the fields to enable birds to catch rodents that venture into the crop fields.
2. It is advisable to have a cleared area of at least 2m wide around the field with perches erected within the area.
3. Perches for raptors should be made of 3m x 50mm gum or poplar poles and be planted to have a height of 2.4m above the ground surface.
4. Perches for owls can be shorter – 1.6m x 30mm gum or poplar poles that are planted to a height of 1.4m.
5. For both perches long sisal inflorescence stems may also be used to save on costs. Long and short poles should be planted at the outskirts of the tilled zone at 50m intervals.
6. No cross arms should be erected on perches as previous experience indicates that the birds prefer straight poles. Untreated wood is the best to use.
7. To attract owls and diurnal raptors to the perches, it is advisable to scatter a few handfuls of crushed grain around the perches the late afternoon. Gerbils will soon discover the food and lure owls and raptors to the perches.
8. It is advisable to removed barbed wire from fences where perches are erected in close proximity to fences as owls are often trapped by barbs when they try and perch on fences, This is particularly true for marsh owls, barn owls and spotted eagle-owls.
9. Should crop field fences have smooth wire the fence post could be modified to suit as owl and raptor perches. No rodenticides should be applied while raptor perches are up. Should rodenticides become necessary, the perches should be taken down.
10. Rodent food supply. It may be worthwhile to put some grain out around the raptor perches outside the perimeter fence to habituate rodents to the immediate areas around the perches.
Order uors today! Please visit http://www.jojotanks.co.za/contact-us for more information
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is an autonomous, state-aided organisation whose mission is to promote the sustainable use, conservation, appreciation and enjoyment of the exceptionally rich biodiversity of South Africa, for the benefit of all people. This Garden Getaway brochure is a brief introduction to the eight National Botanical Gardens strategically situated throughout the country in five major natural regions or biomes.