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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.
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Thanks to all those who have kept the blog alive over the years by reading, contributing and commenting. Without you, it would have petered out long ago…

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The Witness Garden Show 2015

See press release HERE.

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garden indigenous tree

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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garden

Permaculture Food Garden Workshop Durban

Date/Time: 4 July 2015, 08h30 – 15h00

Venue: The Birches Pre-Primary School, 1 Oribi Cres, Sarnia

Cost: R275 pp (email for bank details to secure booking)

This course introduces Permaculture, and its basic principles. We look at soil maintenance, natural fertilizers, and how to start your very own no-dig food garden, by using sheet-mulching and integrating herbs and companion plants. We also cover how to begin a food forest through cultivated ecology, an approach that imitates nature including biodiversity, bio-pest control and animals in your system. At the end of the course you will have a better idea of how to implement sustainable methods and use energy more efficiently as a result.

Contact Doorkie on 0794202214 or email doorkieliv@gmail.com

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garden plant and seed exchange

SPANISH MOSS

Hallo, I am very interested in obtaining Spanish moss (oumans baard). I had some in my garden but it was stolen. We stay in Brackenfell, Cape Town and I would appreciate if you could let me know where I can obtain this plant.

Kind regards.

Magda Maritz