On the same trip we came across this labyrinth. It overlooks the indigenous forests of Hogsback and you encounter some interesting plants en route to the centre. Once there, I found what I presume is some sort of aloe (see pic).. Who knows what this plant is? The labyrinth is next to accommodation offered by […]
Just a few more plant pics from our cross-country road-trip. Not all of them strange but I think all indigenous … (more…)
ALOE FESTIVAL on the 27 & 28 June, at the Lower Mpushini Valley Conservancy. Beautiful Aloe walks, specialist talks, indigenous plant sales. Venues open 9am–4 pm. Speakers (Venue 3): Sally Johnson will present Gardening for Birds at 11am on 27 June and Barry Lovegrove will present Adding Texture to your Planting at 11am on 28 […]
Following Sonya’s post on her garden in transition I came across the definition of a pupa, which is the life stage of some insects (like butterflies) undergoing transformation. In keeping with the metaphor, here is another indigenous plant to introduce to our gardens, complete with butterfly-wing leaves. I’m not sure what it is called but it produces long […]
Our permaculture garden is thriving and we have now started harvesting vegetables, mainly lettuce and radish, but yesterday we ate beetroot from the garden and it was delicious. The beans, peppers and eggplants all have flowers on them and will be growing fruit soon, I’m sure. The garden has required little to no attention after […]
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