Archive | August, 2012

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their […]

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Makaranga flower

Makaranga Lodge in Durban has a beautiful private botanic gardens, and its currently in bloom! This flower was quite big, bigger than a saucer. — Helen McNulty African Cotton Web. www.africancotton.co.za

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WANTED: Comfrey plants

Hi Sprig, I would like to know where I can source some comfrey plants in Cape Town please. Thanks, Tina

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Indigenous plant fair in Durban

The annual BotSoc (Botanical Society) Indigenous Plant Fair takes place on 1 & 2 September 2012, from 9 am – 4 pm each day, at the Munies Sports Field, John Zikhali Road (Sydenham Road), Durban, just below the Durban Botanic Gardens. This popular indigenous plant extravaganza showcases the widest variety of indigenous plants available at […]

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Advice on growing plants from cuttings

I’d like to create new plants from cuttings of plumbago and Cape Honeysuckle but have never done this before. Could someone please advise whether it is possible with these plants and then provide a step by step guide for a relative newby? Thanks, Pat  

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