Archive | June, 2014

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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