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Monday, 17 March 2014

The gorgeous jewels of nature

After almost 3 weeks of solid rain, we had a weekend filled with sunshine - time to take stock of the garden! Three weeks ago the garden started looking wintry, but after all the rain my garden is a bit confused and it looks like spring again. However, autumn is evident in the fact that some aloes are starting to flower, like Aloe ellenbeckii below. Bees and lizards came out of their hiding place and the Kniphofia (Red Hot Pokers) started producing flowers again! The Nasturtiums have burst forth with new life (will the seedlings survive the cold that is sure to follow?) and moss and lichens are covering tree trunks like soft carpets.



  1. It is always a joy to read about your surroundings Maree! Thanks for sharing! My treetrunks are also green!

    1. Thank you Liz! And have you seen all the little creatures feeding on that greenery? Every conceivable insect and wood louse is out in force! But I forgot to take photos!


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