Garden Year

In November 2014 we moved to False Bay.

November 2014 we move in

Eight years - in November 2022 
And seven - in November 2021
Now we are six - in November 2020
Five years here! in November 2019
Celebrating 40 and 70 years in November 2018 and four years here
In a yellow limbo in November 2017
Advent wreath in pelargoniums in November 2016
After the first year in November 2015
Taking stock as we began gardening in November 2014

Happy blues for December 2022
Anniversary bouquet in December 2021
Agapanthus in December 2020
With City Hall carillon in December 2019
No bananas this year December 2018
We have ... bananas in December 2017
Marking time in December 2016
Woodland planters in December 2015
Making plans with Christmas flowers in December 2014

Peers Hill fire in January 2024
Sun ripened volunteer tomato in January 2023
Christmas butterfly in January 2022 
Cut a different finger in January 2020
Verge and Karoo Koppie in January 2019
Day Zero looms - water and drought in January 2018
Emptying dams in January 2017
Tapestry hedge in January 2016
Newly laid patios in January 2015

Pruned carob tree in February 2024
Kirstenbosch and our garden in February 2023
Turning to autumn blues in February 2022
Starring Metalasia muricata in February 2021
Inspired by bloggers in February 2020
Boophone flowers in February 2019
Summer rain refills Froggy Pond February 2018
Grey water in February 2017
Water in Froggy Pond in February 2016
Before the builders start in February 2015

Easter bunny and dyed eggs in March 2024
Moody blues for autumn in March 2023
Gold and scarlet in March 2022
Virtual autumn posies in March 2021
COVID-19 the elephant in the room in March 2020
Carpenter bee in March 2019
Giraffe with spekboom in March 2018
Visiting otter in March 2017
Froggy Pond planted in March 2016
Building chaos in March 2015

CNC and FIRES! in April 2024
Bonsai lesson in April 2023 also City Nature Challenge 2023
City Nature Challenge on iNaturalist in April 2022
Six years in this garden and Table Mountain fire in April 2021
COVID kilometres in a five year garden for April 2020
Four years (Cornish Stripe in blue and white) for April 2019
Three years and three rain tanks in April 2018
Garden is two years old in April 2017
The purple shall govern - autumn flowers in April 2017
A year of gardening here in April 2016
Autumn's moody blues in April 2016
Begin at the beginning of the garden in April 2015

Birds, purple flowers and elections in May 2024
Pruning for winter sun in May 2023
Battling ivy in May 2022
Moved the bird feeder in May 2021
Aloes in bud during COVID lockdown in May 2020
Tiny urban forest with 44 trees in May 2020
Kirstenbosch plant sale in May 2019
New plants in autumn, owl and bananas for May 2018
Installing a rain water tank in May 2017
Clear water in Froggy Pond in  May 2016
Karoo Koppie and verge in May 2015
Looking for colour in May 2015

Our hippo 'There is MOSS growing in my ear!!' in June 2023
Giraffe versus spekboom in June 2022
Autumn Fire on Karoo Koppie (and still Lockdown) in June 2021
Banana bud in June 2020
Winter means aloes blazing in June 2019
First flowers on Aloe marlothii in June 2018
Extreme gardening and ruby Lachenalia in June 2017
Autumn Fire 'blazes' on the Karoo Koppie in June 2016
Washing line pergola in June 2015

Birthday chainsaw! in July 2023
Letting the hoopoe and aloes see sun in July 2022
Climbing aloe lighting up our tapestry hedge in July 2021
Grass with the golden curls in July 2020
New pot at our entrance in July 2019
Still green despite disappointing July rain July 2018
Karoo Koppie and a second rain water tank in July 2017
Looking at gaps in the garden in July 2016
Planting Spring Promise in July 2015

Flowers despite no gardening in August 2023
Pruning in August 2022 
Blowing nectar bubbles in August 2021
Even plants observe social distancing in August 2020
Blue pot with tuberous begonia in August 2019
Red and white flowers for Swiss First of August in August 2018
Between rain and tanks in August 2017
Winter green for August 2016
Planting Summer Gold in August 2015

Wind and rain and heavy weather, with flowers in September 2023 
Visited by a guineafowl in September 2022
Spanish bluebells, just a few in September 2021
Wear yellow for Kataza in September 2020
Again pretty in pink in September 2019
In the Pink in September 2018
New path and poppies in September 2017
Trees can be 'sat under' in September 2016
Begin at Cornish Stripe in September 2015

Pink profusion and digital detox ahead in October 2023
Great Southern Bioblitz and Pink Promise in October 2022
Pruning and Bioblitzing in October 2021
New roses and blue pots in October 2020 
African monarch butterfly in October 2019
Lemon tree with Cornish Stripe's blue and white flowers in October 2018
Green garden with flowers in October 2017
Why do I garden? Somewhere green to sit. For birds and bees. October 2016
Gardening for biodiversity in October 2015

By Diana Studer  
of  Elephant's Eye on False Bay 

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