L'orto di Elena Bermond si trova a 1700 metri, in Val di Susa su un monte sempre esposto al sole. Possiamo dire che Elena sia figlia d'arte, la sua famiglia ha tramandato il duro lavoro dei monti e tutte le attenzioni piene di saggezza che si devono alla natura affinchè produca per noi il sostentamento e il surplus. Elena gestisce l'Agriturismo e si occupa dell'orto e dei fiori coloratissimi appesi alle finestre dlle loro baite di montagna. Durante l'estate fuori dal casottino dove tiene le verdure appena raccolte, c'è sempre la coda, una coda gentile perchè le persone sono attorniate dai fiori dei vasi e perchè nel frattempo può ammirare la vista e le galline che razzolano libere nel prato. E' un duro lavoro quello dell'orto, ma i risultati sono eccellenti. Le verdure saporitissime durano a lungo. Le patate di montagna sono speciali e chi abita in città se ne porta via sacconi di 10 o 20 kg per l'inverno. Molti prodotti vanno all'agriturismo dove si consumano anche i formaggi, il burro, lo yogurt ed il latte di suo fratello Daniele che si occupa degli animali.Elena Bermond's vegetable garden is located at 1700 meters, in Val di Susa on a mountain that is always exposed to the sun. We can say that Elena is a daughter of art, her family has handed down the hard work of the mountains and all the attentions full of wisdom that are due to nature so that it can produce sustenance and surplus for us. Elena manages the Agriturismo and takes care of the vegetable garden and the colorful flowers hanging from the windows of their mountain huts. During the summer outside the shed where she keeps the freshly picked vegetables, there is always a queue, a gentle queue because people are surrounded by the flowers of the pots and because in the meantime she can admire the view and the hens scratching free in the meadow. . Gardening is hard work, but the results are excellent. Tasty vegetables last a long time. Mountain potatoes are special and those who live in the city take away big bags of 10 or 20 kg for the winter. Many products go to the farm where the cheeses, butter, yogurt and milk of his brother Daniele who takes care of the animals are also consumed.
In 2003, Cecilia and Grant Jefferys opened Bloomingdales Garden Centre in Durban. They wanted to provide an urban oasis for their customers that boasts a garden, an urban farm, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The Jefferys have built their business on a commitment to sustainable farming methods, good food, and a positive environment. Bloomingdales Garden Centre offers a huge variety of plants, pavers, edging, fertilizers, pots, water features, garden ornaments, They also offer landscaping services, instant lawn, and other items to help you create your dream garden.
1904 was a landmark year for the industry and for the business which was to become the current-day Blue Diamond Group. In it's earliest 'guise', Blue Diamond originally emerged as the Fruit Export Company in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Channel Islands. The company was created by a group of prominent local businessmen whose family links still feature today. John W. Dorey was appointed manager and his son, Percy, was company secretary. the latter proved to be the driving force of the Fruit Export Company. The company's founders displayed their business skills at an early stage when they acquired a distribution company in the UK with agents scaling the length and breadth of England. This network became the backbone of Fruit Export's success in getting tomatoes to market. A further stroke of ingenuity saw the company buy wicker baskets locally and go on to commission the manufacture of huge numbers of wooden baskets and then tomato trays. Today, Blue Diamond is recognised as a genuine Guernsey success story and continues to be owned and managed on the island with plants still at the heart of the business. Blue Diamond now employs around 3,000 people at its Head Office and 30 garden centres across the UK & Channel Islands.
Bromeliads Southern Africa is a plant nursery specializing in Bromeliads, owned and managed by avid Gardener, Orchid and Bromeliad collector Maggie Vergottini. The nursery is situated in the Garden Route Area of South Africa, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. The town is a popular holiday destination with great scenics and other cultural gems. If you are a bromeliad lover, you can visit us in Mossel Bay and also experience its beauty. The selling premises are in centre of Mosselbay while the cultivating tunnels are 48km west of Mossel Bay on the Vergottini’s family farm Blandsdrift where they also breed rare game. The premises is open to the public on Wednesdays but viewings can be arranged on other days by appointment.
Cape Garden, Joostenbergvlakte, was opened in 1996. It has evolved into the largest Garden Centre in the Western Cape. Our second branch outside Stellenbosch opened in October 2004, and our third branch in Somerset West in 2016. We are a family run business, dedicated to giving you the best quality and prices available. By growing our own plants in Vredendal and producing our own pots and water features at our factories, we are able to pursue our passion for good value. We carry a wide selection of plants, pots, pavers, water features, garden furniture and other garden decor. We are also constantly bringing in new, cost effective, quality merchandise. We have products to please the whole family all year round.
