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False Bay garden in May

by Diana Studer - gardening for biodiversity in Cape Town, South Africa
For April in our garden, I looked back at the changes across four years. This year we were delighted to have an indigenous plant sale at Kirstenbosch again. I went with a careful list (chosen from the online catalogue), then allowed myself a few substitutes for the Sold Out Already.

With the shortest day approaching we have had a few fires. One clump of Lachenalia bulbifera catches enough sun to be the first to bloom. For Through the Garden Gate with Sarah in Dorset.

Last year the aloe buds got chewed and failed. Two weeks ago this year's buds began to rise; now the branches have opened out and the buds turn orange. Aloe ferox (leaves are smooth on outer surface). For Wildflower Wednesday with Gail at Clay and Limestone in Tennessee.

For Spring Promise (pink, white and silver) I have replaced Pelargonium tomentosum (minty leaves, semi-shade) and Pelargonium cordifolium (also prefers light shade) Another buchu

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