Archive : bougainvillea

Jul 13 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 9 comments

Disaster struck (the story of the overgrown Bougainvillea)

After the collapse ...

We’ve had our fair share of stormy weather, but this was not a weather related incident. This was all about the Bougainvillea deciding it had enough of being trained up a trellis, growing thick and powerful and then planning its escape … Before … a happy space to while away the day When I bought this house there was  sort of mirror mosaic on the wall which we were not fond of. [...]

Nov 15 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 13


Today I am grateful that gardening burns calories! I love that I am burning calories (at the rate of 280 per hour) doing something I really enjoy. My days of jumping around the gym to build up a sweat are long over and as I spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week gardening, I am getting a lot more exercise now than I was a year ago. That I am [...]

Mar 05 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening | 5 comments

Too hot to garden so we photograph

6 March

Its just way too hot in Cape Town today to do anything constructive in the garden. It was 38° Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier when I checked although it felt hotter at lunch time, so it could have been closer to 40 earlier on today. I’m waiting for the sun to go down before I do anything. I was forced outside because Dexter spent the afternoon keeping cool in the pool. I [...]

Jan 13 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 1 comment

My Bougainvillea she flowers!

My Bougainvillea

Talk about a long wait! I bought two little bougainvillea plants just under a year ago and planted them. One has dark green leaves and the bright pink / crimoson flower bracts, the other has pale green leaves ands white flowers. They were both in flower when I bought them. Iplanted them and they prompty dropped all their flowers and stopped flowering. Then someone offered to make me a trellis to tie [...]