My Fynbos Garden

When Claire of Promenade Plantings asked for guest bloggers I signed up straight away. I do not do a lot of gardening posts on my blog and I thought this would be a great opportunity to expand. If you are interested to read My Fynbos Garden guest post, click here. I wrote about pelargoniums, succulents, black eyed Susans and buchu. To me it is very important to grow a fynbos garden. These plants are indigenous to our area and are therefore water wise. Living in a water scarce region, water wise plants are ideal. They only get watered when it rains. And in the Western Cape that is usually only over the winter months. These plants are grown in our soil which is full of clay. This is because we live at the bottom of a mountain. They are local to Gordons Bay and thrive without much care and attention.

a mystery arrival in My Fynbos Garden
a mystery arrival
The Mystery Arrival

There is a prize for one lucky reader who correctly guesses what this is – answers on my blog post please. Β The winner will be decided at my discretion.

Do you have a fynbos garden? If so, what do you have growing in it?

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29 thoughts on “My Fynbos Garden

  1. Hi Tandy, thank you so much for your wonderful guest blog, such a treat to see and learn about different gardens around the world ! Thanks once again for joing me on my promenade πŸ™‚

  2. Loved the interesting post: so like travelling the world to compare and contract! The flower almost seems like a verbena I grew but am not sure because of the foliage πŸ˜‰ !

  3. I know fynbos…saw a bunch of them while on vacation πŸ˜€
    Your garden looks beautiful…
    Hope you are having a fantastic week Tandy πŸ™‚

  4. Saw your post over at Claire’s – haven’t had much time for commenting the last few days – Pete has been home and we make an impromptu trip away plus being our anniversary took precedence. So difficult to catch up even after just a few days away from blogging.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

    1. Good for you to take some time out! and nice to have Pete home πŸ™‚ I don’t ever try to catch up – too daunting!

  5. I do not know this type of plant, but I love your colourful garden (I just read your guestpost). Ciao

  6. It is Vinca, Tandy, I think! Also called Kanniedood! Apparently tests are being done on this plant for it’s cancer fighting abilities!!

    1. I have spoken to my nursery lady and she confirms this! I have moved it to some poor soil as it will thrive there πŸ™‚

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