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Ariston Elemental Organic Garden
OPEN DAY – Saturday 21 February 2015
Time : 1000 until 1400
Address : Cnr of Malone and Dunluce Avenue, Claremont.
There are a large number of plants which can be propagated from cuttings. Some of there are Dog Rose, Pelargonium, Plectranthus, Pig’s Ears, Portulacaria, Lavender, Rosemary, Hibiscus, Eriocephalus (Wild Rosemary) Agave, Artemisia Afra and many more.
There is a large selection of landscaping rocks available . Many different sizes and types.
1000lt water tank complete with fittings.
3 Old baths which have been used for worm farming.
large selection of recycled logs – ideal for fire wood.
TERMS : CASH ON THE DAY. ALL GOODS MUST BE REMOVED FROM SITE THE SAME DAY, UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
Dog Rose – Rosa canina The Dog rose is a sprawling, fast growing, thorny creeper making it a very good security climber and hedging.
In the 18th and 19th century it was used as a cure for rabid dogs, hence the name Dog Rose. Other old folk names include dogberry and witches’ briar.
The fruit is noted for its high vitamin C level and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C, from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime.
The dog rose was the stylized rose of medieval European heraldry. It is also the county flower of Hampshire. Legend states the Thousand-year Rose or Hildesheim Rose, that climbs against a wall of Hildesheim Cathedral dates back to the establishment of the diocese in 815.
Indian Hawthorn is a hardy sun-loving shrub which is in flower now. It is grown for it’s popular pink flowers and used extensively in Bonsai culture.
It is often trimmed to create hedges, or ball standards. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds
The Satynblom is a stemless geophyte occuring in the Hantam Karoo
The lovely large glossy red flowers (hence the common namesatynblom), have black markings on the inside and anther filaments that are fused into a column.
The Monkey Beetle (Clania glenlyonensis) ” is a main pollinator of Romulea monadelpha and within the Hantam National Botanical Garden. It also visits a range of other flowers, and because of its rapid and busy flight, high loads of pollen carried on its hairy body, and large numbers, it is considered a keystone pollinator.