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.