South Africa
Our Arbour Week Tree
Posted by Northdene Preparatory School, South Africa on 14 September 2017
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We chose not to plant the tree of the year, because it is too large for our indigenous garden. Instead, we selected a Natal Laburnum, or Calpurnea aurea. It has light, delicate foliage and a graceful habit, and lovely canary yellow sweet pea flowers.

We also had a mammoth weeding of the wild garden, and planted some smaller plants as well, using funds from being in the top five. 

Our garden club learners are mainly Grade seven, and will obviously be leaving us at the end of the year. We have started a new Green Team, of grade fours and fives who will be working in the garden. The aim is to teach them about gardening, and also some of the scientific names.




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