Monthly Archives: August 2020

Spring has sprung for some

Fellow gardener and bush walker N offered the following: ‘The spring is sprung, the grass is riz I wonder where the boidie is. They say the boidie’s on the wing But that’s absoid. The wing is on the bird.’ N … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 2 of 2

As I walked from the Warrane Community Garden I now noticed massive spreads of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) on the footpath verges along Heemskirk St. When I looked at front lawns, clearly they were all infested with this weed – lovely … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 1 of 2

Capeweed’s botanical name is Arctotheca calendula; the plant is also known as Cape Daisy Weed, Cape Dandelion – native of South Africa. Last month gardening friend K told me: ‘You will notice a lot of Capeweed at the garden if … Continue reading

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Mt Montagu via Thark Ridge

Intrepid walker N headed off into Wellington Park recently for a walk that was 13.88kms in distance and took 5 hours and 39 mins. His evocative photographs show a range of weather and indicate how beautiful this landscape is up … Continue reading

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My Hardenbergia

When this blog recently showed some of the native plants in S’s garden, I remembered I was growing a Hardenbergia violaceae at the bottom of my garden. Years ago I planted it at a tea tree fence edge and hoped … Continue reading

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