Archive | November, 2013

Geoff Nichols (Indigenous Gardening) talk this Thursday

Hi Spriggers Please see attached the details of Geoff Nichols’ presentation taking place this Thursday evening at the Westville Methodist Church. Bookings to be made through

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Melon Pears

I planted a melon pear earlier this year. It was about 10 cm high. It is now more than 30 cm and has plenty of fruit. I am waiting for the fruit to develop light purple stripes and turn soft before I pick them. They taste a lot like spanspek. The plant can be multiplied […]

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Indigenous Raspberries?

Do you know if there is an indigenous raspberry plant? I was given about 5 raspberry bushes which i was told are indigenous, but I cannot find any information on them. The bush doesn’t grow very tall (about waist height), and the raspberries are a different red to the ones I have seen in stores, […]

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Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

I’ve been on a similar walkway in the UK (I think Kew Gardens) – it was awesome! Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, in line with the leading botanical gardens of the world, is constantly striving to give its visitors the fullest experience of the biodiversity, complexity and beauty of its resources. One of the lesser known […]

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BotSoc presents a tranquil forest garden We re-visit the lovely garden of Rob and Jane Crankshaw, which we last saw in 2009. Rob and Jane started planting indigenous trees 22 years ago in the shade of large exotics in their garden. Over time, as the understory developed, Fiddlewoods, Brazilian Peppers and Jacarandas were removed. This […]

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