Coral Creeper

Barleria repens commonly called Coral Creeper originated in South Africa.

The Coral Creeper is a scrambling flowering shrub with glossy green leaves and coral (reddish/orange) tubular flowers. It can grow to approximately two feet in height if left unattended.

It is best used as ground cover, in hanging baskets cascading down and or alongside a wall.

The Coral Creeper likes to be planted in well-drained, rich potting soil in full sunlight. It likes to be moist. Fertilize with Miracle Gro Bloom Booster once every two weeks; trim and groom regularly.

Baleria repens was named in honour of Jacques Barrelier, a 16th century French physician, botanist and plant collector. This plant has adapted well in Guyana, Florida and the Caribbean.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.


From Mary and Jesus to Herod

Since the festival of Christmas commands a pre-eminent position – of observance and celebration – on Guyana’s Annual Calendar of National Events, I thought I’d pen a few lines to provoke thought and meditation relevant to the “Real Reason for the Season”.

By ,

Poems of Succession and ‘The When Time’

To mark the anniversary of Martin Carter’s passing on December 13, 1997, Gemma Robinson looks at Carter’s Poems of Succession, published 40 years ago this year.

Abuse and broken leadership

By Naicelis Rozema-Elkins   It is about time, past due in fact, that the problem of sexual assault by teachers in our school system is addressed.

Focus on Guyana’s National Budget 2018

Focus on Guyana’s National Budget 2018 represents the twenty-eighth edition of this Ram & McRae annual publication which highlights, reviews and comments on the major issues surrounding and raised in the National Budget.

By ,

The illusion of freedom in the digital age

By Mark Leonard LONDON – Over the last few weeks, media around the world have been saturated with stories about how technology is destroying politics.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now