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Bulbous Plants

Agapanthus inapertus - Drooping Agapanthus (Flowers in Jan to Mar)
Albuca nelsonii - Candelabrum Lily (Flowers in Sep to Dec)
Albuca tortulosa - (Flowers in Oct)
Ammocharis coranica - Ground Lily (Flowers in Oct to Jan))
Aristea ecklonii - Blue Stars (Flowers in Oct to Dec)
Boophane disticha – Tumbleweed (Flowers in Jul to Oct)
Bulbiine abyssinian - Golden Stars (Flowers in Spring)
Bulbine frutescens - Stalked Bulbine (Flowers in Sept to Jun)
Bulbine natalensis – Broad Leaved Bulbine (Flowers in Spring)

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Trees with aggressive roots

All ‘Acacia’ now Senegalia and Vachellia species – Thorn Trees

Breonadia salicina - Matumi

Bridelia micrantha - Mitzeeri

Buddleja salvifolia – Sage Bush

Cussonia paniculata – Highveld Cabbage Tree

Cussonia spicate – Lowveld Cabbage Tree

Erythrina latissima – Broad – Leaved Coral Tree

Erythrina lysistemon – Coral Tree

Ficus all species - Fig

Kigelia africana – Sausage Tree

Kirkia acuminata – White Syringa

Leucosidea sericea - Ouhout

Olea europea subsp africana – Wild Olive

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Creating a Cottage Garden using indigenous plants

Cottage gardens are charming and can be achieved by creating winding paths and arches laden with climbers like Thunbergia alata, Senecio macroglossus and the Jasminums.

Ideal small trees and shrubs are Polygala myrtifolia, Freylinia tropica, Mackaya bella for the shade, Bauhinia natalensis and tomentosa, Anisodontea Classic serice, Erythrina humeana, Grewia occidentalis And Leonotis leounrus.

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Tall indigenous trees

TALL TREES

 

Acacia sieberiana - large and fast, deciduous

Acacia xanthophloea –large and fast, deciduous

Acacia galpinii and Acacia karoo – up to 10m

 

Celtis Africana – white stinkwood – deciduous- up to 25m

 

Harpephyllum caffrum –  wild plum evergreen – up to 25m

 

Kiggelaria  africana  – wild peach - evergreen – up to 15m tall with a wide canopy

 

Millettia grandis – umzimbeet – deciduous- 25m

 

Mimusops zeyheri – Tvl red milkwood – evergreen- 12m rounded crown

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Short trees for a townhouse garden

Evergreen Small Trees

Apodytes dimidiate   White Pear

Bauhinia tomentosa   Yellow Tree Bauhinia

Buddleja auriculata   Weeping Sage

Buddleja saliga   False Olive

Calpurnia aurea   Wild Laburnum

Dodonaea angustifolia   Sand Olive

Dovyalis caffra   Kei Apple

Dyschoriste thunbergiflora   Purple Bells

Freylinia tropcia   Honeybell Bush

Halleria lucida   Tree Fuchsia

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Hedging a thorny barrier

Hedging - Thorny Barrier
Evergreen Shrubs
Aloe arborescens
Aloe ferox
Aloe globuligemma
Aloe marlothii
Evergreen Trees
Carissa macrocarpa
Carissa bispinosa
Cariss edulis
Cassinopsis ilicifolia
Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis rhamnoides
Gymnosporia heterophylla
Phoenix reclinata
Scutia myrtina
Deciduous trees
Acacia abyssinica
Acacia ataxacantha
Acacia burkei
Acacia caffra
Acacia galpinii
Acacia karoo
Acacia natalitia
Dichrostachys cinerea

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Aloe flowering guide

January
Aloe tenuior, Rambling, 3m
Aloe zebrina, Spotted Aloe, 0.5m
Aloe cooperi, Grass Aloe, 1.2m
February
Aloe dyeri, Spotted (Shade), 2m
Aloe zebrina, Spotted Aloe, 0.5m
Aloe cooperi, Grass Aloe, 1.2m
March
Aloe dyeri, Spotted (Shade), 2m
Aloe zebrina, Spotted Aloe, 0.5m
Aloe cooperi, Grass Aloe, 1.2m
April
Aloe dyeri, Spotted (Shade), 2m
May
Aloe marlothii, Single Stem, 2-4m

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Game - trees utilised by game.

This list will be useful if you need to rehabilitate a game farm.
It will also make your next trip to a wilderness area more interesting
as you observe what the game are eating.
We have not listed the grass species.
Acacia burkei – Leaves browsed by black rhino, elephant, giraffe, kudu, nyala, impala, steenbuck and grey duiker. Pods by game and bushbabies. Gum by monkeys.
Acacia caffra – considered a good fodder tree, utilized by black rhino.

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Plants that provide nectar for sunbirds all year

Sunbird Food All Year

 Spring – Watsonia, Pincushions, Cotyledon orbiculata, Schotia brachypetala, Strelitzia            reginae, Erythrina, Halleria lucida, Tecoma capensis

  Summer – Kniphofia uvaria, Burchellia bubaline, Agapanthus inapertus, Ericas, Aloe striata, Aloe cooperii

 Autumn – Leonotis leonurus, Velthemia bracteata, Strelitzia reginae, Tecoma capensis

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