Monthly Archives: January 2011

This wasn’t an unusual tree, but it wasn’t in the one book I bought at Kirstenbosch. Edit: It’s some type of Callistemon. South Africa is a society with a lot of fences and barbed wire. “Friendly” barbed wire. Nasturtiums are weeds. The old graveyard at Robben Island. Large Agaves Nelson Mandela had a garden at […]

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Leucospermum reflexum – most likely – todennäköisesti – antagligen Streliziae ’ Mandela’s Gold’, Plantworld actually stocks seeds for it. More pincushion flowers, there were all imaginable shades of yellow, orange and red. A mountain dahlia, Liparia splendens. Lots of Geraniums. I’ll add a few pictures from other places around the Cape tomorrow. Lisään muutaman kuvan […]

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Like many gardening professionals my summers can be very work filled and taking time off has to be deterred. This summer I actually had some free time in July, but most of it had to be put for a later date. Some of that I spent in October when I took a trip with some […]

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One of the first things that brighten up the new season is the Hellebores. Some years, they even brighten up the winter. A few years ago I managed to plant one in January and two years ago one actually flowered on January 25th. That’s not going to happen this year.   Before the snow came […]

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Recent slightly disappointing covers and the new one on the right. I got a bit bewildered surfing the net the other day, I was quite certain I was going to the Garden Design magazines web site but when I got there I had a bit of whoa-moment before I realized I was in the right […]

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