Project G8

Although this is a very small area, coverting it from a grass and weed strip to a insect friendly garden has helped to break up the brick paving of the driveways either side and made the entire area much more pleasant to look at.

The addition of a few small trees will completely transform the area over the next few years. The project was completed in March 2016.

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...but plenty of potential

For a full picture diary of the garden please see the below.

Plant list

Although this is a small area, we like to pack in a diverse selection of plants. Below is a list of the majority of plants we have used and a count of how many went in, however, over time this will change as we get new plant donations that can help diversify the area even further.

2 African Stinkwood (Celtis africana)
1 Karee (Searsia lancea)
4 September Bush (Polygala myrtifolia)
4 Lavendar Tree (Heteropyxis natalensis)
34 Krantz Aloe (Aloe arborescens)
12 Coral Aloe (Aloe striata subsp. striata)
5 Pencil Plant (Euphorbia tirucalli 'Firesticks')
41 Porkbush (Portulacaria afra)
8 Golden Daisy Bush (Euryops chrysanthemoides)
8 Stapelia gigantea (Carrion Flower)
23 Pig's Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata var. macrantha)
1 Wild Gralic (Tulbaghia violacea)
109 Beesvygie (Ruschia pulvinaris)
17 Blue Pencil (Senecio cylindricus)
7 Bushveld Kalenchoe (Kalenchoe sexangularis)
2 Hen-and-chickens (Chlorophytum comosum)
278 Total plants (and counting)

Project contributions

Thank you to these people and companies that have helped to finance or assist on this project. If you would like to donate towards this project, please click the donation button below:

  • Warren & Noël Sidersky (clearing rubble and green waste)
  • for plant donations

Please help... This worthwhile community project needs your help to keep it alive. We cannot provide the labour, equipment and consumables without your assistance. Please help us where you can...


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