On a recent trip to Salt Rock,we found these little beauties growing on the hill above the beach. Does anyone know what they are?
“Located in the scenic Amathole region of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, Essential Amathole has been established to produce a range of organic essential oils and medicinal plant extracts for the global market”.
Still and nursery in Hogsback
As many of you know, I keep returning to Hogsback, and Essential Amathole is one of the reasons. This initiative follows an incredible approach to sustainable rural economic development in 4 ways. Firstly, it is based on a public-private-community partnership.
This plant came up in a friend’s garden. Could someone please identify for me. I think it is exotic so it doesn’t matter where it came up but for interest’s sake I live in Durbanville , Cape Town. Hot dry summers, wet winters. This photo was taken late August, which is still very cold and rainy in our area.
I was recently up in the Midlands for work and we stopped off at the Caversham Press, a writers and artists retreat. This amazing tree was in their courtyard, heavy with pink flowers. Does anyone recognise it? Could it possibly be indigenous?
More on the Press at www.cavershamcentre.org.
This fynbos plant has remarkable colouring. The leaves are a blue-grey and its flowers go from a purple to a lovely brown. Again, I forgot to keep the name of it so if anyone recognises it please let me know. Although it looks like it wouldn’t do so well in Durbs, it is thriving in my garden.