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False Bay garden and water in December

by Diana Studer - gardening for biodiversity in Cape Town, South Africa
When my camera agrees to see low evening rays catching the lemon tree's twisty branches and the great fronds of Strelitzia nicolai. I can't pin down why THIS corner of the garden works so well - it has the same issues of gaps need filling and monsters need pruning. In December 2014 we had been here a month.

Beneath the lemon tree in May I planted four Helichrysum cymosum.

Moved my mother's Hoya to climb up inside the Coprosma hedge. I saw 3 flowers. Clivia gardeniiwhich got chewed to a stump by Porterville snails is behind the Frog.

Having admired foxtail fern on USA garden blogs - I have bought 4 cat's tail fern Asparagus densiflorus Meyersii. Planted around the shaded curve of our paved circle next to Froggy Pond. Around the table was a messy drift of fallen leaves from the carob.

Froggy Pond has appreciated topping up from rain. The Ungardener built the pond in 2015.

Thomas likes to drink buckets…

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