"Mixed Bed" Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa Photo by Penny East

"Mixed Bed" Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa Photo by Penny East

Cineraria saxifraga (geelblom) is fast-growing and very easy to grow. It does best in well-drained, well-composted soil in semi-shade to full sun. A plant in a sunny situation will be more compact than one in a shadier spot. It needs regular watering until established, after which it will survive quite happily on much less. It is suitable for inland and coastal gardens and can withstand light frost (zone 10: -1 to 4°C / 20 to 30°F) although it is better suited to frost-free gardens (zone 11…

Cineraria saxifraga (geelblom) is fast-growing and very easy to grow. It does best in well-drained, well-composted soil in semi-shade to full sun. A plant in a sunny situation will be more compact than one in a shadier spot. It needs regular watering until established, after which it will survive quite happily on much less. It is suitable for inland and coastal gardens and can withstand light frost (zone 10: -1 to 4°C / 20 to 30°F) although it is better suited to frost-free gardens (zone 11…

An indigenous mix to cover a bank & retain the soil can also be extremely colourful - Polygala, Arctotis, Gazania & Gomphostigma.

An indigenous mix to cover a bank & retain the soil can also be extremely colourful - Polygala, Arctotis, Gazania & Gomphostigma.

Tokara Winery in Stellenbosch has natural stone gabions filled with indigenous Knipophia, Agapanthus, Crocosmia & Salvia amongst others.

Tokara Winery in Stellenbosch has natural stone gabions filled with indigenous Knipophia, Agapanthus, Crocosmia & Salvia amongst others.

Aloe tree

Aloe tree

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