Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New piggery

This is the piggery that has been built on the land. The pigs which I believe are sourced from South Africa are a valuable source of income for the community. The Church has now purchased two acres of adjoining land.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vireya Rhododendrons for sale

Above are some blooms from our display garden (please click on image for a larger view) and below is a list of the Vireyas we currently have in stock, they are in 140mm pots and home delivery can be arranged.

"Blaze of Glory" "Cara Mia" "Coral Seas" "Fireball" "Highland White Jade"
"Kisses" "Just Peachy" "Lady Di" "Pink Swan" "Meadow Yellow"
"Orange Way" "Shaya" "Sweet Wendy" "Very Vermillion" "Amber Lights"
"Neesa" "Toff" "Primrose" "Deep Heat"

"fireplum" "Wild Child" "Thai Prince" "Apassionata" "Blondie"
"Simbu Sunset" "Palamino" V. lochiae. All stock is subject to prior sale.
To order please email
The blooms of many of the Vireyas listed can be viewed here just click on to listings and then
hybrid lists Thank you for visiting Hoyas for Africa.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some Vireya planting ideas.

Just a few planting ideas from our Nursery display garden. In nature Vireya Rhododendrons very often grow as epiphytes in the clefts of rocks and trees. They have a very fine root system that requires excellent drainage to grow well. Because of this, they make ideal specimen plants to grow in baskets and containers. They love morning sun or bright filtered light. Requiring some protection from frost and during Summer from hot afternoon sun. We have Vireya "Just Peachy" growing in a short length of terracotta pipe together with some mini Mondo grass. Vireya "Lochmin" is growing quite happily in the hollowed out log, perhaps mirroring something of the epiphytic nature of the genus. Vireya "Coral Flare" has a spreading habit and makes an ideal specimen for a hanging basket, it's happy growing in bright filtered light hanging from a lillypilly tree. Vireya loranthiflorum is a species Vireya growing in a large pot together with a fig tree. Ajuga reptans growing in the pot makes an ideal companion plant. Please click on the image for a closer view if required.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our little Nursery

Our nursery is located at the side of our Giftware business which is Inner City Brisbane southside. The nursery is open on Saturdays from 9 am-4pm and other times by appointment.
Our main range of plants
* Vireya Rhododendrons.
* Hoyas
* Ferns
* Bromeliads
* Succulents
* Other assorted plants, terracotta pots etc.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Farm

Beautiful and lush by the shores of lake Victoria. They have now built a piggery, pictures coming soon.

Supporting Widows and Orphans.

Hoyas for Africa is the name we have given to a small fund raising effort we run to support Widows and orphans in Entebbe Uganda. In 2006 a Brisbane couple purchased 5 acres of land in Entebbe with proceeds from Australian donations. In association with a local Church, a programme was begun to enable widows from the area to grow and harvest crops on the land. As a result many of the poor have food on their tables and can even sell some of their produce to earn money for medicine and clothes. At the same time a sponsership progamme to provide school fees was established to help the orphans receive an education.

The main part of our support comes from profits on garden plants and other sundry items that we sell through a small nursery attatched to our Giftware business in inner city Brisbane. It is not our prime intention with this Blog to solicit donations for this project although some people have, and should anyone feel so inclined we would be happy to pass on information please contact