Category Archives: Gardens

The Bridge That Wasn’t


GloMoWriMo Day 13 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way (like a witch), … Continue reading

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Preserving a 115-year old tradition.


Today I had the honour of presiding over the 115th Annual General Meeting of the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. We are delighted to have found a venue for such meetings in the Education Centre of Durban Botanic Gardens, as … Continue reading

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SUNDAY FUNDAY


I was completing the job referred to in the previous post when I received an order from the grandkids to join them on an outing to Illovo Nursery on the South Coast. We haven’t been there for a while, and … Continue reading

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Sad Twist of Ankle and Fate


Today a garden visit planned For Garden Judges and their friends, To garden that is really grand, And everyone in raptures sends. Rhiannon, though, on trampoline, Got ankle in an awful twist, And so it meant a doctor seen, And … Continue reading

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Happy and Successful Two Oh One Nine!


Or to two, oh, two, oh, (less one, too)! We visited the home of Much Better Half’s sister and husband for a delicious braaivleis (cook-meat; barbeque) and salads and stuff, and were entertained by the departure of, I think, the … Continue reading

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Delights of Durban Botanical Gardens on Christmas Eve


    Perhaps it will give some idea of the scope of the display if I mention that we and our Christmas guest from UK walked for well over two kilometers  to take it all in! © December 2018 Colonialist

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Pictures: Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society.


A perk of being on the judging teams for the captioned competition is to see so many stunning gardens. There was stiff competition for the honours and winners in the various individual categories were of a high standard. I’ll show … Continue reading

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