N2 patch - Site #20


Identifier of this site

This sites sits on the corner of the N2 and Liesbeek Parkway, adjacent to Damlin in Mowbray. It is a large patch of grass that has recently been fenced. Since then it has been used more, seemingly because people feel contained.

Carol plans to extend the existing honeysuckle patch with a row honeysuckle plants of four different colours. She will also be planting spekboom. Carol will add sunbird-friendly plants to this patch to add to the number of patches of green forming sunbird stepping-stones linking Table Mountain to Rondebosch Common.

Next activity

Bird monitoring in Mowbray/Rosebank (Jul 23, 2019)

Why is this important?

This site is located in Rosebank. Rosebank is located in close proximity to Table Mountain, and there is a lot of potential to create 'stepping stones' within the area that allow animals (like birds) to come down from Table Mountain and expand their territory, possibly connecting with other areas in the region. However, in order to have a funcional network of stepping stones it is important that the right species are planted throughout the neighbourhood, and that there are sufficient green sites in the area.

Read more about our greening strategy

Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Leonotis ocymifolia Batch #145 Aug 21, 2018 6 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #151 May 22, 2018 16 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #151 Jul 30, 2018 2 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #189 Jun 23, 2018 100 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #189 Jun 27, 2018 150 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #222 Jul 30, 2018 4 planted
Delosperma cooperi Batch #232 Aug 06, 2018 18 planted
Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #239 Aug 06, 2018 1 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #240 Aug 13, 2018 97 planted
Arctotis stoechadifolia Batch #241 Aug 06, 2018 7 planted
Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #247 Aug 20, 2018 40 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #248 Aug 21, 2018 5 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #272 Sep 18, 2018 10 planted

Below is the list with the different species that can be grown on this site. These species would contribute to the greening of , and would fit in with a wider greening strategy for Cape Town. However, this vision is only a proposal and we invite you to comment on it. Are there any other species that would do well? Are there particular uses for this site that we should take into consideration? Do you have a spectacular vision for the plot? Do you have any ideas to involve the wider community? Please let us know!

Wish List Overview

Item Quantity Pledge support
Lampranthus emarginatus 200 I can help!
Watsonia spectabilis 100 I can help!
Blue sage
Salvia africana-caerulea
15 I can help!
Cape honeysuckle
Tecoma capensis
100 I can help!
Cobra lily
Chasmanthe floribunda
100 I can help!
Helichrysum patulum
30 I can help!
Small cobra lily
Chasmanthe aethiopica
100 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
100 I can help!
Wild rosemary
Eriocephalus africanus
70 I can help!

If you can help growing any of these species, click the blue button in the table above.

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