2 Rose Courtyard
June 2018Moved Tahiti lime tree to the Rose Courtyard (in pot August 2014 and bought around June 2011)
Brabejum stellatifolium Van Riebeeck's almond hedge. Protea with whorls of leaves and 'almonds'. Large, spreading multi-stemmed shrub to 5 m. Near streams and in sheltered valleys (also Kirstenbosch) Must be well watered for the first 2 years. Scented flowers Dec-Jan. Attracts insects, then birds.
Osteospermum moniliferum bietou volunteer near Melianthus
Pink pelargonium with dark leaves under Brachylaena
Pappea capensis red berries for birds (between Halleria and Diospyros)
Replant square pot. (Standard Iceberg out, soil was sodden)
Spekboom with Gazania and a tiny mystery bulb.
Rumohra adiantiformis seven weeks fern planted along the wall near Brachylaena
At last! Moved the tall red pot to the front door.November 2015
|Tahiti lime in pot|
Jasminum angulare cutting at trellis
|Halleria and Brachylaena|
December 2014Brachylaena discolor to flash silver leaves in the breeze
Diospyros whyteana for dark mirrored leaves
Halleria lucida tree fuchsia to feed the sunbirds
Grewia occidentalis lavender star (as a hedge) wind sand drought and shade tolerant. Edible berries for birds, attracts butterflies. Shrub 6M
Melianthus major for the leaves and the nectar flowers
|Diospyros, Brachylaena, Grewia|
Halleria in the centre bottom
Moved 2 potted Ficus benjamina to glazed patio.
White Iceberg? roses in pots,
Glazed patio on 2 sides against the wind.
|2014 November as we move in|
Had a huge Brazilian pepper tree felled, which was eating our boundary/garage wall.
|2014 July invasive Brazilian pepper tree monster to go|
Seven weeks fern, Plectranthus shrub, large scented Pelargonium, stoep jacaranda, large Asparagus fern, ivy on wall, arum lilies and Agapanthus, Coprosma Marble chips - all inherited and left in peace to grow. Oxalis inherited in pot.