Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Flame lilies at the end of a year.

It is the end of the year and our rains have transformed the dry dust bowl of a garden to a lush green haven that requires constant mowing. In among the green lush grass and cycads are growing a selection of out Christmas flowers. the national flower - the Flame Lily. Happy new year to everyone and may 2009 be better!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The rains have come!

The rain has come at last. A pleasant change to the dry and dusty season we have just been through! With the rains cvome the weeds and with no gardener we spend our time weeding the vegetable garden and trying to keep the garden tidy.
This year we will plant vegetables in pots to save the extra work!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hidden away

I am always amazed as I walk around the garden what I find in hidden away. This little orchid was attached to a tree and flowering away quite happily with no care at all - except for perhaps a spray of water every now and again.

Walking around our garden is always a pleasure as one comes across the unexpected almost everyday.

This lovely lily came from the Zambezi Valley but seems to like our rockery.