Garden Blogging

Pointy hat tip to Hecate for the inspiration.

It’s Spring in Joburg and my garden is starting to wake up.

In the west, a bright scarlet rose is leafing and budding.

Moving deosil (for the southern hemisphere), we come across this two-in-one lemon tree. The lemons on this side are huge and rough with thick skins, and the branches are thorny. On the other side of the tree, the lemons are smooth and thin-skinned.

In the east, my lovely Blackthorn tree all in pink blossom. Cousin to the Hawthorn, I only realised I had one of these when reading one of Paul‘s posts about Hawthorn.

Next to it, the Clivia has started blooming.It’s related to the Crocus.

While over it all towers an Apiesdoring, a form of Acaia known by the Afrikaanse name (‘Monkey Thorn’). The weavers have built their nests in it for the fourth year, but the neighbourhood went all to hell when the sparrows built one of their spectacularly untidy nests in the same tree. You can see the small, neat weaver nests in the bare boughs-the sparrow nest is the bigger blob on the left.
Gardens are good for the soul, especially in Spring.


3 responses to “Garden Blogging

  1. Two in one lemon tree, interesting. Must have been grafted. I don’t have time for any gardening other that my inside Aloe Vera plants and that monster of an apple tree that pretty much takes care of itself. I did grow a small patch of potatoes one year, they were good. Having french toast and sausage for breakfast in PA. Going to relax around here today and do laundry and catch up on a few chores here. Hugs


  2. Thank you, I spent quite a bit of time on my roof deck garden yesterday welcoming fall and saying goodbye to the profusion of color of summer. So great to be reminded of how things really are balanced on this great planet. Enjoy the spring!


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