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False Bay garden in June

by Diana Studer - gardening for biodiversity in Cape Town, South Africa
This is a good winter. My aloes have recovered from last year's shrizzled buds. Aloe ferox blooming in June. Buds of Aloe marlothii coming for July. Emerging buds on the coral Aloe striata. For Through the Garden Gate with Sarah in Dorset.

Karoo Koppie is ticking all my orange and red boxes. Leaf margins on coral aloe. Firesticks Euphorbia tirucalli turning from lime gold thru bronze to terracotta. Raspberry red Lachenalia bulbifera. Gold and orange Chasmanthe floribunda. Stately bells of Cotyledon orbiculata got knocked sideways by wind. Garlanded by a border of scarlet pelargoniums.

My mother's Cypripedium. Slipper orchid King Arthur.

June garden flowers blue Rotheca myricoides and Felicia. Blue and white Strelitzia nicolai. Pure white pelargonium and Iceberg rose. Still patiently pruning my lemon tree to a better, more compact more reachable shape, and thinning out the too much groundcover above the roo…

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