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Ask Tanya – What to plant in Muizenberg?

Question:

Hi there would like to know what plants to plant in a front garden. I live in Muizenberg Cape Town and the soil is sea sand, I bought a few plants they have all died and I’m clueless as to what plants would be appropriate for this area.Please help.

Candice – Muizenberg

Tanya replies:

Your soil is very sandy and lacks organic content so need loads of compost added. I would also add a water absorbent granule to your soil.  The plants you need to use must be wind resistant and water wise. Consider using the following:

  • Euryops
  • Carissa
  • Arctotis
  • Gazania
  • Rhapiolepis

These are all stunning plants that I know will do well in your part of the world.