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Sweet little violet, where did you come from?

The fire and the accompanied windstorm of last year brought with it surprise packets  of seeds.  In my neighbourhood abandoned plots have become seedbeds for unwanted wattles, bugweed, peanut butter cassias, vincas, Flanders poppies, campions, cherry tomatoes, gooseberries etc.  Some wonderful indigenous species also sprung up;   Blue fountain bush...

Festival of Flowers ~ 22 September to 30 September.

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Club Meeting: 5th October – Rebuilding a new home and garden after the fire.

Five years ago I posted the article  on Stella Sohn’s lovely garden – not in our wildest dreams could we envisage  the Great Fire of 2017,  the destruction of the countryside, nor the decimated blackened suburbs, or the  many lives in turmoil. Stella and Richard had to cut their...

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‘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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September 19, 2018 |

Sweet little violet, where did you come from?

The fire and the accompanied windstorm of last year brought with it surprise packets  of seeds.  In my neighbourhood abandoned plots have become seedbeds for unwanted wattles, bugweed, peanut butter cassias, vincas, Flanders poppies, campions, cherry tomatoes, gooseberries etc.  Some wonderful indigenous species also sprung up;   Blue fountain bush (Psoralea affinis), Cape mallow  (Anisodontea scabrosa), Pokkiesblom  (Hermannia hyssopifolia), and miniature arum lilies, (Zantedeschia sp.)    In my garden a pure white form of sweet violet  (Viola odorata) appeared,  it is pretty little plant, however the scent is not quite as alluring as the purple violet.   The delicate fragrance of sweet violets has won them a place in the hearts of most gardeners for many...

September 15, 2018 |

Indigenous geraniums.

Many people find the difference between Geranium and Pelargonium confusing for both belong to the family Geraniaceae, and pelargoniums are often commonly called geraniums. The difference is very easy to see: it is all in the shape of the flower. Geraniums have a very simple circular shaped flower with five equal sized petals while the pelargoniums have huge variation in their irregular shaped flowers that usually have two petals pointing up and three petals pointing down.         Geranium (Wayside garden centre}                                        Pelargonium (Davenport garden centre) Around the world these perennials thrive as wildflowers.  Famous for their...

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