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Create a garden for butterflies

Don't use any pesticides and convert to an organic garden.

Plant trees as a larval host plant.

Leave open sunny areas.

Create wild, exclusion areas with grasses and a wide variety of plants.

A pond will provide water and a mud puddle.

Plant a hedge if you live in a windy area.

Butterflies are also attracted to rotting fruit, animal droppings, nectar made from honey in water and beer. 

The best time to watch butterflies is between 11 and 3 pm on sunny, windless days.

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Bulb Flowering Guide

Bulbous Plants – Flowering Calendar

Spring Flowering

Albuca nelsonii - Candelabrum Lily (Flowers in Sep to Dec)

Albuca tortulosa - (Flowers in Oct)

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)

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Water wise entrance garden ideas

The most important thing to consider is visibility as one would not like to be responsible for an accident. Stick to low growing succulent plants which are colourful, waterwise and low maintenance. One can achieve a colourful entrance garden as there are many succulents with various shaped leaves and colourful leaves, Remember to plant with good compost and organic fertilizer and mulch well after planting to retain the moisture in the soil.Some plant suggestions are:

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