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September meeting

Dear Friends, Come on let’s be happy! Spring has sprung! Isn’t it wonderful? We have had some rain and everything is beginning to shoot as well as the weeds! Let’s all look happy at our next meeting, and each of us and even the men, wear a flower in...

Firescaping in the Fynbos.

Thank you David Lawson for forwarding this interesting pamphlet issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs, Firewise, & SANBI.  For those who are reconstructing their gardens you will find invaluable information. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click...

A little bit of history, but still relevant today.

Hilary Haarhoff sent me this interesting document issued in 1986.  Note the fine for having Bugweed on your property was R100 … a lot of money in those days!  I can remember Denise reporting a prominent private school to the municipality, needless to say her son was terribly embarressed...

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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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August 16, 2017 |

Firescaping in the Fynbos.

Thank you David Lawson for forwarding this interesting pamphlet issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs, Firewise, & SANBI.  For those who are reconstructing their gardens you will find invaluable information. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

August 15, 2017 |

A little bit of history, but still relevant today.

Hilary Haarhoff sent me this interesting document issued in 1986.  Note the fine for having Bugweed on your property was R100 … a lot of money in those days!  I can remember Denise reporting a prominent private school to the municipality, needless to say her son was terribly embarressed after all the boys had to clear the aliens!! The Bugweed is now listed under the NEMBA legislation as cat 1b, which means it has to be controlled and eradicated.   Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click...

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