On a recent trip to Salt Rock,we found these little beauties growing on the hill above the beach. Does anyone know what they are? Sarah www.eyereports.wordpress.com
“Located in the scenic Amathole region of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, Essential Amathole has been established to produce a range of organic essential oils and medicinal plant extracts for the global market”. Still and nursery in Hogsback As many of you know, I keep returning to Hogsback, and Essential Amathole is one of [...]
This plant came up in a friend’s garden. Could someone please identify for me. I think it is exotic so it doesn’t matter where it came up but for interest’s sake I live in Durbanville , Cape Town. Hot dry summers, wet winters. This photo was taken late August, which is still very cold and [...]
I was recently up in the Midlands for work and we stopped off at the Caversham Press, a writers and artists retreat. This amazing tree was in their courtyard, heavy with pink flowers. Does anyone recognise it? Could it possibly be indigenous? More on the Press at www.cavershamcentre.org.
This fynbos plant has remarkable colouring. The leaves are a blue-grey and its flowers go from a purple to a lovely brown. Again, I forgot to keep the name of it so if anyone recognises it please let me know. Although it looks like it wouldn’t do so well in Durbs, it is thriving in [...]
Mol-d, you beat me to the draw – I had just taken some photographs of the September Bush flowering in my garden. I wonder if its called the September Bush because it flowers in September? Anyway, it is a great plant to have in your garden and the bumble-bees seem to love the flowers.
I spotted this striking beauty under a tree outside my office today. The flower is followed by fleshy red berries, which the monkeys and birds love. I’ll try to remember to take a photograph of the berries when they come through. The bulb is traditionally used to cure coughs, headaches and stomach problems. The plant [...]
One of the lessons I’ve learnt from writing this blog is to always keep a record of the names of plants you buy from nurseries. I think the next time I create a garden I will write down each plant in a little black book. Anyway, I got this plant from the Fig Tree Nursery [...]
My friend Sue gave me a tiny piece of this succulent a couple of years back and it has now grown into a fully-fledged plant – this is the first time it has flowered. I don’t think it is indigenous as it looks South American to me. Anyone recognise it?
I just wanted to share some photographs of this amazing, lily flower which grew out of a very ordinary succulent in a corner of my garden.
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