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posted on 15 July 2013

WEST COAST FLOWER REPORT - 2013

 

(Updated  15/07/2013)

 

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www.yr.no       www.accuweather.com       www.windguru.com      www.fallingrain.com   www.weathersa.co.za

 

 

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MATZIKAMA AREA

 

 

CEDERBERG AREA

 

CLANWILLIAM

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERSN7 both north and south (Plenty), Ramskop Nature Garden (Patches), Biedouw Valley (Patches), Ou Kaapse Weg (Patches), R364 towards Lambertsbaai (Plenty & Patches)

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS: Bokbaaivygie, Elandsvy, Vygiebos, Ridderspoor, Pietsnotjies, Hongerblom, Haarbos, Wit-soe, Gousblom, Bottergousblom, Daisies, sporrie, kapokbos              

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

FLOWER SHOWS:

          Name: Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show

          Date & Time: 29 August till 8 September, daily from 09:00 till 18:00 

          Venue: Old Dutch Reformed Church (Flower Church)

          Admission: R30 per adult, R25 per pensioner, R5 per child 

          Contact detail: cederberg@lando.co.za or 027 482 2024 

 

 

 

 

BERGRIVIER AREA

 

 

     

SALDANHA AREA

                         

 

 

SWARTLAND AREA

 

DARLING        

Darling has had good cold weather and good moisture in the ground.

The prediction is that the bulbs should be stunning this year. The current                                        sunshine and how long it continues will determine whether our season will be early or later.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:       

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                    

Flora is just starting to stick its nose out – lots of leaves and signs of what’s to come, but nothing much to write about yet.

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

FLOWER SHOWS:

 

          Name:                           Darling Presbyterian Flower Ministry

          Date & Time:                 Friday 02 – Sunday 04 August

                                            10h00 – 5pm daily

          Venue:                           Darling Presbyterian Church, Pastorie Street

          Admission:                     Entrance Free

          Contact detail:                Rev Ian Bernhardi 084 441 3091

 

          Name:                            96th Annual Darling Wildflower Show  

          Date & Time:                      20th, 21st and 22nd September 2013

                                                9am - 5pm

          Venue:                              Darling Sports Club

          Admission:                        Adults                         R30

                                                Children (under 18)     R20

                                                Children (under 13)     free

                                                Pensioners (Friday only) R20

          Contact detail:                   084 916 1111 darlingwfs@telkomsa.net                                                                                       www.darlingwildflowers.co.za

 

          Name:                            2013 Duckitt Nurseries Orchid Fair

          Date & Time:                   20 - 22 September 2013

                                             9 am – 5pm

          Venue:                           Duckitt Nurseries, Darling (follow banners)

          Admission:                     R20 Adults, R10 Seniors (Fri only) R10 scholars

          Contact detail:                022 492 2606 or www.duckittnurseries.com

 

YZERFONTEIN        

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS: The Schaap Island walking trail is currently the best place to view flowers as the majority of the fields are still very green. Vygies can be found between the rocks on the trail, a variety of Vygies can be seen. Best time to see the Vygies     are on a sunny day. Please take care for any wet patches on the trail.        

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Red Lanchenalias (Klip Vooitjies) 

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few      

                                                (if possible to say, please highlight in yellow)

 

There are flower walks that take place between Darling and Yzerfontein area. For dates and times of the next flower walk please contact Libbes Loubser who is the coordinator of these walks. The Wildflower walks are subject to the weather conditions and can be rescheduled. Contact number: 022 451 2504

 

 

 

 

NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK

 

 

Hi all

 

I will be sending out weekly updates for the flowers for Namaqua National Park, and if I have information on the region adjacent to the park I will include that as well. I will start including some photos from next week.

 

Rainfall, Skilpad section, Namaqua National Park:

 

March 2013: 38.09mm (most of it on 29-31 March)

April 2013: 46.74mm

May 2013: 12.69mm

June 2013: 76.71mm

 

We had very early, good rains in March and April, and then a hot dry spell in May. It is uncertain how this will affect the flowers, but it do seem as if the flowers are earlier than normal, for the Skilpad section at least. There are already a surprising number of flowers in Skilpad. In this area Orange daisies (Ursinia sp.); Sporries (Heliophila sp.); Surings (Oxalis sp) and Pietsnot (Grielum humifusum) are already starting to make a good showing. If you have a 4x4 vehicle the coastal section from the Spoeg river to the Groen river is, as usual, already good for a variety of species and colors.

 

The road from Garies to Groen river, as well as the road from Garies to Hondeklip bay, seem to have a lot more Beetle Daisies (Gorteria diffusa).

 

The road to Skilpad from Kamieskroon is drivable but has had some rain damage and we are awaiting the roads department to grade it for us.

 

Kind regards

 

 

BERNARD VAN LENTE

PARK MANAGER: NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS

 

PO BOX 117

KAMIESKROON

8241

TEL: +27 (0)27 672 1948

FAX: +27 (0)27 672 1015

CELL: +27 (0)83 640 4915

 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.sanparks.org


 

 

 

 

Flower report 15/07/2013