Monday, October 15, 2007

Location, location, location

My garden is a coastal garden and being 300m from the beach it's more coast than garden. In summer we're battered by the South Easter and in winter the North Westerly pulls out all the stops. Add some salt and place in the sun for best results. It's a miracle I have roses at all.

The South Easter gives Table Mountain it's cloth.

The North Westerly brings out the moody side.

However we're also fortunate enough to live smack in the middle of the Western Cape fynbos kingdom and like many South African gardeners I'm discovering the benefits of using what belongs here.

Here is one of my projects.
Someone recently gave me a bouquet that had Rose Scented Geranium (Pelargonium) leaves in. Bar the real thing I have never smelt anything like it. So, I stuck it in some hormone powder and then in the ground. It might not look like much now but hey it's got new growth!


Viva said...

wow...what a beautiful locale you live in!

a home far away said...

Wow 300 metres to the beach, ahhh, it sounds so lovely!

I am a swedish woman living in Singapore, feel free to vistit any time:-

Hugs Gunilla