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posted on 31 July 2012

WEST COAST FLOWER REPORT - 2012

 

(Updated  30/07/2012)

 

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NAMAQUA WEST COAST

 

HARDEVELD

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:                  On the N7 towards Nuwerus and Bitterfontein

                                                          From Bitterfontein to Molvlei/Rietpoort

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Namaqua Daisies / Perdeblomme / Beetle Daisies / Vygies

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

VANRHYNSDORP

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:                  On the N7 North of Vanrhynsdorp.

                                                          On the N7 between Klawer and Vanrhynsdorp.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                                 Karoo Daisy / Poublommetjies (Osteospermun)

                                                          Beetle Daisy (Gorteria)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

 

 

VREDENDAL,KLAWER towards LUTZVILLE, STRANDFONTEIN & DORINGBAAI

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:                  From Klawer along the R362 & R363 towards

                                                          Vredendal.

                                                          Along the R362 from Lutzville towards Doringbaai.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                                 Karoo Daisy / Poublommetjies (Osteospermun)

                                                          Beetle Daisy (Gorteria),Gazania’s, yellow perdebos.

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

 

CEDERBERG AREA

 

 

BERGRIVIER AREA

 

VELDDRIF

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:         Patches throughout town.  Open space bordered by Tecoma Jacaranda streets – covered in white daisies.  Voortrekker road towards Piketberg – open plots with flowers – white and orange daisies and yello w surings.  Church avenue – open spaces with white daisies.  Rivier street in Laaiplek towards Port Owen – white daisies and yellow  hongerblomme.  Stephan street in Laaiplek – white daisies.  Voortrekke Road in Velddrif and Laaiplek – white daisies.  Some orange daisies also.  Town looking beautiful! 

                                                On the road to Dwarskersbos – yellow surings and                                                              hongerblomme

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     white daises, yellow surings, yellow hongerblomme and orange daisies

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s 

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

 

     

WEST COAST PENINSULA

                         

HOPEFIELD

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        In town on vacant plots                                                                                           On road to Langebaanweg (R45)

                                                1st 25km from Hopefield to Velddrift on the

                                                roadside(R234)

                                                Next to roadside from Bloemendal farm to R27,

Plaasmol (R45) 5km outside Hopefield

Gravel road between Langebaanweg and Cloeteskraal

Next to the road at the entrance of the farm Sandvlei

Road between R45 and Moorreesburg (R311)

On the farm Bontheuwel next to R45

                                                Drive slowly along road. Flowers not all open yet.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Wit, Geel & Helder Oranje Gousblomme (daisies), Persbosse, Bitoubos, Bruin Saliebos , Pers Drumsticks, Groot plate Camel blomme, Geel Bokbaaivygies, Arum Lilies (along the river),  Viooltjies (Lachenalia)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Patches –On R234 between Hopefield & Veldrift

Plenty – White & Orange Daisies in town

Plenty – Camel flowers on roadside from Bloemendal farm to R27  

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

FLOWER SHOWS:

          Name:                            Hopefield Fynbosskou

          Date & Time:                 23-26 Augustus 2012

          Venue:                           Hopefield Sportklub

          Admission:                    Toegang by hek;

                                               R15 Volwassenes, R12 Seniors, R5 Kinders

          Contact detail:             Fiona Kotze 0227830856 (Leave message on answering 

                                                machine if necessary)/ 0832862457

                                             Lizelle Strydom 0227231720 / 0731876764

 

Website: www.capewestcoastpeninsula.co.za

                   www.hopefieldfynbos.co.za

 

Links: https://www.facebook.com/HopefieldFynbos

 

JACOBSBAAI

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS: + 3km from the main road.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS: Bietou/Chrysanthesmoides

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

Contact Detail: Koos & Elise Claasen: 022 715 3116

 

 

LANGEBAAN

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS   :Langebaan Gate to Seeberg Hide

Type of Flowers         :Orange gousblom, Yellow Suring, Skilpad Tebossie(Yellow),

                                    Sukkelbossie(Whtie Flower),Bobbejaankool(Yellow Flower),

                                    Spinnekopblom Stems, Hongerblom(Yellow & Pink).

