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Potting Soil fynbos and protea seeds

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Geranium incanum

Commonly known as Carpet Geranium

  • It is a herbaceous perennial and is very popular as a ground cover.
  • It grows to a height of 30 cm and a spread of 50 cm or more.
  • It has the most beautiful mauve flowers set in evergreen grey-green lacy leaves.
  • It flowers from spring to winter.
  • It can be grown in sun or shade - in shade the flowers are a deeper purple.
  • The leaves make a refreshing healthy herbal cup of tea as they contain no caffeine. Add honey to sweeten.
  • A stronger infusion of the leaves is recommended for expelling worms: a quarter of a cup of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water, left to steep for 10 minutes, and then drunk in the morning. Repeat daily for 2 weeks. This mixture can also be added to your pets drinking water and expels the worms in less than 2 weeks.
  • Half a handful of leaves in a cup of boiling water also helps with lower back pain, bladder infections and menstrual disorders.
  • The flowers are edible and can be used in salads to add some colour.
  • Sow seeds in autumn or spring.
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Euryops virgineus

Commonly known as Honey euryops, River resin bush, Heuningmagriet

  • This is an exceptionally hardy, easy to grow and attractive shrub.
  • It grows to a height and spread of 1.5 – 3m and grows into a lovely rounded bush.
  • It produces masses of yellow flowers in summer.
  • It has beautiful evergreen foliage which is also very attractive, even when the bush is not in flower.
  • It is happiest in a position of full sun and is also frost tolerant.
  • Seeds should be planted in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
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Polygala myrtifloia

Commonly known as September Bush

  • Although it flowers throughout the year, the flowering peaks in spring.
  • It is a hardy, adaptable wide spread evergreen shrub, growing to height of 2m.
  • It is fast growing and waterwise and can be grown in those difficult spots which receive full sun and semi-shade during the day.
  • It responds well to light pruning and is very easily grown from seed.
  • Can be sown in spring or autumn.
  • Is hardy to USDA zone 8.
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Tulbaghia violaceae

Commonly known as‘ Wild Garlic

  • It has dainty mauve flowers all through the year.
  • It's a very attractive, pleasing garden species and does very well in containers too.
  • It grows easily in most soils.
  •  Enjoys full sun and can also be used as a ground cover.
  • Grows to a height of 20-30cm.
  • Great for that hot corner in your garden - can go for long periods without water - but does thrive with water.
  • Seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • It's a summer growing evergreen species.
  • It smells of garlic if injured.
  • It is fast growing and drought resistant.
  • It is considered by the Zulus to be a good snake repellent and is planted around their homes for this reason.
  • An infusion can be made by adding a bulb to boiling water – this mixture is then taken to relieve colds, coughs and flu and also to destroy intestinal worms.
  • The flowers and leaves are also used as a hot, peppery seasoning with meat and potatoes.
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