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Sprig is six-and-a-half years, 1132 posts, 785 tags and 3401 comments old. We have some new, exciting, and time-consuming projects on the go, so to create new space, time and energy for these, it is time to say goodbye to our old friend, Sprig… The website is inactive but will be kept online as an archive. Thanks to […]

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Out of the ashes: Notes on the March 2015 Cape Town Wildfire

In the Mother City the mountains are ablaze. It is late summer. Four days ago the fire started in Farmer Peck’s Valley adjacent to the seaside suburb of Muizenberg, known for its surf and sharks. Sitting here at home it is 42°C and the sound of helicopters are a constant background alongside the low hum of […]

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Succulent leaves

Any ideas what is abusing the leaves of my succulents? And what to do to stop it? (I haven’t seen any snails)

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Karoo succulent

We recently drove down from Durban to Cape Town and stayed at this lovely Victorian guesthouse in Richmond in the Karoo. Sprawled on the stoep was this impressive succulent. The temperature often drops below 0 degrees, so it must be pretty hardy!

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Hitching a ride

This cheeky succulent has taken up home in the stem of this aloe tree – easiest way to get to the top 🙂

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