The last few days it has been a whole lot cooler here in Cape Town which means I felt more inclined to walk around and see what the heat of the previous weeks has done to my garden and plants …

Angelonia is a hard-working little flowering plant that seems to thrive in the heat of the sun…Angelonia is flowering

In the “Gardenia bed”In the "Gardenia bed"

there is plenty of lush growthLots of lush growth

In the “Rose Bed” …In the "Rose Bed"...

water for my birdsWater for the birds

Lots of pretty in the back gardenLots of pretty in the back

Grasses that I love in the AlleyGrasses that I love

Colour courtesy of some “Supertunias”.
Colour courtesy of some "Supertunias".

and abandoned doggie toysand abandoned doggie toys

At times like this I am particularly grateful for the big trees in my garden that cast so much shade. My plants have not suffered the way Barbie’s garden has suffered in the heat. If anything, growth is lush and everything that has not been attacked by pests is looking green and great. There have been more than usual bugs and ‘pestie’ things around – but such is life and nature and we try to tolerate them all here in my garden, even when I shed tears about destroyed plants.

Seems there is still lots to look forward to this summer!

Happy Gardening