Park Road Middelmannetjie - Site #71

Friends of the Rondebosch Common

Group associated with this site

A road verge at the centre of Park Road where it meets Campground Road. This verge is between Rondebosch Common and the Silwood Triangle, and area that was previously a part of the Rondebosch Common and so the soil is original stock (sandy and acid) that supports local plant species. Thanks to dedicated Friends of Rondebosch Common members, this patch has been protected from development, but inappropriate maintenance has depleted the array of bulbs and other plants that used to thrive here.

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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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Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #99 Jul 21, 2018 6 planted
Lampranthus filicaulis Batch #129 Jul 21, 2018 1 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #176 Jul 21, 2018 3 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #223 Jul 21, 2018 54 planted
Tetragonia fruticosa Batch #224 Jul 21, 2018 82 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 8 I can help!
Gazania pectinata 113 I can help!
Ruschia geminiflora 20 I can help!
Sparaxis bulbifera 113 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!
Protea repens
2 I can help!
Water Capestar
Spiloxene aquatica
300 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
10 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
Saturday 21 Jul 2018 09:00-11:00 Read more
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 Read more

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