Klipfontein Middlemannetjie - Site #67

Friends of the Rondebosch Common

Group associated with this site

This is the northern Middelmannetjie on the Red Cross side of Rondebosch Common. It is currently covered in alien invasive grasses that are very problematic as they seed on the Common and displace indigenous species.
The plan is to work on one 10m2 section removing the invasive grasses, planting the Carpobrotus edulus and Crassula dejecta as pioneers that will keep the grass back, and then plant in the rest of the species as they are ready.

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Friends of the Rondebosch Common

Why is this important?

This site is located in Rondebosch. Rondebosch 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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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
Gazania pectinata 200 I can help!
Ruschia geminiflora 20 I can help!
Sparaxis bulbifera 25 I can help!
doily crassula
Crassula dejecta
250 I can help!
Seriphium plumosum
10 I can help!
Rose-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium capitatum
25 I can help!
Slime lily
Albuca juncifolia
50 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
250 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
15 I can help!
Yellow noon flower
Lampranthus glaucus
30 I can help!
Yellow soldier
Lachenalia reflexa
50 I can help!

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

Past activities

Date Time More details
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 Read more

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