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS    :Road Langebaan Gate to Geelbek:                     

Type of Flowers          : Kaopkbossie(White Flower),Bobbejaankool (Yellow flower)        

                                     Strand Sallie(Brown Flower),Harpuisbos/Euryops(Yellow    

                                     Flower),Restio/Riet(Brown Flower),Blombos(White Flower),

                                     Geelmelkbos(Yellow Rossete).

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Road to Geelbek and Kraalbaai

Type of Flowers   :Bietou(Yellow Flower),Blombos(White Flower),

                                    Geelmelkbos(Yellow Rossete),Strand Salie(Brown Flower),

                                    Rooi Naeltjie,Truitjie(Red Flower).

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Myburgh Park, Oliphantskop

Type of Flowers        :Suring/Sorrel(Yelllow&Pink),Reenblommetjies (White & Orange),

                                   Eendekos(Yellow button flower),Blouflaks.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Road between Langebaan & Saldanha

Type of Flowers        : Reenblommetjies (White)                                                           

 

      HOW MANY FLOWERS:    Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: POSTBERG IS OPENING 1 AUGUST – 30 SEPTEMBER for flower season!!

 

ST HELENA BAY

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:Throughout town, Britannica Heights, Road to Shelley Point,

                                       Around Da Gama monument, Along coastline

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS         :Surings, Veldkool, Gousblom, Poproos, Strand Hongerblom,                                                           Reënblommetjie

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

 

SALDANHA

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS: Between Môresonkop and Malgaskop - Use entrance at Military                                                    Academy (SAS Nature Reserve)

Visits by prior arrangement: Contact : 082 320 05499

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS         : Gousblomme(Orange&Yellow), Elandsvye, Piempiempies,

                                         Bokbaaivygies,White Rain Daisy

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Road between Saldanha & Langebaan

Type of Flowers        : Reenblommetjies (White & Orange)  

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

 

PATERNOSTER

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Various other typs Mesembryanthemaceae & Asteraceae, Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Reenblommetjie, Tamarak, Ballota Africana, Kattekruid, Grielum humifusum,  Pietsnot, Limeum africanum,  Koggelmandervoet, Limoniumn peregrinum Strandroos, Oxalis pes-caprea, Suring / Sorrel,  Pelargonium fuldigum,  rooi Malva, Euphorbia arceuthobioides, klein Steenbokbos, Microloma sagittatum, Bokmaellie
Nemesia versicolor, bont Leeubekkie / Weeskindertjies, Cynanchum africanum,  Bobbejaantou, Cynanchum africanum Bobbejaantou, Salvia africana-lutea, strand Salie, Dikblaar, Namaqua Kool, Cyphia crenata, klein Bokkies, Cysticapnos vesicarius, Klappertjie, Chrysanthemoides monilifera, Bietou, Zygophyllum spinosum, Spekbos, Zygophyllum cordifolium Sjielingbos, Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, Bokbaai Vygie and lots more 

                                                           

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        On R399 between Vredenburg and Paternoster.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Carpobrotus quadrifidus (Elandsvy)

                                                Carpobrotus edulis (Suurvy)

                                                          Arctotheca calendula (Seepampoen)

                                                Arctotis hirsuta (Gousblom)

                                                Dimorphoteca pluvialis (Reenblommetjie)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        On smallholding Pelgrimsrust just before Paternoster.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Trachyandra falcate (Namakwa Kool)

                                                Trachynadra ciliate (hotnots Kool/Wildeblomkool)

                                                Ornithogalum cooperi (Geldbeursie)

                                                Danbeya zeyheri (Bobbjaanhoek)

                                                Romulea elliptica (Vredenburg Froetang)

                                                Lapeirousia jacquinii (blou Koringblom)

                                                Carpobrotus quadrifidus (Elandsvy)

                                                Carpobrotus edulis (Suurvy)

                                                Othonna coronopifolia (sand Bobbejaankool)

                                                Arctotheca calendula (Seepampoen)

                                                Arctotis hirsuta (Gousblom)

                                                Dimorphoteca pluvialis (Reenblommetjie)

