Sweet Nectar

Sweet is the nectar that the little sunbirds and Cape sugarbirds enjoy flitting around the garden.

WPC: Sweet

Advertisements

14 thoughts on “Sweet Nectar

    1. These little sunbirds have amazing colour combinations. I use a product which has a mix – sucrose, glucose and fructose with a probiotic which was specifically designed for their needs. A couple of drops of red food colourant attracts them to the bottles. There are fewer flowers out now with the drought really kicking in hard putting the vegetation under strain.

  1. Hi Liz

    Do you know the name of the plant in your fourth picture?

    The one with the pinkish flowers?

    A few years back I spotted one growing outside a complex in JHB. I grew one from slip but I have no idea what it is and have never seen another one in my area.

    Regards

    Dave

    1. Hi Dave, it’s a Salvia leucantha – I think the ‘Midnight’ variety. Though we have indigenous local species – 26 in Southern Africa, this one I believe is off Mexican origin. A perennial, hardy and drought resistant. Rewarding too to grow from slip. The sunbirds love the nectar.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s