The project was started on 7 April 2016 with a view to extending the already established aloe garden. The first job involved removing the Italian Poplar and replacing it with an indigenous Paperbark Acacia (Vachellia sieberiana var. Woodii). The project took longer than expected as we hit the municipal water supply (which should be at least 500mm below the surface, but was only about 100mm below here).
For a full picture diary of the garden please see the below.
This project involved an area of about 15m² and therefore the plant list is quite small. It also involved using some cuttings from the existing garden which I have not yet identified so we will add those names if we can identify them in the future. Here is a list of the majority of plants we have used and a count of how many went in, however, over time this will change as we get new plant donations that can help diversify the area.
|1||Paperbark Thorn (Vachellia sieberiana var. Woodii)|
|1||Karee (Searsia lancea)|
|1||Giant Strelitzia (Strelitzia nicolai)|
|8||Tree Crassula (Crassula arborescens subsp. arborescens)|
|37||Krantz Aloe (Aloe arborescens)|
|9||Firesticks (Euphorbia tirucalli 'Firesticks')|
|82||Porkbush (Portulacaria afra)|
|24||Barberton Senecio (Senecio barbertonicus)|
|7||Cat's Tail Aloe (Aloe castanea)|
|21||Blue/grey leaf Aloe (unidentified - could be a krantz aloe hybrid)|
|2||Zebra leaf Aloe (Aloe transvaalensis)|
|4||Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)|
|7||Chalk Fingers (Cotyledon orbiculata var oblonga)|
|6||Elk horns (Cotyledon orbiculata 'Elk Horns')|
|155||Bushveld Kalenchoe (Kalenchoe sexangularis)|
|107||Crassula groundcover (unidentified - white flower)|
|472||Total plants (and counting)|
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