Category Archives: garden

We’re on holiday for the next 12 days !

Sooooo just as a last post until our return  … Nerine bowdeni in my garden .. Where are we going ?   Well, hubby and I are spending a few days in Ramsgate, Kwa Zulu Natal with cousins Barry, Gavin, Kathy and Sabrina … Continue reading

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Garden Commodore

Another butterfly in the garden yesterday :- Garden Commodore  – Presis archesia …

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And then the rain came

Since my last post a few days ago we’ve had rain, rain and more rain, consisting of  steady light rain petering down to a guti (a fine drizzle) interspersed with several heavy downpours.  My garden is soaking it up!   Or should … Continue reading

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My spirits were lifted

After our usual early evening walk with James to the veld (greenbelt) the other day,  I felt quite disheartened walking back home down our road.   We used to have a pretty tree-lined road with neat verges of different styles of plantings, whether plain lawns … Continue reading

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Another butterfly …

This time a tiny one –   ‘ African Grass Blue’  –   on a Jasmine leaf Genus : Zizeeria knysna Family : Lycaenidae They’re quite common in our garden but never still enough for me to take a photograph.  He must be sleeping !! … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of a Citrus Swallowtail butterfly ..

… or part thereof   😉  in my garden .. on my new lemon tree … .. larvae .. .. caterpillar … Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) in my garden .. on a zinnia flower …

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My garden, my back and me

Glorious rain on Friday afternoon, 20mm to be exact, left the garden damp and easy to work yesterday.  It was rather hot in the latter part of the morning but I kept to the shady spots to plant plugs of … Continue reading

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