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Sprig is six-and-a-half years, 1132 posts, 785 tags and 3401 comments old. We have some new, exciting, and time-consuming projects on the go, so to create new space, time and energy for these, it is time to say goodbye to our old friend, Sprig… The website is inactive but will be kept online as an archive. Thanks to […]

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Help identifying tree often used in landscaping

I would like to know the common and/or scientific name of this tree if anyone can help? I believe its indigenous and now often used for roadside landscaping. Any clues? Chris Cape Town

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Our Gorgeous Green House Talk and Garden Tour

Dear All, Please click HERE for details of a talk by Jane Troughton on 25 May at Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre at 6 pm about the transformation of her house and lifestyle to a ‘green’ one. This will be followed by a visit to her indigenous garden on 6 June – booking is essential for […]

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Out of the ashes: Notes on the March 2015 Cape Town Wildfire

In the Mother City the mountains are ablaze. It is late summer. Four days ago the fire started in Farmer Peck’s Valley adjacent to the seaside suburb of Muizenberg, known for its surf and sharks. Sitting here at home it is 42°C and the sound of helicopters are a constant background alongside the low hum of […]

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Westville North Garden Tours this Sunday, 22nd March

Dear All, We still have some spaces left on our indigenous garden tours of a garden in Westville North being held this Sunday. Please click HERE for more information. Please contact me soonest should you wish to book. Many thanks, Sandra Dell (secretary) Botanical Society of South Africa – KZN Coastal Branch Tel: 031 201 5111 www.botanicalsociety.org.za […]

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