Dear "friends" of the gardening fraternity I was so pleased to have stumbled on this site when trying to identify a delightful plant with blue flowers (aristea ecklonii - bit of a weed, but it is wonderful). My neighbours & I moved into a lunar landscape last August .. saving grace was a beautiful view over a gorge and the wonderful Macaranga trees & albizia adianthifolias. We've established indigenous gardens & are amazed that so many people who live in this richly diverse country can't appreciate the great heritage we have. Yes, there is most certainly a place for roses, pansies etc. But,I think the general mindset was that "indigenous" was aloes, cactus (!) and succulents. We'll certainly try to keep in contact (going to get my neighbour, Ben, to also join up) and send digi photos (actually I should have said "dodgy") of our gardens.