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Autumn at Free State NBG
This is a pleasant time of the year, the weather is fairly stable and the temperatures are not too high. Little or no rain may fall, and the nights begin to cool.

This is an ideal time to visit the garden when both white and orange wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus) burst into flower to herald the beginning of Autumn. Their tubular blooms produce nectar that attracts sunbirds, bees and butterflies.


Trees such as nanabessie (Rhus dentata), river bushwillow (Combretum erythophyllum) and white stinkwood (Celtis africana) are displaying their beautiful autumn foliage.
Tecoma capensis (Cape honeysuckle) a popular garden and hedging plant, deciduous in our part of the country. It is visited by sunbirds, butterflies and honeybees for its nectar.


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