We exist to help in the creation of lovely gardens, either by us or anyone else, for everyone to enjoy be they owners, visitors, children, grandparents or even ill-behaved pets. Those that dig up lawns can keep us in work! The roots of Capital Gardens, an independent business, go back to 1981 when a landscape business was started in Battersea. This has now grown into London’s leading independent gardening company with five garden centres, a website along with a garden maintenance business. Our garden centres are located in London at Alexandra Palace (North West London), Wandsworth (South West London) and outside London at Berkhamsted , Sherfield-on-Loddon (just north of Basingstoke) and Studley Green (north west of High Wycombe ). At the centres we strive continually to offer you a diverse and large collection of plants throughout the seasons, suited to our country’s varied climate and seasons. The goods shown on our website are for sale only through the centres. So we don’t offer goods for sale through our website but we do operate a delivery service local to our centres and for customers who may need the service each centre offers a ‘telephone order and collect service’. If you are near our centres please visit these for the goods displayed on the website but check before coming please that they are in stock. We hope your experience at Capital Gardens is productive and enjoyable – resulting from our continual efforts to provide plants and goods that offer value for money without compromising quality and a service that encourages people to visit us again. Colin, the current managing director, started the business and it rests on him and his well-established team to see that when you engage with Capital Gardens you are given the best possible help to get plants and products for the garden to enable you to keep your garden as you want it. At Capital Gardens we believe that we have a duty to adhere to good environmental practice, and operate in a sustainable manner. As lovers of plants and the environment it is only natural for us to want to reduce man’s impact wherever possible.
Cherry Lane Garden Centres throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Yorkshire represent a new wave of specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the Garden Centres are committed to offering best value as a matter of course. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of garden furniture, gardening clothing and footwear, gardening accessories, sheds and garden ornaments. There are specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centres at South View, Fritton and Pulham Market near Diss which stock a large range of fish as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories.
Rome wasn't built in a day. I’m of a very friendly nature and love to be with people who aren’t selfish. I am ambitious and will do anything to achieve my aim - "The Universe applauds action not thought" I’m of a very adventurous nature and love to find good in everything I see. There are many things that make us depressed or upset, but that doesn’t mean that we stop living. You dust yourself off, honor the difficult times for the lesson it taught you, and walk away stronger and wiser. Independence and confidence were key in my life from a young age with venturing to the UK straight after school, and eventually ending up in Cape Town as my dream destination to live a happy balanced life where beautiful sunsets are part of your everyday life, and reminds you that dreams do come true. My professional life started as a labourer painting parks in the dire UK winter weather to Insurance consultant for a huge corporate company. Getting to know me over time it became clear that I adapt quickly and take pride in everything I do as I strive to leave everything and everyone better than you found them. Covid19 and the drastic changes that came with it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. With a system that failed us all in so many ways, living a financially stable life is nearly impossible but forced me to get grounded with nature and realize that the best things in life are truly free. My senses for nature, animals, and my overall humility enhanced drastically. We are all just reminded once again that nothing ever goes as planned and that losing everything including your mind might be necessary to make you realize what a strong, resilient, and galactic species we truly are. Realizing this, I am now more than ever ready to spread love and kindness whilst challenging myself with new adventures that push me out of my comfort zone. There is no other time than the present that truly matters. And in this moment I am excited to change my reality and the lives of those around me.
Our palm collecting began some thirty years ago, when we became members of the Palm & Cycad Society of QLD. In 1987, we decided to create a nursery and called it Coast Road Palms, at the time our address was Coast Road so we went with this. A few years ago, the street name was changed to Bennett Springs Drive. We were proud of how we began, many of our old customers would remember the dusty gravel road before we had development around us. We decided to keep our business name and not change with the new street name. Planting began in 1987, even before we built our home. A cyclone fence went up, a bore was sunk, reticulation put down and the planting started. We had a lot of help from friends who volunteered (they probably thought we were crazy at the time), but they never doubted because anyone who knew my husband Lou, knew that he was a determined person who once he set his mind to things, there was no going back. I suppose it was his courage and determination that pulled us through. In 1988/89, we were hit by a severe frost that at the time almost wiped out all our stock. Many nurseries were in the same boat. We kept going, not looking back. At the time, Lou was also working full time at another work place, so he had two full time jobs going. One nightshift and one dayshift. Finally, in 1995 he made a break and decided to work full time in our nursery, by then we had developed a good clientele. Some of our original customers have remained friends and often visit and have a chat about old times and how it all began. Over the following years, we have continued planting and collecting and are still collecting today. We are always interested in something new and rare and know that although it may not grow here in Perth we are always willing to give it a go, after all it is a challenge.