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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PROJECT - 2018-04-13

House Speckmann - we turned this small neglected garden into a showpiece for our client. Call us now to let us help you transform you garden into something really special ! ... more

CAPE OF STORMS MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER - 2018-04-03

Dear Clients and Friends CAPE OF STORMS MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER This Sunday was the first morning I could feel autumn is on its way and I am personally thrilled. After the heat of summer I long for cool days and lots of rain. The big news is that we have a new president with a newish cabinet. Let us hope that Cyril Ramaphosa can provide th... more

CAMPS BAY REVAMP - 2018-04-03

House Hatch - Another low maintenance water wise success for one of our clients in Camps Bay.Taking into consideration the toll the drought has taken more and more clients are wisely going the water wise route.There are so many stunning options available. Call us now for free quote and advise. ... more

WATER WISE GARDENS - 2018-02-21

We continue to develop quality water wise gardens for our clients. Check out our Facebook page to see our latest projects.  For the project below we used paving stones, cobbles and river stone for create the desired effect for our client. Call us now for a free quote ! ... more

GREY WATER SYSTEMS - 2018-02-08

Cape of Storms are now installing these wonderful 55 litre grey water systems. The tank is large large enough as you cannot store grey water without it stinking. Grey water must be immediately used. Call us now for a free quote ! ... more

HI-TECH DESALINATION COULD BE OUR SALVATION - 2018-01-24

Is it a power station or a public art installation? Well, this shimmering piece of architectural wonder, called “The Pipe,” might just blur the lines between the two. A finalist at the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for the Santa Monica pier in California, the “Pipe” is designed as a floating instal... more

NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR CAPE TOWN - 2018-01-24

The City of Cape Town will be implementing Level 6B Water Restrictions from 1 February - this means daily consumption per person, per household has been cut to 50 litres. ... more

CAPE OF STORMS MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER - 2016-03-21

Dear Friends and Clients Hello and welcome to our March newsletter. It is hot and it is dry. Dam levels are exceptionally low and no amount of money can buy more once stocks are depleted. If we do not get good rains we are in serious trouble. So, I plead with all of you to go sparingly on your water usage. You will have noticed that the south ea... more

I love it when a plan comes together ! - 2016-03-21

What is really great about this landscaping project is when I am able to observe the results of our efforts a few months on when everything is growing as planned. This area has mostly escaped the effects of the drought because it is in a shaded area and the plants used require very little water.             &... more

Understanding your garden - 2016-03-07

In the modern world where everything now seems about instant gratification few people still have a feel for nature. Even fewer understand that a garden starts as a new born child. It requires planning, preparation, feeding, watering, nurturing and care. That is why, we at Cape of Storms, take the time to build long term relationships with our cli... more

BEFORE AND AFTER - HOUSE FARRELLY - 2016-02-01

Despite this house having a small garden in the front and nothing in the back it posed quite a challenge. The concept was to make this garden as waterwise as possible and also to ensure the owner could basically go on holiday without having to concern himself. The first prize was to remove all grass from the front garden and replace with soft pavin... more

BEFORE AND AFTER - HOUSE BORMANN - 2016-02-01

Our job was to re-arrange the myriad of cycads and cycas plants in the garden. This was to be done on a series of terraces which we had to painstakingly build using retaining wall blocks. The soil was extremely well prepared prior to planting. Fortunately these plants transplanted rather well and the job was a resounding success and a definate show... more

CAPE OF STORMS JAN/FEB 2016 NEWSLETTER - 2016-01-28

Dear Friends and Clients I trust that you have all have had a cracking holiday and are ready to tackle 2016 if you haven't already. Boy, has it not been extremely hot ? We spent some time in the Eastern Cape and were just very fortunate to be near swimming pools. My friend recorded it being 54 degrees on her farm one day. That is extreme. I ... more

CAPE OF STORMS DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - 2016-01-27

Welcome to December and the festive season. Last month was very topsy turvy as far as mankind is concerned. Human influence on the weather, each other and nature in general has been profound and sadly not all positive. COP21: 'Never have the stakes been so high' is happening in Paris and I only hope that world leaders and captains of indust... more

EVERGREEN SHRUBS - 2016-01-27

Evergreen shrubs retain their leaves or needles all year long, so they’re constantly providing cover and color. This gives you some interest even in the winter. Evergreen plants advantageously placed near the house, such as in front of corners, can help soften the vertical lines of the house, giving it a more inviting appearance. For 12 mon... more

CAPE OF STORMS NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - 2015-11-01

This is our second last newsletter for the year. We are almost fully booked till we close so contact us now to avoid disappointment ! Welcome to El Niño ! The Western Cape has had a dry winter by all accounts with dam levels not going above 74% compared to 104% at the same time last year. This is really bad news for the inhabitants of the re... more