Silwood Triangle - Site #69


Friends of the Rondebosch Common

Group associated with this site

The Westerford Triangle is a former section of the Common between Park Road robots and the Westerford shopping centre that still has suitable soil for locally indigenous Cape Flats Sand Fynbos plants because of its historical link with Rondebosch Common. It has been fiercely defended from unsuitable use over the years by Friends of Rondebosch Common and is now in need of further protection and plant stock rejuvenation.


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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
Erica verticillata 5 I can help!
Gazania pectinata 25 I can help!
Lampranthus glaucus 30 I can help!
Ruschia geminiflora 20 I can help!
Sparaxis bulbifera 25 I can help!
Spiloxene aquatica 300 I can help!
doily crassula
Crassula dejecta
250 I can help!
Rose-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium capitatum
200 I can help!
Slime lily
Albuca juncifolia
100 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
250 I can help!
Sugarbush
Protea repens
1 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
10 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.

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