Archive : dietes

Mar 19 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Dietes Grandiflora is Third of my Twelve


I would not be a true South African gardener if I did not have this wonderful indigenous plant in my garden – Dietes grandiflora. I’ve briefly discussed Dietes before – it is a reliable plant in my garden and forms part of what I consider the  “background planting”. It forms a stunning backdrop to all my other foliage and flowering plants and is beautiful in its own right. Also known as Wild [...]

Nov 10 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 4 comments

Another favourite Native

Dietes Grandiflora

Another favourite indigenous (native) plant I have in my garden is Dietes or “wild Iris”. Perennial, evergreen plants which grow in large clumps, I have Dietes Grandiflora and Dietes Bicolor. Both are super easy to grow and care for, devoid it seems, of any attack by bugs and disease. I love the spikey upright foliage that remains a feature in the garden throughout the year and the flowers in spring and summer [...]

Mar 09 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening | 8 comments

Another Before and After Post

Back Makeover

This is another “Before and After” post, this time of a corner in my garden I’ve never shown or written about before on here. The reason is that I was never very proud of this area. Correction, I was actually very embarrassed because even after the makeover it looked kinda sad. Unfortunately it was one of those spots that was so bad that I don’t even have any “before-before” photos to show [...]