+27 (0) 33 7020330 info@sanilodge.co.za

NEW INDIGENOUS PLANT NURSERY AT SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS

NEW INDIGENOUS PLANT NURSERY AT SANI LODGE BACKPACKERS

IMG_6371KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Bulbine abyssinica 3 KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_6372

INDIGENOUS PLANTS NURSERY

Photo – Crinum species

February 2015 has seen Russell’s beloved hobby of growing indigenous flora  mushrooming into a dream come true. After testing the market with small sales of indigenous plants for a while, he has just built a Greenhouse nursery selling over 50 indigenous species of trees, bulbs, ground covers, shrubs , succulents and creepers at the Giant’s Cup Cafe and Crafts, just 50 metres from Sani Lodge and on the same property. Five acres surrounding the Giant’s Cup Cafe and Sani Lodge has been planted indigenous over the past 20 years with great success. These gardens do not require any watering or nasty chemicals or fertilisers, they attract butterflies and birds galore particularly of the sunbird variety, duiker love to nibble at tasty shoots and as there are many bulbs and succulents, they remain dormant during the winter months coming alive in spring. Frost resistant is also the key factor so ideally suited to the high altitude mountain climate ,the gardens are low maintenance, environmentally friendly and very pleasing to the eye.
The seedlings are grown in recycled 500mls or 2 litre plastic PET bottles or recycled 500mls yoghurt containers as part of Sani Lodge’s recycling and re-using programme that has been in situ for many years.The yoghurt containers are cleaned, painted black on the outside and filled with soil that contains our homemade compost, cow and horse manure.

Plant List – January 2015:
Trees:
Bowkeria Verticillata (Southern Shell-flower)
Buddleja Auriculata (Weeping Sagewood)
Buddleja Loricata (Mountain Sagewood) – bush and tree varieties
Buddleja Salvifolia (Sagewood)
Ficus Ingens (Red Leafed Rock Fig)
Greyia Sutherlandii (Natal Bottlebrush)
Gymnosporia Buxifolia (Common Spike Thorn)
Halleria Lucida (Halleria, Tree Fuchsia)
Heteromorpha Arborescens (Parsley Tree)
Leucosidea Sericea (Ntshitshi)
Olinia Emarginata (Mountain Hard Pear)
Rhamnus Prinoides (Dogwood, Blinkblaar)
Shrubs:
Chrystanthemoides Monilifera (Bush-tick Berry)
Euryops Tysonii
Geranium Schlechterii (Schlechter’s Geranuim)
Jamesbrittenia Pristisepala
Leonotis Leonorus (Wild Dagga) orange and cream varieties
Melianthus Dregeanus (Red Honey Flower)
Papaver Aculeatum (Orange Poppy)
Phygelius Aequalis and Capensis (River Bells)
Polygala Virgata (Purple Broom)
Sutera Floribunda (Kerriebos)
Bulbs
Agapanthus Campanulatus subspecies Patens (Bell Agapanthus)
Albuca Fastigiata (Large Spreading White Albuca)
Crinum Bulbispermum (River Lily)
Crocosmia Aurea (Falling Stars)
Crocosmia Paniculata (Montbreschia)
Dierama Robustum and others (Hairbells)
Eucomis Autumnalis (Common Pineapple Lily)
Galtonia Candicans (Common Berg Lily)
Hesperantha Coccinea (River Lily) red and pink varieties
Knipofia Linearifolia (Common Marsh Red Hot Poker)
Moraea Huttonii (Large Golden Vlei Moraea)
Scilla Natalensis (Large Blue Scilla)
Zantedeschia Aethiopica (White Arum Lily)
Zantedeschia Albomaculata (Arrow Leaved or White Spotted Arum Lily)
Groundcovers
Diascia Barberae/Cordata/Integerrima (Twin Spur)
Diclis Reptans (Dwarf Snapdragon)
Jamesbrittenia Breviflora
Stachys Aethiopica (African Stachys, Wild Sage)
Creepers
Clematis Brachiata (Travellers’ Joy)
Succulents
Aloe Aristata (Guinea Fowl Aloe)
Aloe Maculata
Bulbine Abyssinica (Bulbinella)
Cotyledon Orbiculata (Pig’s Ears)
Crassula Dependens
Crassula Sarcocaulis
Delosperma Lavisiae and others (Vygies)
Senecio Oxryriifolius, Rhomboideus and others

 

 

2 Comments

  1. could you please send me a few garden plants that are indigenous to Himeville
    thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi Claudia, where do you live?

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>