Here are some of the photographs taken at Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery and the property, Lesokeng, which is the nursery’s home, during March 2021.

Juaticia adhatoides flowered well in 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 pollinators of Chlorophytum saundersiae.

Carpenter Bees are important polinators for Chlorophytum saundersiae.

The bright yellow flowers of Orbea lutea smell terrible.

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!

Plectranthus fruticosa flower spikes.

Autumn is Plectranthus flowering season, and many are looking beautiful now.

A juvenile Karoo Thrush.

A young Karoo Thrush photographed in the nursery.

The dry season form of Precis archesia.

The dry season form of the Garden Inspector, already flying, despite all the rain.

Livhu working in the 'growing' area in the nursery.

Livhu working in the ‘growing’ area in the nursery.

An unidentified Emperor Moth Caterpillar feeding on Euclea crispa.

An unidentified Emperor Moth Caterpillar feeding on a Blue Guarri (Euclea crispa).

The stunning little flowers of Schrebera alata are scented.

The stunning little flowers of Wing-leaf Wooden-pear (Schrebera alata) are scented.

Junonia hierta cebrene underside of the wings.

The underside of the wings of a Yellow Pansy.

The flowers of the much sought after Strelitzia juncea.

The flowers of the much sought after Crane Flower (Strelitzia juncea) in the nursery.

The leaves of the Rhoicissus tomentosa.

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.