Things are Blossoming

. . in the garden. Daughters and exotic weeds. The one a YTT – Yesterday Today and Tomorrow. The other probably also that. And next year. When Jess said Have You SEEN Those Flowers? I knew right away which ones she meant as she pointed out my bedroom window. * sigh * I’d been meaningContinue reading “Things are Blossoming”

Gardening for Birds n Frogs n Butterflies n Goggas

Aitch learnt the joy of indigenous plants on the Bluff in 1985 when doing her cardio-vascular perfusion-ing at Wentworth hospital. Ian Whitton, friend and cardio-thoracic surgeon, indigenous gardener and nurseryman extraordinaire, piglet-producer, protea grower, pigeon-fancier, erythrina expert and all-round good friend took her under his wing. She needed it as a Capie new to KwaZuluContinue reading “Gardening for Birds n Frogs n Butterflies n Goggas”

A Whip Around The Garden

I was actually looking for a pregnant chameleon. Didn’t spot her, but snapped flowers, including some non-indigenous interlopers – Aitch was a softie towards the end, and allowed some strange plants in. Also a (deceased) bush squeaker and a grasshopper – which reminds me: I must tell you the story of grasshoppers one day .Continue reading “A Whip Around The Garden”