Categories: Garden planning
March 20, 2017
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What’s Looking good

Lampranthus aureus *Orange:
Succulent, ±40 cm, orange flowers in spring and grow and flower best in full sun .Top dress with organic fertilizer or 3:1:5 before flowering for best show and remove dead flowers to encourage longer flowering.

Lampranthus Yellow:
Bright yellow Vygie. Easy, low maintenance garden subject.

Arctotis ‘On Fire’ PBR ZA 20124938:
This gorgeous hybrid from New Plant’s breeding program is taking the world by storm. It is clump forming rather than creeping, with silvery foliage and large, double flowers carried in profusion. As it’s name indicates, the year-round blooms are intense red. It requires full sun and well-drained soil.

Osteospermum ‘Voltage Yellow’™:
It is usually the first Osteo. to bloom and the last out of bloom. Water often in pots, but hardy once planted out. Dead head often to promote more flowering plant in a sunny well drained spot and water regularly and feed with slow release 3:1:5 chemical or organic fertilizer for best results.

Felicia ‘Puntjie Blue’:
An unusual, trailing, coastal Felicia with pale blue flowers. Excellent for raised beds or rockeries as well as hanging baskets. Plant in full sun well drained position. Prune after flowering, and feed with organic fertiliser for best results.

Coleonema album:
Fine heath-like foliage with tiny white flowers. Trim to any shape, low hedge, bonsai, topiary or informal border. A member of the buchu family, plant in well drained position. Prune lightly in summer to shape, feed with slow release 3:1:5 or organic fertiliser and water regularly for best results.

Clivia miniata:
Broad, dark green strap like leaves and beautiful dense umbels of large orange flowers produced in deep shade have made this a desirable plant internationally for many years. A good pot subject, it needs a very shady position and thrives on regular feeding in a well drained loamy medium.

Coleonema ‘Pink Diamond’:
Larger,bright pink,star shaped flowers for a longer period than ordinary Confetti Bush.Plant in a well-drained soil,mulch and water well until it is established after which it is quite drought tolerant.Good container plant or in mixed border or rockery.Give fertilizer before flowering.Prune lightly

Osteospermum fruticosum:
Excellent coastal plant with prostrate, trailing habit and white daisy flowers. Tolerates shade or sun, especially good for sandy banks or terraforce walls. Requires little attention but thrives on occasional feeding and watering. Prune to keep neat.

Euryops pectinatus:
Medium shrub covered with yellow daisy flowers all year. Prune back hard to keep neat. Thrives if fed with 3:1:5 slow release chemical or organic fertiliser and if watered during dry spells. Plant in well drained sunny position, but tolerates light shade for all or part of the day.

Syncarpha argyropsis:
A splendid display is made by the silver foliage of this erect, mound forming, shrublet especially when topped with shiny, papery white or pink, everlasting flowers. They flower all summer, but need a trim from time to time to encourage full growth. An attractive and drought tolerant garden subject especially for fynbos and coastal gardens, flowers are usefull on gifts, greeting cards or in pot pourri.

Tecoma capensis *Yellow:
Lemon yellow flowers on tall, glossy leafed shrub. Excellent as a hedge or interplanted with plumbago. Prune after flowering, feed with organic fertiliser in autumn and spring and water regularly for best results.

Felicia ‘Out of the Blue’ [PBR ZA 200112503]:
This superb hybrid from the New Plant breeding programe is already well known and loved. The flowers are a particularly deep blue and the growth habit is more compact, resuting in a denser show of flowers and a neater shape. Incredibly floriferous! For best results, dead head or trim lightly from time to time, keep well-fed (although they tolerate poor soil) and ensure that soil is well-drained.

Jasminum multipartitum ‘Bush Form’:
Stunningly beautiful, this scented Jasmine bears large pink-tinged white flowers in large trusses. Trim into a shrub or train up fence or trellis. Grow in full sun in well-drained, compost-rich soil.