Sun Path - Site #53


This area is known as the "Sun Path", set up by the Friends of the Rosebank and Mowbray Green Belt (FROG). It is a beautiful stretch along the Liesbeek, providing a fantastic piece of indigenous vegetation in a formerly grassy and underused path.

DETAILS FROM FROG:

Work parties on the first Saturday morning of every month, which is usually cleaning up along the river, or weeding and tending the area we've planted up along the "Sun Path", along the canal between Gordon's Gym and KayDee Educare Centre. The planting replaces the grass which used to grow in that section, and consists of colourful, drought-hardy,mostly indigenous plants, as well as vegetables, which are there for the benefit of the community - anyone is welcome to take what they need. The Sun Path itself was laid with ward allocation funding from the City, at the request of FROG. We set up a row of compost bins outside the back wall of KayDee's to collect leaf litter in the neigbourhood. A Spring Market was held one year on the Village Green, with community members selling produce they had made themselves.

Next activity

Weeding at Tow Path (Nov 26, 2019)

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Friends of Rosebank and Mowbray Green Belt (FROG)

Friends of Rosebank and Mowbray Green Belt (FROG)

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Garden checklist

  • Initial assessment Pending
  • Removal of invasive aliens Pending
  • Landscaping Pending
  • Planting of pioneers species Pending
  • Planting of insect and bird species Pending
  • Planting of specialist species Pending
  • Place-making Pending

Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #141 Oct 04, 2019 1 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #221 Jan 31, 2019 6 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #297 Feb 04, 2019 10 planted
Tetragonia fruticosa Batch #316 Apr 03, 2019 1 planted
Leonotis leonurus Batch #358 Oct 04, 2019 1 planted
Leonotis leonurus Batch #358 Oct 15, 2019 1 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 Sep 30, 2019 2 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 Oct 15, 2019 3 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Sep 30, 2019 2 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Oct 04, 2019 1 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Oct 15, 2019 4 planted
Arctotis stoechadifolia Batch #361 Oct 15, 2019 2 planted
Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #362 Oct 15, 2019 3 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #363 Sep 30, 2019 2 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #363 Oct 04, 2019 1 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #363 Oct 15, 2019 1 planted
Solanum africanum Batch #364 Sep 30, 2019 2 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #366 Jun 13, 2019 30 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #366 Jun 25, 2019 36 planted
Elegia tectorum Batch #369 Sep 30, 2019 1 planted

Home nursery activity

One or more harvests have taken place from this site. Below is the overview of the current status of these harvests:

Species Status Quantity View details
Chasmanthe floribunda germinating 83 View details
Chasmanthe floribunda planted 94 View details
Chasmanthe floribunda seed 408 View details
Plectranthus neochilus perished 33 View details
Plectranthus neochilus planted 188 View details
Plectranthus neochilus rooting 55 View details
Delosperma cooperi germinating 1 View details
Delosperma cooperi planted 163 View details
Delosperma cooperi rooting 3 View details
Bulbine frutescens germinating 15 View details
Bulbine frutescens planted 10 View details
Dimorphotheca eckloni germinating 5 View details
Gazania rigens var. uniflora planted 238 View details
Gazania rigens var. uniflora rooting 8 View details
Oxalis caprina germinating 2 View details
Portulacaria afra planted 19 View details
Portulacaria afra rooting 25 View details
Arctotis stoechadifolia planted 33 View details

What is your vision?

We have not yet defined a vision for this plot. What kind of vegetation would do well here? What is appropriate for this place, and in this context? What do people in this area want here? We would love YOUR input. If you have any ideas, please get in touch so we can share it here and get the discussion started!

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Upcoming activities

Date Time Title More details
Tuesday 26 Nov 2019 Weeding at Tow Path 09:00-10:00 Read more

Past activities

Date Time Title More details
Friday 28 Sep 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 05 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 12 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 19 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 26 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 02 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 09 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 16 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 23 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Friday 30 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Sun Path Read more
Tuesday 05 Mar 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Saturday 09 Mar 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Thursday 14 Mar 2019 10:00-12:30 Garden tour Read more
Tuesday 09 Apr 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 01:30-03:00 Garden Tour 1 Read more
Saturday 13 Apr 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Read more
Saturday 04 May 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Tuesday 07 May 2019 10:30-12:00 Plant propagation - beginners Read more
Thursday 06 Jun 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden Maintenance Read more
Thursday 13 Jun 2019 09:00-10:00 Sour fig planting Read more
Tuesday 25 Jun 2019 13:00-14:00 Sour fig planting Read more
Thursday 11 Jul 2019 11:00-12:00 Plectranthus & Sour fig planting at Frog patch Read more
Wednesday 07 Aug 2019 11:00-12:00 Weeding Read more
Friday 27 Sep 2019 10:00-12:00 Garden maintenance at Tow path with FoL Read more
Monday 30 Sep 2019 10:00-11:00 Garden maintenance at Tow path with FoL Read more
Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden Maintenance at Tow Path Read more
Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden Maintenance at Tow Path Read more

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