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.
The Mystery Arrival
There is a prize for one lucky reader who correctly guesses what this is – answers on my blog post please. The winner will be decided at my discretion.
Do you have a fynbos garden? If so, what do you have growing in it?
35 thoughts on “My Fynbos Garden: Indigenous Plants”
No idea I’m afraid, but it looks like a bay tree with a very pretty flower.
Thanks Roger, I hope it is 🙂
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 🙂
thank you so much for the opportunity 🙂
Saw your guest post over at My Promenade Plantings!
Thanks, I will reply to all those comments later today 🙂
I am going to take my laptop to the plant and compare 🙂
This was an awesome guestpost 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks Uru 🙂
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 😉 !
Thanks for the visit Eha, I shall try and find a photograph of a verbena to compare 🙂
I know fynbos…saw a bunch of them while on vacation 😀
Your garden looks beautiful…
Hope you are having a fantastic week Tandy 🙂
I missed your visits Juliana! Hope you had an amazing time in SA 🙂
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.
Good for you to take some time out! and nice to have Pete home 🙂 I don’t ever try to catch up – too daunting!
I do not know this type of plant, but I love your colourful garden (I just read your guestpost). Ciao
Grazie Rita, have a great day 🙂
Your garden is really lovely, Tandy.
thanks AD – you should see the rest of it – looks like a sad building site 🙂
I am not aware of this plant but you do have a beautiful garden!
Thank you Asmita 🙂
I think its called vinca
Thanks Sue – I am going to take a cutting to the nursery 🙂
It is Vinca, Tandy, I think! Also called Kanniedood! Apparently tests are being done on this plant for it’s cancer fighting abilities!!
I have spoken to my nursery lady and she confirms this! I have moved it to some poor soil as it will thrive there 🙂