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August Meeting : 3 August 2018 at 10.00am

This meeting will take place at the main entrance to  Steenbok Nature Reserve. Proceed along the concrete path for about 30 meters, the pod sits to the left of the pathway. Jayne Brink  and Gina Potgieter will give a short talk about the symbolism of the sculpture, the construction...

The rehabilitation of Steenbok Nature Reserve west of the tennis courts.

  You may have noticed some serious activity in the area west of the tennis courts, it is all due to the action taken by Roger Voysey, Curator of the Park. This area has been on his mind for many years, but owing to various constraints the project has...

RHS Rosemoor: What to expect at Britain’s finest Rose Festival

Rose Festival The Rose Festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of this favourite flower from Saturday 16 June until Sunday 22 July 2018 Rosemoor’s five-week-long Rose Festival offers a breath-taking showcase of colours and scents of the nation’s favourite flower. Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, RHS Garden...

More About Our Club

‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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June 16, 2018 |

The rehabilitation of Steenbok Nature Reserve west of the tennis courts.

  You may have noticed some serious activity in the area west of the tennis courts, it is all due to the action taken by Roger Voysey, Curator of the Park. This area has been on his mind for many years, but owing to various constraints the project has been on hold for a while.  Now it is all action! Steenbok Nature Reserve secured the expertise of Credo Environmental Services  for guidance, also to prepare a Management Plan for the eradication of Invasive Alien Species . This plan conforms to pre-requisites set out by NEMBA legislation: it includes a list of alien invaders occurring in the area, control methods, and follow-up time-lines. This five...

June 11, 2018 |

Veltheimia bracteata

Veltheimia bracteata Photo: Esther Veltheimia bracteata is just about to burst into full bloom in the forested area of my garden.  A few months ago the beautiful wide glossy leaves appeared  – signalling winter is here. This week the first spikes of  the dense raceme of pink tubular flowers,  carried on a long stalk, pushed through. What a delight this beautiful deciduous bulb is in winter! Green seeds of Veltheimia The forest lily is easy to cultivate and grows well in semi-shade or full shade. The bulbs should be planted at or just below ground level, and not be disturbed.  Propagation is done by offsets, leaf cuttings or seed.  Offsets should be removed in summer,...

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