Archive | September, 2009


I’m sure many people are aware of the proposed mining in the Xolobeni area of the Transkei. Last year I set up an online petition for a group that was opposing it.  This and other efforts have fallen on deaf ears and it seems likely that the mining will go ahead. Oh well, I thought, […]

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One year on and charging

Meet My Garden

I must have been nine, when I first did it. It was just one bean, but I couldn’t resist. To see those leguminaceous leaves unfurl…well, that was me, hooked. But one wasn’t enough; it never is. You know the score – all the other kids are making a racket on the playground, and you’re…in the […]

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Seed saving

Seed saving

This year, from our very small and very new permaculture garden, we have managed to save seeds from beans, lettuce and spinach.  There is a great post on Fennel and Fern, with some beautiful photographs, about saving seed to sow the following season.  Click here to read …

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Starry starry white

The sweet scent of spring

Well, spring is here. Branches are heavy with flowers and new growth, the morning light wakes us earlier and earlier and we discover new delights in our garden. I bought this Jasminum Multipartitum (Wild Jasmine) plant at last year’s Botanic Soc sale. It struggled through last year barely pushing out any new growth and I […]

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Eulophia Schnelliae

Blooming good!

Another scanned cutting for your reading pleasure:

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