Archive | August, 2009
Will my clivia survive inside?

Will my clivia survive inside?

Are clivia’s indigenous?  I know they like shade – do you think it’ll survive in my house which has a lot of light due to the skylight?

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Mother-in-law’s tongue

I’ve never seen a mother-in-law’s tongue sprout a new leaf – it’s a strange sight – and quite beautiful! (more…)

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Remarkable pod.

What tree is this?

I was out in KwaMashu earlier this week, conducting training for INK Urban Renewal, and this tree was all over the place.  I originally noticed it because its remarkable pods make a great rustling noise when the wind blows.  Does anyone recognise it?  Is it indigenous?  I took a couple of seeds and may try […]

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At home under a tree.

In search of the blood lily

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 […]

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Remote farming

This is related to Brendan’s post on CSA earlier this week. “Have you forgotten where the vegetables on your table come from?” It’s a question agricultural firm Azienda Agricola Giacomo Ferraris asks potential customers. Offering Italians the opportunity to reconnect with the origins of their food, the company’s innovative online offering—Le Verdure Del Mio Orto […]

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