Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

This is amazing!

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William John Burchell Commemoration 2014

William John Burchell, the famous explorer and naturalist, encamped in the shadows of George Peak during his travels through the Cape Colony in the months of September and October of 1814. Four local historical and heritage societies of the Southern Cape will be hosting a very special event to celebrate the bicentenary of Burchell’s visit. […]

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Recycled Houses

Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. Rather, he is an artist who is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time. Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their homes, he decided to focus his efforts […]

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Alternative to Grass?

Good Morning, I have a friend whose dog is allergic to grass . What could he plant as an alternative? Thanks and Regards, Diane

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Wanted: turmeric root

Hello, Just found your blog as I was searching the net for turmeric bulbs. Have been searching for a long time, but with no luck. Would you know where I can get some for planting? I live in Johannesburg. Much appreciated, Marita Palazzo matapa@icon.co.za

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What is this Richtersveld Plant?

Glistening like some delectable sugary surprise. I’m not sure of the name of this particular plant, but then so rare and endemic are the flora species of the Richtersveld that not many others know either. The climate here is harsh. Summer temps soar to 60 degrees (Celsius). Nights are cool and bring with them heavy […]

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WANTED: Indigenous Grassland Seeds

I am wanting to make an indigenous grassland in part of my garden and would love any seeds and/or plants if anyone has any. Thanks very much, Amy (Pmb, KZN)

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Talk on Epiphytic Orchids in the KZN area

Dear all on Sprig Please see attached for details of our next fund-raising talk: EPIPHYTIC ORCHIDS IN THE KZN AREA, by eThekwini’s Teddy Govender, at the Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, on Sunday, 22 June at 15h00. Please kindly book in advance, for catering purposes, to email: botsoc-kzn@mweb.co.za. 20140622-Epiphytic-Orchids-talk.pdf

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G.E.E.K2!

Hi! We are a brand new NPO in Durban called G.E.E.K2! which stands for Green Education Equals Knowledge and Knowhow! We go in to underpriveledged areas and educate the youths about sustainability and conservation concerns. We have just been allocated a little bit of money and want to use it towards sustainable vegetable gardens. I […]

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WANTED – Protea seeds

Hi, I am looking for seeds of some harder to find Proteaceae species. I have tried all the standard seed suppliers and botanical gardens without luck.  I am looking for seeds of Leucospermum gerrardii, Leucospermum innovans, Protea gaguedi, Protea comptonii, Protea curvata and Protea laetans. Would anyone happen to have seeds of any of these […]

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