Gardening

Microclimates

Microclimates

30 Apr, '120 Comments

One would be forgiven to think that in a garden as small as mine that distinct climates exist in its different parts. I know the pictures make it look big, but trust me on this, it’s less than 700 square meters in total area. The garden is divided in three parts; here, you see the […]

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The Xeriscaped Border is Complete!

The Xeriscaped Border is Complete!

18 Nov, '110 Comments

Have a look at this beauty! We’ve just finished this new border this afternoon. I moved almost all the agaves and cactii from the cluster by the pool into this new brilliant arrangement, even if I say so myself 🙂 I’m looking forward for them to mature in place and hope all visitors to our […]

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The Witch’s Cauldron

The Witch’s Cauldron

14 Nov, '110 Comments

It’s flourishing this year, thanks for my wife’s choice of filling it to the brim with red chrysanthemums 🙂 And here’s a close-up of those gorgeous mums: If you wish, click the picture above for an original size which you can use as your desktop background, or flip it 90 degrees and use it as […]

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Stock take

12 Nov, '110 Comments

600 Allisum (white, pink, purple) 200 Geraniums (white, red) 300 petunias 100 marigolds 20 chrysanthemums 75 calendulas 100 stock (white, purple) 10 rose bushes (sultani) 10 jasmine bushes (full) 2 variegated hibiscus bushes 25 flowers, can’t remember there names at the moment! 25 colius Did I paint a picture in your head yet?

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Good progress on Hillside

Good progress on Hillside

11 Nov, '110 Comments

Have a look at the progress done on Op Hillside since this morning: Really glad. And I think once finished it will be quite unique too. We’ll be leaving things to set now and put the plumbing and plants in place next weekend. Can’t wait!

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