Who gets the Acacia?

WHO GETS THE ACACIA? To different continents the acacia is more than just a tree. To us the acacia is part of our African landscape and the acacia name is

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The Paintbrush Lily

THE PAINTBRUSH LILY Scadoxus puniceus The spectacular paintbrush lily is one of South Africa’s most striking bulbous plants. The name Scadoxus is derived from ‘doxus’ meaning glory or splendour in

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The importance of grasses

THE IMPORTANCE OF GRASSES “The role grasses play in nature and our lives…” A visit from Frits van Oudtshoorn, author of ‘’GUIDE TO GRASSES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA“to CCJ Woodmead in

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Sweet Thorn

SWEET THORN SA 172 Acacia Karroo = Vachellia Karroo “Just 25mls of rain and the sweet thorn bursts into bloom” A sweet thorn acacia requires just 25 millimetres of rain

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The Pompom Weed

POMPOM WEED Campuloclinium macrocephalum The pretty pink flowers you see in concentration in the grassland along the left side of the Rocklands 13th fairway and dotted in several other areas

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Geological features of the Greater Woodmead Estate

GEOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE GREATER WOODMEAD ESTATE Geological Setting The most prominent feature alongside the road leading from the entrance of the Country Club to the parking area are a

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The Key to Biodiversity is Friendly Burning Last year the Environment Committee arranged for Grant Fairley from Springtime Landscaping to present a talk to members outlining the importance of introducing

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