Gardening

Time lapse video of the opening of a Caper Flower – Capparis spinosa

Time lapse video of the opening of a Caper Flower – Capparis spinosa

21 Aug, '120 Comments

I noticed another caper flower about to bloom this afternoon so I set up my iPhone 4s to capture a time-lapse movie and this is the result. I’m in love with this flower as it’s so exotic and its life is very limited, normally it lives for just one day, but in that day it […]

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Thriving xeriscaped border

Thriving xeriscaped border

10 Aug, '120 Comments

This is the only part of my garden that is truly thriving at the moment. The cacti and other plants are doing well in their border and the Devil’s Tongue Barrel seems to be readying itself for yet another flowering in the same season. But this time, I can see quite a number of buds […]

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Say hello to the Araucaria cookii

Say hello to the Araucaria cookii

8 Jul, '120 Comments

Now that the sick palm is out, I decided not to replace it with another one. But I thought I would like to have a big tree there in any case, and as I’ve seen how beautiful the Araucaria looked in my neighbour’s garden, which is easily 15 meters tall, I’d go for that one […]

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The Buddha Patch

The Buddha Patch

3 Jul, '120 Comments

The Buddha Patch, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. Let your light shine through…

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The Palm Tree is Out

The Palm Tree is Out

29 Jun, '120 Comments

Quite a sad day today. We’ve had to have the palm tree removed. It didn’t show any recovery unfortunately, in fact if anything, it regressed as the canopy almost collapsed and the crown was tilting down, a sure sign of trouble. So I engaged a local guy with access to a high-lift crane mounted on […]

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