Finally the grey water system is in!
Great DIY shade for your tender plants
Great end to 2014!
Great gifts from the veggie patch
Garden is bursting with blossoms!

Barbie's GardenBarbie’s Garden

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia (in the Cape) in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden, I wanted an edible garden. Read more about this garden by following blog posts here … Barbie’s Garden

Christine’s Garden

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including Camellias and Azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge … Read more about this garden by following blog posts here … Christine’s Garden

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Jun 22 2015

Gutter Garden

I have heard the saying, “Weeds are flowers that don’t know that they have to grow in a row”. Well, I have found a new respect for this common plant – my new name for a weed. The Dictionary defines a weed: weed |wiːd|noun: “a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.” Well, that is not always true. I have a place for “weeds” in my garden and they [...]

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Jun 11 2015

Essence of my Winter Garden

I love the softness and the coolness of a winter garden. After a harsh summer, it is a pleasure to see so much green. The mist envelopes the mornings and everything looks magical – the spiders webs look like jewellery. I hope you enjoy the walk through my June garden…….. Lets see whats happening in the front garden My beautiful Leopard Tree! Lets see whats growing in the winter veggie [...]

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    My Greywater System

    We have been planning this simple Grey Water System for quite sometime. It needed to be [...]


    A Bokmakierie in my Garden

    I have never see this bird before!! What a surprise when I saw him in [...]

  • Harvest Day 10

    Harvest Day

    This is the best day of the week! The day I go out with my [...]

  • Bountiful fruit 10

    Bountiful fruit

    Wow!! I have joy in my heart! We are enjoying the bountiful harvest of fruit [...]

  • Heat of the Day 01

    Heat of the Day

    The summer gets really hot here and last year I had too many of my [...]

  • 2014 Diaries 12

    December 2014 Diaries

    So much happens in life! When I look at my To-Do list, my heart skips [...]