Archive | May, 2009

Like brommies?

The Durban Botanic Gardens is holding an orchid and bromeliad sale tomorrow. Date: Saturday 30 May 2009 Time: 8am-10am Venue: on the lawn outside the Ernest Thorp Orchid House. Enquiries Hendrik 082 570 1964 or

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Garden devastation!

Garden devastation!

The only problem with gardening on the verge is that the municipality can dig it up when they need to lay new pipes, which they did again last week. To be fair, they put everything back – though not in the same place – and it looks like most of the plants will survive.  I […]

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Permaculture hooray!

Veggie Update

I am happy to report that are small permaculture garden is thriving. Seeds have sprouted and seedlings have taken root. I’m thinking we’re heading for a bumper winter crop. (more…)

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Sunshine Yellow.

Sunshine Yellow

Cape Honeysuckle is one of the most versatile plants an indigenous garden can have.  You can prune it into a hedge, let it trail up a tree or grow it into a shrub. My friend Rike gave me my first plant a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been hooked.  I now have […]

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Wild dagga - not for smoking!

Wild dagga gone wild!

This is a follow-on from Sonya’s earlier post, showing my wild dagga flowering profusely.  I also started with a small twig of a plant which has now  grown into this great bush. (more…)

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