Archive | November, 2009
Purple Wild Orchid 2

Wild Orchids

On our last trip to Mkhambathi Nature Reserve we also came across these wild orchids, growing on the coastal grasslands. I wouldn’t know where to start on a botanical or common name… Any takers? (more…)

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What succulent is this?

What succulent is this?

This amazing succulent was photographed at a friend’s farm in Southern KZN, near Kokstad.  It looks prehistoric.  Does anyone recognise it? (more…)

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The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid

At the Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Complex on Thursday 3rd December at 17h30 this provocative documentary film will be screened – a passionate and urgent call for all of us to prevent the overwhelming consequences of climate change. The Age of Stupid features Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite who looks back from the year 2055 to […]

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Now we're Flickr-ing!

We have a Flickr group!

Sprig now has its very own Flickr group. Its a place to upload photographs of your indigenous or food garden, South African plants, nature and landscapes and anything else that may interest the Sprig gardening community. The group is open so anyone can join and add photographs.  Check it out at

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Baby Mkambati Palm?

Mkhambathi Prehistoric Palm

We were in the Transkei a few weeks ago and had the good fortune of hanging out at the Mkhambathi Nature Reserve. It rules! Grasslands next to the sea, waterfalls flowing into it, hiking, birdlife, migrating whales, baboons and no-one else (aside from staff) in the whole reserve. The reserve is also know for the […]

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