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October Meeting

Dear Friends, The next meeting of Gardening @ Leisure will be held on Date – Friday 6 October 2017 Time – 10.00am Venue- 26 Steenbok Crescent, Leisure Isle – home of Carol Kennedy. Parking is very limited, so travel in as few cars as possible. We suggest that you either park in Kensington...

Forest Bell Bush

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman-Jones. Photographs: Margaret Richards One of the most delightful spring-flowering shrubs is the Mackaya bella or Forest Bell bush. It is evergreen and has beautiful white bell-like flowers with fine mauve veins. The plant grows naturally in the margins of mountain forests, often along the edges of...

Floral Festival 14th October.

Celebrating the Knysna Methodist Church 125th Anniversary on 14th September, come and view the exquisite floral displays by talented floral artists .       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...

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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September 21, 2017 |

Forest Bell Bush

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman-Jones. Photographs: Margaret Richards One of the most delightful spring-flowering shrubs is the Mackaya bella or Forest Bell bush. It is evergreen and has beautiful white bell-like flowers with fine mauve veins. The plant grows naturally in the margins of mountain forests, often along the edges of streams, from the Eastern Cape through KwaZulu Natal to the Northern Province and Swaziland. It is fast growing and looks gorgeous in a pot or in the ground in semi-shade – so would be an ideal choice for those of you who are re-establishing your gardens. It can be allowed to grow into a small tree or, if pruned often, will grow into a bushy...

September 6, 2017 |

RECOMMENDED: TREES AND DUNE PLANT SPECIES

National Arbor Week campaign encourages the planting of indigenous trees. Some recommended indigenous trees and dune plant species effective for post-fire rehabilitation. GARDEN ROUTE NEWS – The National Arbor Week campaign (01- 07 September 2017) encourages the planting of indigenous trees. Some recommended trees and dune plant species for post-fire rehabilitation were provided by SANParks scientist, Johan Baard. Planting indigenous is important for the ecosystem as trees provide food and shelter to animals and are important to biodiversity (encouraging diversity species of animal and plant life). SANParks also has 2 nurseries with indigenous trees (Diepwalle, Knysna forest) and also in Wilderness. Most nurseries in the Garden Route sell indigenous trees and plants. Podocarpus falcatus...

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