8 Strandveld thicket - tiny suburban forest

 Trees and large shrubs in our garden

 

Tapestry hedge on our verge  February 2021
Tapestry hedge on our verge 
February 2021

In May 2020 I walked around our garden, counted all the large species and how many of each.

 

 

Year

Species

total

Plants

total

2014

6 + 6

12

7 + 11

18

2015

+ 10

22

+ 20

38

2016

+ 4

26

+ 5

43

2017

+ 2

28

+ 4

47

2018

+ 2

30

+ 2

49

2019

-

-

-

-

2020

+ 1

31

+ 1

50

2021

+ 4

35

+ 4

54

 

 

Planted in 2021

            - Leucospermum conocarpodendron viridum - yellow pincushion, local subspecies

            - Cassine peragua peragua - Strandveld thicket. Fruit for birds

            - Polygala myrtifolia

            - Searsia volunteer maybe lucida

 

 

Planted in 2020

            - Maurocenia frangula new red leaves

 

 

Planted in 2018

            - Metalasia muricata tapestry hedge volunteer  

            - Pappea capensis bushveld cherry

 

 

Planted in 2017

            - Kiggelaria africana for garden Acraea caterpillars

            - Osteospermum moniliferum x3

 

 

Planted in 2016

            - Pavetta lanceolata forest bride's bush

            - Calpurnia aurea (not happy)

            - Searsia glauca pot at front door

            - Buddleja saligna x2 on verge

 

 

Planted in 2015

            - Dovyalis caffra Kei apple

            - Searsia leptodictya long pale leaves x2

            - Nuxia floribunda leaves in whorls of 3 forest elder

            - Searsia crenata scalloped edge x7

            - Indigofera jucunda delicate mauve spires

            - Strelitzia nicolai

            - Hibiscus tiliaceus x2 large leaves          

            - Psychotria capensis x2 shady

            - Dombeya burgessiae pink bells

            - Bauhinia bowkeri butterfly leaves

            - wild olive from Porterville

 

 

Planted in 2014)

Added another 6 species.

 

            - Indigenous

                        - Tarchonanthus littoralis camphorbush

                        - Halleria lucida x3 red trumpets then berries for birds

                        - Diospyros whyteana x2 glossy

                        - Brachylaena discolor x2 silver and bottle green leaves

 

            - Exotic (came with us from Porterville

                        - Ficus benjamina x2

                        - Tahiti lime from 2011

 

 

Inherited with the garden in November 2014

We started with 6 species.

 

            - Indigenous

                        - wild olive

 

             -Exotic

                        - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis golden

                        - Coprosma repens x 2

                        - lemon tree

                        - Citharexylum spinosum orange leaves fiddlewood

                        - Ceratonia siliqua tall male carob presumably planted in 1996 when the house was built

Comments

Popular Posts