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The cold and rainy days have arrived (at least in the Western Cape), winter is upon us. Welcome to the July edition of our newsletter.

There are some clivia events coming up, and plenty of Open Gardens in October and November to inspire…
For more information please go to the EVENTS section. You can choose to see what’s going on in your specific area or everything country-wide.

If you know of up-coming events, sales, open gardens, please let us know about them.

Interspecific Clivia Show

On show will be the latest interspecific clivias and there will be experts on hand to talk to regarding all aspects of breeding interspecifics.
These plants are becoming extremely popular this year and we will have the very best on show and for sale.

Join us for this fantastic event at Laerskool Rooihuiskraal on the 14th of July
Entrance is free.

Orchids Lover’s Fair

Visit the Orchid Lover’s Fair from the 28th of July until the 29th of July at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden.

There will be a huge selection of plants on display, talks and demonstrations for visitors and much more. Normal garden entrance fees apply.

Clivia Show for exciting new Hybrids
Exciting Clivia Show and market of interspecific hybrids displayed by leading Clivia growers and collectors.
Plants, seedlings and seed for sale to the public.
The wonderful clivia flower can brighten your home and garden during late winter and early spring.Clivias are also pretty good as cut flowers for the home too.

Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

The Baobab is the biggest and longest-living flowering tree.
Baobab trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus is long, have died from what is speculated to be from climate change. For the news article, click here.

Biocontrol of the alien invasive black wattle.
Now is the time (July) to release the midge which controls the alien invasive black wattle. This midge – more correctly called Dasineura rubiformis prevents black wattle from setting seed.
It’s fast becoming one of the most important aspects of black wattle control.
The full article – including how you can pick up stocks of this midge (it’s FREE!) can be read here.

Looking for the right person? 
If you also have vacancies at your company please let us know. We can network for you.
We successfully found people for the horticulturist position and the production manager positions advertised in our last newsletter!Qualified and looking for a job?
If you are horticulturally qualified and are looking for a job, please add your details to our website. Follow this link here. It’s free!

Salesperson (trees)

Habitat trees is looking for an experienced tree sales person. It is essential that they have good knowledge and experience with trees – and of sales.

Habitat is located between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in the Western Cape.

Junior Coastal Forest Conservation Officer
There is also a vacancy for a Junior Coastal Forest Conservation Officer in the Greater Durban area.

Happy horticulture!

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