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for Kniphofia, with torch-like flow­ers that at­tract sun­birds. Some va­ri­eties are ever­green, oth­ers de­cid­u­ous; some flower in sum­mer, oth­ers in win­ter. Or­ange-red is the most com­mon colour, but there are also cream, yel­low and apri­cot va­ri­eties to com­ple­ment pas­tel colour schemes.

Slopes cleared of veg­e­ta­tion de­velop prob­lems with ero­sion if not planted. Even a slight slope is per­fect for sunlov­ing arc­to­tis (African daisy), bul­bine (cat’s tail), feli­cia (wild aster), gaza­nia (trea­sure flower), ivy gera­nium and me­sem­bryan­the­mum (vy­gies). Mediter­ranean na­tives like cis­tus,

When buds on fruit trees ap­pear in early spring, ap­ply fer­tiliser gran­ules for fruit­ing plants at the rate of 500g a year of the age of the tree, max­i­mum 4kgs. Al­ways ex­tend the fer­tiliser to the drip line of the branches, and wa­ter thor­oughly. Fer­tilise cit­rus trees with 3:1:5 (SR), keep­ing away from the stem and ex­tend­ing to the drip line of the branches, then wa­ter thor­oughly.

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