The area by the Stables is very very dry, and there is no irrigation to help. Plants here have to suit this situation, and one which seems totally happy is the leucadendron Safari Sunset. It's in full sun all year round.
leucadendron safari sunset by the stable
Leucadendron Safari Sunset also gets a mention (actually another whole page!) in my favourite shrubs section! As I write this it has survived three heavy snowfalls, several droughts, and random pruning sessions. What a brilliant plant!