Long-lasting flower heads in yellows, oranges and reds consist of a large number of small flowers with stiff protruding styles – fascinating and almost unnatural to the touch. Hybrids and cultivars of our indigenous pincushions are grown the world over for the cut-flower trade, and are probably one of the most distinctive and recognised flowers […]
A colourful, fragrant spring garden is incomplete without bulbs. Whether in pots or flowerbeds, indoors or outdoors, bulbs are guaranteed to add a wow factor wherever they bloom. Babiana Is known commonly as baboon flower. And although they may look delicate, are tough and designed to handle any of the harsh climates of South Africa Ixia […]
Read in English Tuine raak al kleiner, wat dit nodig maak om kleiner bome en struike te plant om die skaal en verhouding in die landskap te handhaaf. Deesdae is inheemse flora aan die orde van die dag, en baie behuisingslandgoedere dring aan op ŉ beleid van die kweek van plaaslike plante. Hier is drie […]
Lees in Afrikaans Gardens around the globe are shrinking in size, necessitating the planting of smaller trees and shrubs to maintain scale and proportion in the landscape. In the local garden scene indigenous flora is the order of the day, and many housing estates insist on a grow-local planting policy. Here are three of our […]
Lees in Afrikaans If you have a shady garden with lots of clivias that flowered well in spring, and you left their seeds on, sow them! You can never have too many of these beautiful indigenous plants. For successful germination you have to sow the seed when it is still fresh. Pick the berries when […]
This month’s subjects all belong to the family Malvaceae; common names for this family include ‘mallow family’ and ‘hibiscus family’ (hibiscus is the Greek name for marsh mallow). All are extremely pretty and rewarding in the garden.