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Calitzdorp Succulent Show.

The Calitzdorp Succulent Show 2018 : See details of events, bookings etc. HOME  EVENTS  NEWS  PROJECTS GALLERIES CONTACT VETPLANT  > VETPLANTFEES 2018 Vetplantfees 2018 IMPORTANT INFORMATION OVERVIEW DATES/TIMES VENUE ACTIVITIES ADMISSION MASSIVE PLANT SALE RARE PLANT AUCTION EXPERT TALKS WORKSHOPS (NEW) VELDWALKS Trained Cape Nature guides will escort small groups...

Pretty Petunias.

Those of us that were affected by the Knysna Fires of 2017 were astounded by the array of plan life that emerged in early Spring.  A bounty of alien invasive weeds appeared,  amongst these aliens were Petunias in a wonderful palette of blues, mauves and pinks, with the odd...

Today 3rd July is International Plastic Free Day.

Most of us use them every day, the thin plastic bags used by almost every retailer we visit. Whether we’re shopping for groceries or the newest Prada, you can almost guarantee that you’ll be leaving the store with a plastic bag stuffed full of your new goodies. Then, when...

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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July 12, 2018 |

Pretty Petunias.

Those of us that were affected by the Knysna Fires of 2017 were astounded by the array of plan life that emerged in early Spring.  A bounty of alien invasive weeds appeared,  amongst these aliens were Petunias in a wonderful palette of blues, mauves and pinks, with the odd white one. These plants originate from  hybrids grown in domestic gardens. They  reverted back to the original stock and no longer resemble the F1 hybrids of the cascading or  carpet series, but they are all showstoppers. Somehow they are flourishing without any compost,  water,  deadheading or any TLC.  There are no Mites,  Caterpillars, Thrips,  Root, Stem and Crown Rots,  Botrytis Blight, Powdery Mildew,  Verticillium Wilt, ...

June 23, 2018 |

Everything You Need to Know About Lilies.

This article is published by https://www.gardenista.com/.  It is a lovely site to visit with lots of interesting and informative articles. Gardeners in South Africa should note that Lilium formosanum var. formosanum (Formosa lily) is an invasive alien species Cat. 1b and should not be planted.  It grows in abundance on Long Tom Pass, Mount Anderson (Between Sabie and Lydenburg) ** Planting Liliums in Knysna should be done in early Spring. ~Esther ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Michelle Slatalla June 17, 2018 “Lilies as a group are very difficult,” wrote the late, great gardening writer Henry Mitchell. “What is especially difficult and infuriating about lilies is that they will grow like virtual weeds and bring on a great flush of...

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