UNDESIRABLE TREE OF THE MONTH: SOLANUM MAURITIANUM (BUG WEED)

UNDESIRABLE TREE OF THE MONTH: SOLANUM MAURITIANUM (BUG WEED)

UNDESIRABLE TREE OF THE MONTH: SOLANUM MAURITIANUM (BUG WEED) When admiring the flowers of the Bugweed, don’t be distracted by their beauty.  This plant which is native to South America, has become a widespread invasive weed in many countries and islands in the...
“UNDESIRABLE” TREES:

“UNDESIRABLE” TREES:

“UNDESIRABLE” TREES: The Covid-19 Pandemic has meant that a lot of us have spent a lot more time at home than we may have done in the past. One of the benefits of being at home is that it has afforded us the opportunity to spend more time in our gardens.  With this in...
TREE OF THE MONTH – CANDELABRA TREE (EUPHORBIA COOPERI)

TREE OF THE MONTH – CANDELABRA TREE (EUPHORBIA COOPERI)

TREE OF THE MONTH – CANDELABRA TREE (EUPHORBIA COOPERI) The Candelabra tree is naturally found in the northern parts of South Africa. This tree prefers a sunny position with plenty of space around it as it can grow to approximately 7 meters tall and 3 meters wide.  It...
TREE OF THE MONTH – ERYTHRINA LYSISTEMON – CORAL TREE

TREE OF THE MONTH – ERYTHRINA LYSISTEMON – CORAL TREE

The Coral Tree or sometimes called a “Lucky Bean Tree” is a handsome, stocky tree that flowers in Spring and early Summer. Flowering occurs before new leaves are formed as this tree is deciduous.  This tree is suitable for warmer gardens and grows up to approximately...