                                                Arctopus echiniatus (Platdoring)

                                                Oxalis luteola (geel Suring)

                                                Lessertia frutescens (Kankerbos)

                                                Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Bokbaai Vygie)

                                                Conicosia puginiformis (groot Vetkousie)

                                                Onocosiphon africanum (Wildekamille)   

                                                           

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        On R399 between Vredenburg and Paternoster.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Carpobrotus quadrifidus (Elandsvy)

                                                Carpobrotus edulis (Suurvy)

                                                          Arctotheca calendula (Seepampoen)

                                                Arctotis hirsuta (Gousblom)

                                                Dimorphoteca pluvialis (Reenblommetjie)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

 

VREDENBURG

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS         :R45 and the exits to Paternoster, Saldanha and Velddrif

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                 :Gousblomme(Orange&Yellow), White Rain Daisy, A few Arum Lilies

 

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

SWARTLAND AREA

 

DARLING

Still early in the season for the Darling wildflowers. Good rains recently show promise of a good season to come.

Darling flora group headed by Helene Preston (082 222 8135) will explore the reserves around Darling and Yzerfontein as follows:

Weds 01 August - Meeting at 10h00 am at the gate to the Bokbaai Vygie trail, Yzerfontein

Weds 08 August – Meeting at 9h30 am at the Herbarium in Darling

Weather permitting of course – See you there!

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        Darling Renosterveld Reserve (Access at top of village                                                   behind the Darling Primary School or lower down gate in                                                      Langfontein street);

                                                Darling Groenekloof Reserve (R315 alongside the SPCA                                                           premises) Park at the SPCA and enter through the small gate                                               on the road;

                                                Tienie Versfeld Reserve (R315 Darling – Yzerfontein);

                                                Visitors should walk to the left of the reserve following the old                                             boardwalk and stay on the paths as it is rather wet in places                                                          otherwise.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Darling Renosterveld Reserve: Fragrant blou pypie (gladiolus                                                gracilis) also some  pink; hesperantha (bontrok aandblom) –                                                 opens in afternoons;blue Suteria uncinata (bos opslag),                                                        Harmannias (poproos); oxalis (suring); the odd arum;                                                           lachenalia (viooltjie); abundant kapokbossie – Eriocephalus.

                                                Darling Groenekloof Reserve:

                                                Tiny lantern-like heads of the orange and yellow poproos                                                     (Hermannia); Trachyandra (kool); salmon Oxalis purpurea                                                     (Suring); white pelargonium; bright red climber Microloma                                                   (bokmaellie); yellow senecio pubigerus (skraalbossie)the pink                                                (endangered) Lampranthus ficaulis (vygie);cotula – from the                                        all-yellow to the white ray floretted one;Tetragonia; magenta                                          Muraltia. Due to the burn in this area a couple of seasons                                                      ago, one can easily view the shiny green thorny leaves of the                                         arctopus plus Haemanthus leaves and others which live on                                                          the floor and are not always visible in denser vegetation. In                                                         another week or so this reserve will be well worth a visit as                                                       more flora show their faces.

                                                Tienie Versfeld

                                                Orange arctotis (gousblom) coming along nicely; gazania; Dimorphotheca (rain daisies); a few arum lilies; early blue flax (heliophila) is starting. Babiana will start flowering within the next week.

                                               

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

FLOWER SHOWS:

           Name:                   Darling Wildflower Show

            Date & Time:          14 – 16 September 2012

                                                9am  – 5 pm  daily

            Venue:                   Darling Sports Club

            Admission:             Adults R30 scholars R20 / Special discount for pensioners R20                                                                         ONLY on Friday      

            Contact detail:       Enquiries 022 492 3361 info@darlingtourism.co.za

                                      Stalls:     083 655 4237

 

            Name:                        Duckitt Nurseries Orchid Show

            Date & Time:          13 – 18 September 2012

            Venue:                   Oudepost Farm

            Admission:             Adults R30 scholars R20 / Special discount for pensioners R20                                                                         ONLY on Thursday and Friday                                             

            Contact detail:       022 492 2606 info@duckittnurseries.com

 

 

 

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