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  • A happy find
    On one of my weekend mountain explores recently I stumbled upon a bulb lying in the Winter grass. I picked it up for closer inspection. The soil seemed to be mostly cleaned off and the bulb itself was intact. A few dried leaves and scaly sheaths were still clinging to it. A puzzle. I do … Continue reading A happy find
  • Cotyledon Orbiculata
    Cotyledon orbiculata is a wide spread South African succulent that is grown all over the world. This is an attractive and easy to grow plant worthy of a spot in every garden. Naturally they can be found growing amongst rocky outcrops in the grasslands, Karoo and also fynbos biomes. The leaves are variable and range … Continue reading Cotyledon Orbiculata
  • Both sides of the story
    On a little mountain tucked away on a sheltered plateau grows the most spectacular tree. I could tell you that this is a Cussonia spicata, of the family Araliaceae – But, I would prefer to tell you about Mkhulu, Mkhulu the African faraway tree. I could tell you that Cussonia spicata is found extensively throughout … Continue reading Both sides of the story