While you may be tempted to think they’re merely frivolous decorations, plants are actually the planet’s way of reassuring man and animal that no matter how many winters the world goes through or how many candles would be on its birthday cake, the Earth is still virile enough to grow its own hair. Comb through the leafy tresses and bedeck your own patch of Earth’s mane with R200 to spend on home-grown stock for R100 from CND Nursery.
The man with a plan and a passion for plants – Andy de Wet is the brains behind the haven for complete and professional enviroscaping. With a Masters degree in botany and years of experience working in nurseries, he’s created a reliable source for quality plants and stunning hybrid aloes – they even have water-features. A major supplier of wholesale plants to landscapers and developers, not only do they stock a wide range of quality plants – the friendly nursery know-it-alls are always ready to offer assistance and know-how.
Today’s Groupon entitles you to R200 to spend on all sorts of garden additions, whether it’s shrubs or seedling or maybe some flowers. Once you’re stocked with garden stock, you can also get some expert advice on pests, diseases and other plant-related queries from the specialised consultants. Whether you’re looking to mix things up in your otherwise mundane vegetable garden, or you want to set your boring green landscape ablaze with some bright blossoms, CND gives wannabe greenthumbs the possibility to populate their gardens with an almanac’s worth of green vegetation.
Green fact: The term “green fingers” is said to have originated from an old-wives tale that said making friends with a Praying mantis would turn ones fingers green. Many men attempted to shake hands with a passing mantis to disprove the theory, but were all seen suspiciously donning gloves soon after.