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Dendende

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. Founded by MES & her husband, BRM, Dendende Ltd UK, is based on the Fosse House Farm in Lydford on Fosse, Somerset. Dendende is a plant nursery specialising in the local British growing, and supplying, of quality indoor plants.

In production are Syngonium white butterfly & Kentia palms. Future crops include variegated arboricola and pleomele "Song of India".

Additional services include landscape  / garden design & installation, lawn re-juvination, indoor plant consultation and irrigation design & installation.

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. "Dendende" is Shona (Zimbabwean) for "Ground Bee".
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Dendende was a farm in Ruzawi, Zimbabwe - Google Maps

The farm was purchased by Leon & Dawn Tozer in 1965.
They grew tobacco, maize and Rapini (broccoli rabe). There was a herd of about 100 Sussex cattle and about 15 sheep.
Grandad Tozer, Leonard, established and maintained year-round vegetable production for local consumption.
"Josh" the crow would be present some evenings, under the avocado tree, for sundowners. He would be joined by Juno, a Bull Mastiff, with her several offspring, (two were named "Puppy" and one was named "Dende") and BRM's companion, Corporal, a white Bull Terrier
In the late 1980's the farm was forcefully occupied, encouraged by Robert Mugabe and the local government, by land invaders. It soon declined to a non-viable subsistance shamble.
BRM, co-founder of "Dendende Ltd UK", spent many years living on Dendende farm with his grandparents, Leonard & Ada Flora Tozer, under the wings of his aunt & uncle - Dawn & Leon Tozer, and in the company of his 5 cousins, Errol, Debbie, Philip, Andrew & Tracey.

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. A project for the growing of quality indoor plants was achieved on a farm, Norhard - Google Maps -  in the Mpumalanga, South Africa. This was established to cater for the increased demand of indoor plants by Plantopia, South Africa's then largest commercial indoor plant service company. BRM was closely involved with this project.
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. Plantopia was purchased by Rentakil who now trade as Ambius
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. In 1990,  the major share holder of Plantopia, G C, and BRM came to the UK to assess the viability of "duplicating" Norhard. Finally, in 2023, Dendende Ltd UK was established.
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