Check the damage!
Summer sunshine!
Spotted an owl
My garden with a few flowers!
Garden has been allowed to go wild!
such a pleasure to see an iris bloom!
Back in my garden!
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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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BEETLES 01

Feb 24 2014

Badboy bugs

This last season I hardly had any problems with beetles, bugs, caterpillars and aphids in my garden. The ones that did come by uninvited, they didn’t leave too much damage – almost as if they were being polite. The aphids were devoured by ladybugs and the caterpillars were hand-picked and “placed” elsewhere (the chickens don’t like the furry, colourful squigglies) But these little nasties destroyed my rocket OVERNIGHT!! My sweet [...]

SUNFLOWERs 05

Feb 18 2014

Sunflowers from sunny Cape Town

Hi all gardening friends!! My year started off very busy work wise and the summer has kept me more outdoors than in! We are experiencing a heat wave these past few days so 32 to 38 degrees is the average!! Whew!! Hot in Philly!! I have to show you my beautiful Sunflowers that were all over my garden this summer. They are now going to seed, but were spectacular this [...]