Category Archives: HERBS

Pollination strategies of Plants and Birds

This month’s talk in the Fernkloof Hall was given by Prof Johann du Preez who discussed the pollination strategies of both plants and their animal pollinators. As birds are major plant pollinators, we invited members of the local bird clubs … Continue reading

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More Images from Gilly

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Nerine sarniensis

A large Botanical group visited Vogelgat yesterday on a quest to see the flowering Nerine sarniensis (Guersnsey lily). Colour variations include red, rarely pink or white flowers with erect stamens.  Found growing on rocky south and north-west facing slopes in … Continue reading

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Cassine peragua, a fragrant Saffron tree

Trees are not frequent in fynbos areas. One has to search along the stream beds or in the kloofs. Our botanical walks for the past two weeks have focused on trees and getting to know them a little better. We … Continue reading

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From The Editor’s Desk

Readers will be delighted to be able to read new material by members, as there has been a positive response to my appeal for articles on matters of interest to the Botanical Society.  Thank you and keep up the good … Continue reading

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Appeal to Members

This site is only as good as the members want it to be.  I can write the odd article, but I am supposed to be an editor, not a one-man-band!  There must be so much out there that would be … Continue reading

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More on the Flower Festival

The show begins tomorrow, and the workers are still hard at it making the final adjustments that will ensure that our visitors get a world-class event!  It really is wonderful the way the volunteers put in so much hard work, … Continue reading

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