Sprigs and such…

I still have a load of unidentified plants from the great indigenous garden I visited and I think Sprig is the right place to discuss them. Any ideas on the one below? This garden has just been pruned and there are apparently loads of sprigs and such waiting to be collected. Who wants some? Sonya?

Guess that plant 1

Guess that plant 1

Guess that plant 2

Guess that plant 2

Guess that plant 3

Guess that plant 3

5 Responses to Sprigs and such…

  1. Sons August 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    This is a River Indigo or Indigofera Frutescens. I did a post about it a while back. It’s a forest starter plant and grows like greased lightening. It delivers those delightful pink flowers pretty much all year round, going particularly crazy during the summer months. I love this tree, I have recently decided my garden needs more than one. So yes, I’ll have some of those cuttings! Thanks!

  2. Smile August 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    I thought I recognised it. Cool plant – here is a link to Sons post http://sprig.co.za/2009/03/river-indigo-not-a-hippie-love-child/

    I think we should organise a trip to visit this ama-zing garden.

  3. gillian August 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Did you see that there is a talk at Botanic Gardens visitors’ centre at 7 p.m. on Monday 17th August? It is by Lyndsay Grey and costs R35 if you are not a Botsoc member. She is a wizz at laying out indigenous gardens.

    I have now cut back the Iboza. Jerome took the cuttings and other garden refuse to the Springfield dump (there being a strike as you know). A kind young man helped him take off the cuttings – “eh!! that is iboza – how do whities know about this wonderful traditional medicine plant?” He also identified other cuttings. J was most impressed. Apparently iboza (tetradina) infusion is used for stomach ailments. I know that the prinias just love it as do bees.

    Go for it gardeners!! Gill

  4. Smile August 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    iboza sounds great – I’ll take some cuttings. I love plants that have uses …

  5. mol-d August 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I now have Gill’s iboza cuttings, some aloes and another I am unsure of, in some soft fertile soil, ready for collection. I don’t know how long they will last.. Come and get them..

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