Milner Middelmannetjie - Site #68

Friends of the Rondebosch Common

Group associated with this site

This traffic middelmannetjie runs between the Common and Red Cross Hospital. It seems marginal but is rather wide at certain points, with a stand of alien trees and plants on the other side of the road. The ground is uneven and it is dominated by moles that spill the soil over the edge. Mole predators are perhaps unable to reach across the road to this point. Part of this middelmannetjie has recently been filled in with stones and concrete which is not at all ideal for the soil ph and completely impermeable to water that replenishes the water table.

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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
Erica verticillata 15 I can help!
Gazania pectinata 225 I can help!
Ruschia geminiflora 40 I can help!
Sparaxis bulbifera 225 I can help!
doily crassula
Crassula dejecta
500 I can help!
Seriphium plumosum
20 I can help!
Rose-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium capitatum
50 I can help!
Slime lily
Albuca juncifolia
100 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
500 I can help!
Protea repens
4 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
20 I can help!
Yellow noon flower
Lampranthus glaucus
60 I can help!
Yellow soldier
Lachenalia reflexa
100 I can help!

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

Past activities

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Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 Read more

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