Gardening

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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The garden this morning and some sad news

The garden this morning and some sad news

22 Jun, '120 Comments

I noticed that one of the palms, the favorite, was looking a bit sickly yesterday when driving home. That wasn’t that far from the truth, unfortunately. The gardener was fearful that it might have died, so I asked him to call the “palm tree surgeon” whom I always use to take care of them. He […]

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