New additions to the front garden
Check the damage!
Summer sunshine!
Spotted an owl
My garden with a few flowers!
Garden has been allowed to go wild!

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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Jul 24 2014

The Mouse and the Provita

I am having so much fun with this little mouse who lives under our outside deck! He is the smallest of the bunch (family of 5!!) and he has been appointed the official Provita Scout! That’s why I named him Scout! Today was so funny!! I thought, what would he do if I held onto the Provita………     This was day two……. Scout the mouse was at my finger!!


Jul 21 2014

The Mouse Whisperer

This is the cutest thing! I have a family of striped field mice living under our outside deck and every day I throw them a Provita cracker. Lately, they have been waiting for me. I always whistle and make a “Provita feeding time” sound, so I decided to try hand feeding today. The smallest mouse – I call him Scout because he is the one they send out to collect [...]

  • May Garden07

    May Day Blooms

    I have been so amazed with the weather we had in May and early June. [...]

  • March Garden33

    Garden revamp for water wise gardening

    Hi all my gardening friends!!!! I have been re-vamping the garden so that 2014 is [...]

  • BEETLES 01

    Badboy bugs

    This last season I hardly had any problems with beetles, bugs, caterpillars and aphids in [...]


    Sunflowers from sunny Cape Town

    Hi all gardening friends!! My year started off very busy work wise and the summer [...]

  • OWL 01

    Spotted an Owl

    This beautiful Spotted Eagle Owl was spying on me while I was working in the [...]

  • October garden 24

    October clean up

    It is always a good idea to have a family visit to motivate you to [...]