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  1. Rob Stodel promoting indoor plants in the 1990s. Picture: Supplied
  2. Stodels Nurseries first business premises in Plumstead. The company now manages five garden centres in Bellville, Somerset West, Kenilworth, Constantia and Milnerton. Picture: Supplied
  3. The rose 'Stodel's Beauty' is a free-flowering yellow floribunda which Robert Stodel grew in thousands of units after identifying it as a superb rose for local gardening conditions. Picture: Supplied
  4. International cultivars of summer-flowering amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) were introduced to the Cape by Robert Stodel. Picture: Supplied
  5. In the late 1980s, Rob Stodel's Men at Work project asked gardeners to donate old tools so that they could be repaired and recycled for marginalised communities developing food gardens. Picture: Supplied
 

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