30 April, 2015

Our False Bay garden after the house renovations

by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

The two pots of embattled Septemberbossie (Polygala myrtifolia) which used to stand outside the gate, have earned the right to be planted in the earth. They bring the purple and white I want to set against the lemons along the east side.

Septemberbossie


21 April, 2015

Kirstenbosch Plant Fair 2015

by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

Feast of Fynbos

When we first went to the Kirstenbosch annual plant sale in 1980 we spent R16. Our garden in Camps Bay was high up a few houses from the Table Mountain National Park on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles. This year we have an exciting fresh start. But with a careful Stick to the List as our False Bay garden doesn't have room except for the right plant.

On Sunday there was a huge ring around the sun!

Sunday's autumn ring around the sun