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  • Ash Disposal Tip

    Ash Disposal Tip

    Supercharge your compost by adding your recycled ash. Growing plants need plenty of trace elements that ash contains, and it will actually increase the PH of your soil as ash is naturally alkaline. This will allow you to grow plants such as lavender and honeysuckle that are much loved by bees which wouldn’t be able to thrive in more acidic soils.

    What’s more, if you have problems with slugs and snails, sprinkling ash around your plants will deter these creatures without having to use lethal poisons or expensive salt.

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  • HOW TO MEASURE THE AMOUNT OF FIRE WOOD LOGS YOU ARE PURCHASING

    HOW TO MEASURE THE AMOUNT OF FIRE WOOD LOGS YOU ARE PURCHASING

    Fire wood measurements can be confusing. With terms like full and half ‘bakkie loads’, ‘number of pieces’ and ‘weight’, knowing exactly how much firewood you're buying or selling is often misunderstood. 

    Although we use these terms interchangeably to describe fire wood, the volume of fire wood is the only official measurement. These other terms present challenges for various reasons:

     

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  • Kameeldoring NOT An Endangered Species

    Kameeldoring NOT An Endangered Species

    Concerns have been raised over the large volumes of Kameeldoring wood being removed for commercial sale of firewood. Many trees are also killed as a result of bush encroachment control through pesticides.
     
    We however,only have the dead, fallen stock harvested for firewood and imported directly from Namibia.
     
    This species is widespread and common, and although it may be declining in some places, it is not in danger of extinction.
     

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  • Quality You Shouldn't Compromise On!

    Quality You Shouldn't Compromise On!

     
    Ever Heard the saying "what you put in is what you get out" ?
     
    This phrase literally applies to every aspect of our life.
    What you put into your fire place is what you get out.


    What sort of fire unit do you have?
    Is it an enclosed glass fronted unit/iron stove, pizza oven 
    or an open fire place?
    Do you know which wood to use and not to use? 


    Wet wood will smoke up your house and blacken the screen
    of your enclosed unit.

     Pine & Oak contains high levels of resin.Overtime, the resin sticks as an invisible film inside the flue and can become a serious fire hazard. We do not stock pine or oak for these reasons.

    Kameeldoring is not recommended to be used soley on its own
    in an enclosed unit. Much like pouring boiling hot water into a juice
    glass, the extreme heat will crack the glass.


    These simple mistakes could be costly!

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  • Save Water. Burn Alien Fire wood

    Save Water. Burn Alien Fire wood

    SAVE WATER BY BURNING ALIEN FIREWOOD

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Blue gum is an alien tree that is under Government directive to be removed from within 20 meters of any rivers due to their extremely greedy water usage.
    We've been felling, processing & drying thousands of alien timber which is now ready for immediate burning. Our Blue Gum Stock has  a moisture content of approximately 14%. All of our products are supplied with our unique Dry Guarantee.

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  • Christmas Tree's

    Beautiful REAL Pine Christmas Trees
    delivered to your home or business
    (as featured on EWN news Dec 2015)

     
     
     
    ‚ÄčTree Facts

    Trees are freshly cut pine trees and do not have roots.

    They are harvested up to a maximum of 4 days before delivery.
     
     
    Tips for a longer-lasting Christmas Tree
     (can last up to 3 weeks)

     
    -Stand away from direct sunlight

    - Stand in a good-sized pot (without holes) and use bricks or logs to wedge in the stump

    - Securing from the top with fishing wire is also recommended

    - Add 1/8 parts vinegar to 2 liters of water

    -Keep in vinegar water topped up daily
     
     

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