28 December, 2016

December in our False Bay garden

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

This is our third Christmas in False Bay. Between life happens and water restrictions the garden is 'marking time'. In March I will add the two more trees for which the gaps are patiently waiting. And work thru my wish lists.

Leonotis, Californian poppies
Haworthia


21 December, 2016

Thomas Gray is 2

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

When we first saw Thomas at the SPCA in November a year ago, he laid back his ears. Don't TOUCH me!! He hid as best he could in a dark and sheltered corner.

November 2015 at the SPCA
Difficult cat to home as he didn't come and ask for cuddles


15 December, 2016

Dwarf papyrus Cyperus prolifer in Froggy Pond

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

That minimalist garden, with twelve plants? Dozen for Diana. Pam in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania has risen to my challenge - her virtual garden, her dozen!

Dwarf papyrus


07 December, 2016

Walking from Banksy to Brunel in Bristol

- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

I am fascinated by the way threads tie together across geography and history. John Cabot was an Italian, an unsuccessful bridge builder, who retreated across the sea to find North America in 1497!

John Cabot