Here are some of the photographs taken at Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery and the property, Lesokeng, which is the nursery’s home, during March 2021.
Our Pistol-bushes (Justicia adhatoides) flowered well for the third time this season in March. Something to do with all the rain we have had?
Carpenter Bees are important polinators for Chlorophytum saundersiae.
In March we purchased some Yellow Carrion Flower (Orbea lutea) plants for the nursery. Their yellow flowers are bright and attractive, but they smell terrible!
Autumn is Plectranthus flowering season, and many are looking beautiful now.
A young Karoo Thrush photographed in the nursery.
Livhu working in the ‘growing’ area in the nursery.
An unidentified Emperor Moth Caterpillar feeding on a Blue Guarri (Euclea crispa).
The stunning little flowers of Wing-leaf Wooden-pear (Schrebera alata) are scented.
The underside of the wings of a Yellow Pansy.
The flowers of the much sought after Crane Flower (Strelitzia juncea) in the nursery.
The contrast in size and colour of young and old leaves of the Common Forest Grape (Rhoicissus tomentosa).
© Malcolm Dee Hepplewhite & Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery, (Text and Photographs) 2021.