GLENBELLA FARM NURSERY
 
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Indigenous and Exotic Aloes, Trees and Plants
 
WHY COMPOST?
 

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.

Environmental reasons
Do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Even for households that are already composting, new research has found that almost half of the food waste in their rubbish bins could have been composted.

Did you know, composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months?

We're often asked "Why do I need to compost when my waste will break down in landfill anyway - and why should I worry when my local council does food waste collections?"

When waste is sent to landfill, air cannot get to the organic waste. Therefore as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth's atmosphere. However, when this same waste is composted above ground at home, oxygen helps the waste to decompose aerobically which means hardly any methane is produced, which is good news for the planet. And what's more, after nine to twelve months, you get a free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots to keep them looking beautiful.

Benefits for your garden
Your compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden and will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, and keep your soil's pH balance in check while helping to suppress plant disease. It will have everything your plants need including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline. Compost improves your soil's condition and your plants and flowers will love it!

 

Aloe acutissima, Aloe africana, Aloe andogonensis, Aloe arborescens, Aloe aristata, Aloe barbarae, Aloe boyleii, Aloe brevifolia, Aloe camperii, Aloe chaubaudii, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe cooperii, Aloe congolensis, Aloe daweii, Aloe dichotoma, Aloe ellenbeckii, Aloe ferox, Aloe fosterii, Aloe gerstneri, Aloe globuligemma, Aloe gracilis, Aloe grandidentata, Aloe greatheadii, Aloe hildebrandtii, Aloe humilis, Aloe longibracteata, Aloe maculata, Aloe marlothii, Aloe milotii, Aloe mudenensis , Aloe musapana x wildii, Aloe nyeriensis, Aloe petricola, Aloe pluridens, Aloe pretoriensis, Aloe prinslooi, Aloe pruinosa, Aloe reitzii, Aloe rupestris, Aloe schelpei, Aloe sinkantata x andoginensis, Aloe speciosa, Aloe spicata, Aloe striata, Aloe striatulata, Aloe succotrina, Aloe suprafoliata, Aloe teniour, Aloe thompsonii, Aloe umfolosiensis, Aloe vanbaleni, Aloe vera, Aloe vryheidensis


Acacia caffra, Acacia karoo, Acacia nigrescens, Acacia robusta, Acacia sieberiana, Acacia xanthophloea, Apodytes dimidiata, Bauhinia galpinii, Bauhinia tomentosa, Berchemia zeyheri, Bolusanthus speciosus, Buddleja saligna, Buddleja salvifolia, Carissa bispinosa, Carissa macrocarpa, Cassinopsis illicifolia, Celtis africanum, Calodendroum capense, Calpurnia aurea, Combretum erythrophyllum, Combretum kraussi, Cussonia natalensis, Cussonia spicata, Dais continifolia, Diospyros lycoides, Dodonaea angustifolia, Dombeya rotundifolia, Dovyalis caffra, Ehretia rigida, Ekebergia capensis, Erythrina lysistemon, Euphorbia ingens, Ficus ingens, Ficus natalensis, Grewia occidentalis, Halleria lucida, Harpephyllum caffrum, Heteropyxis natalensis, Ilex mitis, Jasminium multipartitum, Kiggelaria africana, Milletia grandis, Nuxia floribunda, Olea africana, Pappea capensis, Peltophorum africanum, Podocarpus henkelii, Podocarpus falcatus, Portulacaria afra, Ptaeroxylon obliquum, Rapanea melanophloeos, Rhamnus prinoides, Rhus chirindensis, Rhus lancea, Rhus pendulina, Rhus pyroides, Rothmania capensis, Rothmania globosa, Schotia afra, Schotia brachypatela, Sclerocarya birrea, Spirostachys africana, Syzygium cordatum, Tarchonanthus camphoratus, Trichilia dregenea, Trichilia emetica, Vangueria infausta, Vepris lanceolata, Zanthoxylum capense, Ziziphus mucronata

Caesalpinia ferrea, Cupressus Gold Crest, Cupressocyparis leylandii, Liquidamber, Plantanus x Acerifolia, Populus simoni

 
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