2 Rose Courtyard

October 2020
South Africa rose (shoulder high, golden yellow, scented)
Thuli Madonsela rose (shoulder high, pink with white centre)
Moved 2 square pots from kitchen steps to blank wall near spekboom.

April 2019
Cyperus albo-striatus as a border under Brachylaena

June 2018
Moved away (Pink pelargonium (delicate floating flowers) from Anne, also under Brachylaena)
Pink pelargonium with dark leaves under Brachylaena

May 2018
Pappea capensis red berries for birds (between Halleria and Diospyros)

March 2018
Replant square pot. (Standard Iceberg out, soil was sodden) 
Spekboom with Gazania and a tiny mystery bulb.

September 2017
Rumohra adiantiformis seven weeks fern planted along the wall near Brachylaena

May 2017
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.

March 2016
Osteospermum moniliferum bietou volunteer near Melianthus
At last! Moved the tall red pot to the front door.

November 2015

Iceberg roses

August 2015
Moved Tahiti lime tree to the Rose Courtyard (in pot August 2014 and bought around June 2011)

Tahiti lime in pot

June 2015
Jasminum angulare cutting at trellis

Halleria and Brachylaena

December 2014
Brachylaena 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
 in the centre bottom

Moved 2 potted Ficus benjamina to glazed patio.
White Iceberg? roses in pots, including a standard.
Glazed patio on 2 sides against the wind.
Painted gate.

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.