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Polygala myrtifolia - a beautiful indigenous species for coastal gardens

Chondropetalum tectorum (Small Cape Rush) - This South African plant forms dense tufted clumps from which arise 2-3 feet tall dark green unbranched stems. The dark brown sheaths at the joints drop off in summer leaving a dark band. Late in the season the stems arch gracefully from the weight of clusters of small brown flowers at the tips. Plant in full to part sun. It is drought tolerant, and appreciates supplemental water in spring. It is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F.

Chondropetalum tectorum (Small Cape Rush) - This South African plant forms dense…

Cornmeal Uses and Reports - Natural Organic Home Garden Health Howard Garrett Dirt Doctor

Horticultural cornmeal or whole ground cornmeal is the natural disease fighter that is especially good for use on fungal diseases. Cornmeal Uses and Reports - Natural Organic Home Garden Health Howard Garrett Dirt Doctor

Freylinia tropica Transvaal honey-bell bush  a beautiful shrub with slender rather loosely spreading branches. It is fairly fast growing and reaches a height of about 2m with 1m spread

Freylinia tropica Transvaal honey-bell bush a beautiful shrub with slender rather loosely spreading branches. It is fairly fast growing and reaches a height of about with spread

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Aloe aristata, indigenous to South Africa

Lace Aloe- bright light, dry gritty sand, shallow pots to avoid root rot, water away from rosette, thin layer of gravel on top of soil.

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Top 10 Plants for Coastal Gardens

Beautiful coastal gardens  can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Here we have planted Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses. For more garden ideas and inspiration see: http://www.diggers.com.au/about-us/garden-ideas.aspx

Beautiful coastal gardens can be created with attractive, salt and drought tolerant plants. Echiums, olives and native Australian grasses.

"Silver Tree" (Leucadendron argenteum) "It's been called "living chrome"!  The incredible Silver Tree - Leucadendron argenteum - is a unique rarity with shiny, silvery foliage that looks metallic and feels like silk!  Photographs just don't do this plant justice, because its chrome-like texture is hard to capture in pictures.  This Protea relative is an endangered species that is found in only one spot in South Africa, on Table Mountain, overlooking Cape Town."

Leucadendron argenteum - Silver Tree - Leucadendron argenteum - is a unique rarity with shiny, silvery foliage that looks metallic and feels like silk!

Colourful bracts of a leucadendron. Image credit: Marianne Alexander [photoloansa@gmail.com]

All you need to know about growing fynbos, from the best position to pruning and feeding

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Crásulas: una de las suculentas más espectaculares

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Notes from a Cape Town Botanist: What is Fynbos?

Notes from a Cape Town Botanist: What is Fynbos?

Honeysuckle 'Goldflame' Honeysuckle 'Goldflame' (Lonicera x heckrottii 'Goldflame') is a strong climbing plant with delightfully fragrant flowers. It grows with incredible speed and will thrive anywhere. They are noted for their exquisite fragrance which is stronger in the early evening in order to attract night moths.This is an ideal variety for covering pergolas, fences, walls and railings, as it grows very rapidly. Height supplied approximately 25 cm. by corinne

Honeysuckle 'Goldflame' Honeysuckle 'Goldflame' (Lonicera x heckrottii 'Goldflame') is a strong climbing plant with delightfully fragrant flowers. It grows with incredible speed and will thrive anywhere. They are noted for their exquisite fragrance which

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DIY Flower Beds That Will Change Look of Your Garden The good news is that, there is not a hard task to make flower beds and what is even better is that you

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