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April 2018

Evergreen Trees for Butterflies

To attract butterflies

Acocanthera oppositifolia - Bushman’s Poison

Bauhinia galpinii - Pride Of De Kaap

Bauhinia natalensis - Natal Bauhinia

Buddleja auriculata - Weeping Sage

Buddleja saligna  -   False Olive

Buddleja salvifolia – Sagewood

Combretum molle - Velvet Bushwillow

Dodonaea angustifolia - Sand Olive

Euclea crispa - Blue Guarri

Euclea natalensis - Natal Guarri


Evergreen trees for a bird garden

To attract birds ,fruit, nectar and nesting

Apodytes dimidiata - White Pear

Burchellia bubalina - Wild Pomegranate

Calpurnia aurea  -  Wild Laburnum

Carissa macrocarpa - Big Num Num

Diospyros whyteana - Bladder Nut

Dodonaea angustifolia - Sand Olive

Duvernoia aconitifolia - Lemon Pistol Bush

Grewia occidentalis - Crossberry

Halleria lucida - Tree Fuchsia

Harpephyllum caffrum - Wild Plum


Fragrant Plants

Acacia ataxacantha Flame Thorn
Acacia eriloba Camel Thorn
Acacia galpinii Monkey Thorn
Acacia karroo Sweet Thorn
Acacia sieberiana Paperbark
Acacia tortilis Umbrella Thorn
Acacia xanthophloea Fever Tree
Acocanthera oppositifolia Bushman Poison
Albizia adianthifolia Flat Crown
Apodytes dimidiate White Pear
Asystasia gangetica Creeping Fox Glove
Buddleja auriculata Weeping Sage
Buddleja saligna False Olive
Buddleja salviifolia Sagewood
Bulbine capitata Scented Grass Bulbine


Shady Vertical garden using water loving plants

Vertical Garden in the shade

for water loving  plants



Adiantum cappillus-veneris

Cyrtomium falcatum

Pteris vittata




Zantedescia aethiopica

Cyperus prolifera



Fillers and “spillers”

Aptemia cordifolia

Asystasia gangetica

Falckia repens

Isolepsis cenua

Selaginella kraussiana



Retaining wall -succulents

Retaining Wall - Succulents
Aloe ballii - Ball's Cliff Aloe
Aloe cooperi - Cooper's Aloe
Aloe dyeri - Dyer's Aloe
Aloe striata/maculata - Coral Aloe
Aloe tenuior - Basuto Kraal Aloe 4 L
Aloe vanbalenii - Van Balen's Aloe
Aptenia cordata - Brakvygie
Bulbiine abyssinica - Golden Stars
Bulbine frutescens - Stalked Bulbine
Bulbine natalensis – Broad Leaved Bulbine
Carpobrotus - Sour Fig
Cotyledon orbiculata - Fire Sticks
Cotyledon orbiculata - Pig's Ear
Crassula capitella - Camp Fire


Retaining wall in the shade

Retaining Wall – Shade
Aptenia cordata – Brak Vygie
Asystasia gangetica - Creeping Foxglove
Chlorophytum - Gold Nugget
Chlorophytum bowkeri - Bowker's Chlorophytum
Chlorophytum comosum 'vittatum' – Hen & Chicks
Chlorophytum modestum - Dwarf Chlorophytum
Cineraria saxifragra - Wild Cineraria
Crassula capitella - Camp Fire
Crassula ernestii - Crassula Lanuginose var Pachystemon ex
Crassula expansa
Crassula multicava - Fairy Crassula
Crassula multicava - Ruby
Crassula nana
Crassula nudicaulis


Retaining wall in the sun

Retaining Wall – Full sun
Agapanthus praecox blue/white - Common Agapanthus
Aptenia cordata – Brak Vygie
Arctotis sp - Yellow Flower
Asparagus sprengeri - Emerald Fern
Asparagus sprengerii var mazeppa- Emerald Fern
Asystasia gangetica - Creeping Foxglove
Barlaria obtusa - Bush Violet
Barlaria repens 'purple prince' and pinks
Carissa green carpet - Dwarf Num Num
Carissa macrocarpa - Big Num Num
Cineraria saxifragra - Wild Cineraria
Crocosmia aurea –Yyellow & Orange
Delosperma cooperi - Pink Vygie


Butterfly bait - make your own

Butterfly Bait


This bait will attract butterflies into your garden or onto your balcony.


2.5 Kg sugar

1 cup molasses or sugar

1 cup fruit juice

1 or 2 cans stale beer

3 mashed over-ripe bananas

1 shot of rum


Mix well and paint on trees, fence posts, rocks or pots, or simply soak a sponge in the mixture and hang it in a tree.


Day of Pink

What is the Day of Pink?

April 11, 2018 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.



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