Category Archives: plants

Saying goodbye to my Mum

I’m sure not many people blog about a family funeral or memorial but as, over the years of having a blog, my beloved Mum has featured in many.  We had a memorial service for her in Somerset West on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Frangipani (Plumeria)

I love these flowers from the frangipani tree.  Their perfume takes me back to my childhood in Rhodesia … blissful carefree days.   Most gardens had at least one.  I haven’t seen any here as I would think our winters are … Continue reading

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I cannot do sit-ups or roll-ups !

Well … I’ve learned something new today … all about L4’s, 5’s, S1’s and sit-ups !! I don’t usually write about me, except in those dark days in 2010 when I needed psychological help when my world turned upside down, and writing my problems … Continue reading

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Cycas revoluta vs Amorphophallus titanum

Strange comparison!!!  And not remotely related!!  These two plant species are absolutely categorically poles apart then why put them in the same blog post !! Well … there is an Amorphophallus titanium – Titan arum, flowering at the moment at Mount … Continue reading

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Christmas beetles and lattice leaves

Apart from the intense heat and lack of good rains so far this season, Christmas beetles are out in full force, as usual for this time of the year, munching my rose bushes with gusto, it seems .. and my new season basil plants!! … Continue reading

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‘Blue Velvet’

Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis (‘Blue Velvet’) to be exact 🙂 ..  flowering for the first time in my garden since I moved them to a spot they obviously prefer… …

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A stroll .. a lunch .. and a Black Eagle in the park

Continuing from our visit to Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind, (my posts: part 1 and part 2) … hubby and I, together with Mark, Cheryl and Aussie friends, we stopped, on our way home, at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens for a light lunch Only in Africa … Continue reading

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