Sans Souci Bridge Patch - Site #62

Friends of the Liesbeek

Group associated with this site

This site is located next to the Sans Souci Bridge and the Liesbeek trail, along the Liesbeek River. It is a bit abandoned, with quite some glass and litter. However, there is a lot of potential with the river flowing right next to it and some benches providing a seating area. The Friends of the Liesbeek team has recently cleared the more aggressive vegetation and in the cleared areas more suitable indigenous vegetation can be planted. We have chosen a selection of nectar-rich sunbird plants from the Cape Flats Sand Fynbos and Peninsula Shale Renorsterveld to start. This site is also situated close to Penisual Shale Fynbos vegetation type area so we will see what plants from these three different vegetation types survive best.

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Why is this important?

This site is located in Newlands. Newlands 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.

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We have indexed the following species at this site:

  • Plectranthus neochilus
  • Leonotis leonurus - Wild dagga
  • Leonotis leonurus - Wild dagga
  • 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
    Leonotis leonurus perished 1 View details
    Leonotis leonurus rooting 9 View details
    Plectranthus neochilus planted 124 View details


    Planting log

    At this site we have planted the following species:

    Species Batch Date Quantity Status
    Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #63 Jun 28, 2018 9 planted
    Chasmanthe floribunda Batch #71 Apr 02, 2018 25 planted
    Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #114 Jun 28, 2018 2 planted
    Leonotis ocymifolia Batch #145 Aug 23, 2018 20 planted
    Pelargonium capitatum Batch #176 Jul 26, 2018 14 planted
    Pelargonium capitatum Batch #177 Nov 09, 2018 15 planted
    Carpobrotus edulis Batch #189 Jun 07, 2018 150 planted
    Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #200 Jun 28, 2018 49 planted
    Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #201 Jun 28, 2018 1 planted
    Aloe arborescens Batch #226 Jul 26, 2018 8 planted
    Arctotis stoechadifolia Batch #236 Aug 02, 2018 33 planted
    Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #237 Aug 02, 2018 31 planted
    Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #250 Aug 23, 2018 70 planted
    Zantedeschia aethiopica Batch #251 Aug 23, 2018 8 planted
    Felicia aethiopica Batch #289 Oct 18, 2018 5 planted
    Delosperma cooperi Batch #290 Oct 18, 2018 2 planted
    Gazania rigens var. rigens Batch #291 Oct 18, 2018 10 planted
    Bulbine frutescens Batch #292 Oct 25, 2018 4 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
    Erica verticillata 5 I can help!
    Protea burchellii 5 I can help!
    Blue sage
    Salvia africana-caerulea
    10 I can help!
    Bugle lily
    Watsonia meriana
    35 I can help!
    Bush-tick berry
    Osteospermum moniliferum
    40 I can help!
    Camphor-scented pelargonium
    Pelargonium betulinum
    10 I can help!
    Camphor-scented pelargonium
    Pelargonium betulinum
    7 I can help!
    Cape agapanthus
    Agapanthus africanus
    40 I can help!
    Cobra lily
    Chasmanthe floribunda
    30 I can help!
    Grey tree pincushion
    Leucospermum conocarpodendron
    5 I can help!
    Hooded-leaf pelargonium
    Pelargonium cucullatum
    7 I can help!
    Nine-pin Heath
    Erica mammosa
    5 I can help!
    Oak-leafed waxberry
    Morella quercifolia
    7 I can help!
    Rose-scented pelargonium
    Pelargonium capitatum
    7 I can help!
    Rusty sage
    Salvia lanceolata
    10 I can help!
    Slime lily
    Albuca juncifolia
    200 I can help!
    Small cobra lily
    Chasmanthe aethiopica
    40 I can help!
    Sour fig
    Carpobrotus edulis
    30 I can help!
    Protea repens
    5 I can help!
    Melianthus major
    25 I can help!
    White arum lily
    Zantedeschia aethiopica
    30 I can help!
    Wild aster
    Felicia aethiopica
    20 I can help!
    Wild dagga
    Leonotis leonurus
    8 I can help!
    Yellow cobra lily
    Chasmanthe floribunda 'Duckittii'
    30 I can help!
    Yellow soldier
    Lachenalia reflexa
    200 I can help!

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

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