29 June, 2016

June in our False Bay garden

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

Our garden has gathered its enthusiasm for the Karoo Koppie. What we see, and I linger on, when we come home. Our curb appeal is singing with Lachenalia rubida for Wildflower Wednesday! Also our view, from the other side, thru the bay window - where we queue up to sit in the sun! The Cape winter is the Green Season, grateful for rain in our dams but COLD. 5 or 6C overnight.

Lachenalia rubida on the Karoo Koppie

22 June, 2016

Walk in the mountains and along the seashore

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

Silvermine is divided into East and West by the Ou Kaapse Weg. When I was a child that road was a treat, FAR away, a scenic drive thru Table Mountain National Park. Now sadly as the coastal route is delayed by road works, and the next option - Chapman's Peak Drive - is a toll road, most of the traffic to the South Peninsula squeezes thru on THIS road.

Come this way
in Silvermine East

08 June, 2016

Our lemon tree

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

Poor embattled tree. House had tenants for years. One idiot WIREd the tree to a stake! The following tenants left the branch to grow over the embedded wire.

I can always pick a lemon from our tree

01 June, 2016

Blogaversary seven years

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

Because a blog is virtual, I am editing my way back thru old posts. Presenting my First Post from 2009 with its face and hands washed, hair brushed, with a red ribbon. My surviving blog posts have all been checked against the invitation list.

The black stork swooped in to Ungardening Pond in our Porterville garden. Imagine flying over and seeing A Frog for lunch!

Black stork 2009